Throughout this season, Richmond’s premier podcast Talking Tigers tackled the tough task of selecting the Club’s best combined premiership team from 1967-2020.
The Talking Tigers team members had to evaluate players from eight Richmond premiership sides in that time frame.
In each episode, TT named one player from a list of nominations, starting with the small back pocket and all the way through to the last spot on the interchange bench.
The number of premierships for each player, along with how they’d performed in those winning Grand Finals, were key selection factors.
That meant many top players missed out, however, as you can see below, the final line-up is an exceptional one.
Here is the star-studded side selected by Talking Tigers (and announced in the old-fashioned format)...
Backs: Roger Dean (two premierships), Alex Rance (one premiership), Dylan Grimes (three premierships)
Half-backs: Bachar Houli (three), Robert McGhie (two), Nick Vlastuin (three)
Centres: Francis Bourke (five), Bill Barrot (two), Dick Clay (four)
Half-forwards: Shane Edwards (three), Royce Hart (four), Kevin Bartlett (five)
Forwards: Dustin Martin (three), Jack Riewoldt (three), David Cloke (two)
Followers: Michael Green (four), Kevin Sheedy (three)
Rover: Trent Cotchin (three)
Interchange: Paul Sproule (two), Toby Nankervis (three), Barry Richardson (three), Geoff Raines (one)