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Richmond list changes

Richmond has finalised its list changes ahead of today’s deadline.

The Club is committed to retaining Jacob Townsend in the upcoming Rookie Draft, but understands his right as a delisted free agent to explore his options with other clubs.

Richmond’s General Manager – Football, Neil Balme, said the Club had open discussions with 25-year-old Townsend.

“We would love for Jacob to remain at Richmond and he knows there is a spot for him at the Club,” Balme said.

“He is well within his rights as a delisted free agent to look for new opportunities and should they arise, we will support his decision."

The Club has also advised Nathan Drummond and Mabior Chol they will not be offered new contracts.

Chol, 21, joined the Club as a rookie at the end of 2015 and made one senior appearance for the Tigers.

“Mabior has shown promising signs over the past three seasons and the Club will consider its options over the coming weeks,” Balme said.

Drummond, 23, played five senior matches in what was an injury-interrupted four-year tenure at the Club.

A former Murray Bushranger, Drummond was recruited to the Tigers with pick No. 52 overall in the 2014 AFL National Draft.

“I really feel for Nathan, he has had a rotten run with injuries,” Balme said.

“He has suffered two serious knee injuries since joining the AFL system and has struggled to consistently play football.

“He has always held his head high and been the ultimate professional, even when he was going through tough patches.

“This was a difficult decision for the Club to make. We have no doubt Nathan will forge a successful career in whichever path he decides to take.”