Richmond has secured the signatures of young half-backs Daniel Rioli and Rhyan Mansell, with the duo signing fresh contracts this week.
Rioli has committed for the 2022 season, while Mansell has been extended by two years, tying him to the Club until the end of 2023.
A triple-premiership forward, Rioli made the transition to defence in the second half of this season, looking at home in his new role.
The 24-year-old averaged 20.5 disposals at 85% efficiency across the final six matches of the season to go with four marks, two inside-50s and 2.5 tackles per game.
Rioli has played 114 games for the Tigers since being selected with Richmond’s first pick No. 15 overall at the 2015 AFL National Draft.
Mansell, 21, put together an excellent debut season for Richmond, playing 13 matches as a small defender.
The former Woodville West Torrens premiership player was added to the Club’s list as a Supplementary Selection in February.
Mansell averaged 11 disposals, 2.2 tackles and 2.7 rebound 50s this year, with his defensive attributes and mindset a highlight.
Richmond General Manager- Football Talent, Blair Hartley said the pair were an important part of the Club’s future.
“Daniel really impressed in a new role as a running defender this year, which is a credit to his application and work ethic,” he said.
“Already, he has achieved a lot in his AFL career, and we are excited to see what more the future holds for him.
“Rhyan has also worked really hard since he first joined us as a train-on player in January.
“He has thoroughly deserved the senior opportunities he received this year, and we are excited to see him continue to progress across the next two years and beyond.”