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Tigers lock in three

Lambert re-signs Kane Lambert chats to Roar Vision following his recent contract extension.

Richmond has re-signed premiership utility, Kane Lambert and two young key position players, Ryan Garthwaite and Callum Coleman-Jones.

Lambert, 27, was runner-up in Richmond’s 2018 Best & Fairest and will remain at Tigerland until 2022.

Exciting key defender, Ryan Garthwaite has committed to the Tigers until 2020, while developing ruck/key forward, Callum Coleman-Jones is locked in until 2021.

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Lambert, a skilful, quick, and hard-edged half-forward/midfielder began his journey with Richmond as a 23-year-old, recruited to the Tigers in the 2015 Rookie Draft.

The 2017 premiership player has gone on to play 74 games and kick 43 goals so far in the yellow and black.

Lambert averaged 22.5 disposals in season 2018, and was no. 2 at the Club for total disposals. Last season he booted 15 goals, his best haul across his four seasons of league football.

Blair Hartley, Head of Player Personnel and List Management said Lambert is an asset to both the team and the Club.

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“We’re always so impressed by Kane, whether it’s his commitment and determination as a player, or his impressive character as a person,” Hartley said.

“He gives us everything each day - we’ve loved watching him develop, continue to take his football to another level, and make others around him better.”

Garthwaite, 20, is a Murray Bushrangers product and was recruited to the Tigers in the 2016 National AFL Draft. He made his AFL debut in season 2018, playing two games for the season.

“We’re really pleased with Ryan’s development in his two years with us,” Hartley said.

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"Ryan's a talented player and while we believe he has a long future with us, he’s already shown us he’s capable at AFL level.

“Ryan works incredibly hard and takes every opportunity to learn off his teammates, and we’re really excited to see him progress to play regular AFL games.”

Coleman-Jones, 19, was selected by Richmond with the Club’s second round selection, no. 20 overall, in the 2017 National AFL Draft.

He played at VFL level in 2017, where he kicked 14 goals in 16 games, including three-goal hauls in two games.

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Coleman-Jones is an exciting prospect for the Tigers’ future, and has shown he can play in the ruck or key forward position.

“Callum had a great first season with us, we really like his versatility, and look forward to him continuing to develop his game next season and beyond,” Hartley said.