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Top team of Tassie Tigers

Tasmanian tall timber Watch highlights of the four Tasmanian Richmond leading goalkicker award winners.

With Richmond scheduled to play its second 2019 JLT Community Series match in Launceston (v Hawthorn), we take a look at Tony Greenberg’s team of the best players from Tasmania that he’s seen represent the Tigers on-field throughout the past half-century.

B:  Chris Bond, Grant Allford, Darryl Sutton

HB:  Cameron Clayton, Stephen Mount, Ben Harrison

C:  Michael Gale, Ian Stewart, Shane Williams

HF:  Matthew Richardson, Royce Hart, Jack Riewoldt

F:  Trent Nichols, Michael Roach, Toby Nankervis

R:  Brendon Gale, Paul Sproule, Noel Carter

IC:  Justin Plapp, Derek Peardon, Mark McQueen, Gary Davidson

To underline the vast talent within this team of Tassie Tigers, here’s a rundown of the key honours and awards many of the players attained during their time with Richmond at the game’s highest level.

Richmond premiership players – Royce Hart (1967, 1969, 1973, 1974), Paul Sproule (1973, 1974), Ian Stewart (1973), Noel Carter (1973), Cameron Clayton (1974), Michael Roach (1980), Stephen Mount (1980), Jack Riewoldt (2017) and Toby Nankervis (2017).

Jack Dyer Medallists – Royce Hart (1969, 1972), Ian Stewart (1971), Chris Bond (1994), Matthew Richardson (2007) and Jack Riewoldt (2010, 2018).

Richmond leading goalkicker award winners – Royce Hart (1967, 1971), Michael Roach (1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987), Matthew Richardson (1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), Jack Riewoldt (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

Brownlow Medal winners – Ian Stewart (1971).

150-game-plus Richmond players – Matthew Richardson (282), Jack Riewoldt (249), Brendon Gale (244), Michael Roach (200), Royce Hart (187).


Tasmanian Tiger quintet: (L-R) C Bond, B Harrison, M Richardson, B Gale and M Gale (circa 1996)