Richmond has made nine changes to its team for Saturday afternoon’s Round 23 clash with Hawthorn at the MCG.

Headlining the Tigers’ inclusions is retiring triple-premiership defender David Astbury and debutant Ben Miller.

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Astbury will play his 155th and final match for the Tigers after a career that has spanned 12 years.

Miller, a fourth-year Tiger, gets his opportunity after a strong season for Richmond at reserves level.

The West Australian, drafted with pick No. 63 overall at the 2017 AFL Draft, has been used at both ends of the ground and as an athletic second ruckman during his time at Richmond.

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Miller set to debut

Ben Miller will make his AFL debut in the Round 23 match against Hawthorn.

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Premiership players Jason Castagna, Marlion Pickett, and Kamdyn McIntosh will also return to the Tigers’ team, along with Riley Collier-Dawkins, Will Martyn, Jack Ross and Mabior Chol.

Martyn will make just his second appearance as a starting player at AFL level, having also been used as a medical substitute on one occasion.

Coming out of last week’s side through injury is Dion Prestia (calf), Trent Cotchin (knee), Shane Edwards (ankle), Kane Lambert (Achilles), Toby Nankervis (finger) and Rhyan Mansell (hamstring).

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Hardwick previews Hawthorn

Damien Hardwick addresses the media ahead of the Round 23 match against Hawthorn.

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Jake Aarts, an unused medical substitute last week, misses out on a spot in the starting 22, while Ryan Garthwaite, Hugo Ralphsmith and Maurice Rioli Junior have been omitted.

Garthwaite, Aarts, Ralphsmith and Patrick Naish have been named as this week’s emergencies.

Richmond will confirm which player steps in as the medical substitute 60 minutes prior to the opening bounce.

Saturday’s clash commences at 1.35pm and will broadcast live on FOX Footy and Kayo.

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Backs

Dylan Grimes

2

Ben Miller

46

David Astbury

12

Half-Backs

Jayden Short

15

Nick Vlastuin

1

Daniel Rioli

17

Centreline

Jack Graham

34

Thomson Dow

27

Kamdyn McIntosh

33

Half-Forwards

Matt Parker

37

Liam Baker

7

Marlion Pickett

50

Forwards

Tom Lynch

19

Shai Bolton

29

Jack Riewoldt

8

Followers

Callum Coleman-Jones

40

Riley Collier-Dawkins

26

Will Martyn

36

Interchange:

Sydney Stack

44

Jack Ross

5

Mabior Chol

41

 

Jason Castanga

11

 

 

 

 

Emergencies:

Ryan Garthwaite

42

Jake Aarts

16

Patrick Naish

6

 

Hugo Ralphsmith

45

 

 

 

 

In: Jack Ross, Jason Castagna, David Astbury, Riley Collier-Dawkins, Kamdyn McIntosh, Will Martyn, Mabior Chol, Ben Miller, Marlion Pickett

Out: Dion Prestia (calf), Trent Cotchin (knee), Shane Edwards (ankle), Jake Aarts (medical sub), Kane Lambert (Achilles), Toby Nankervis (finger), Rhyan Mansell (hamstring), Ryan Garthwaite (omitted), Hugo Ralphsmith (omitted), Maurice Rioli (omitted)

New: Ben Miller (Railways Kalgoorlie (WA)/Subiaco (WAFL))