Richmond VFL has locked in its side to take on Hawthorn this Sunday at Box Hill City Oval. 

The Tigers will be looking to keep the momentum going following a convincing 37-point victory over Port Melbourne last weekend. 

Dashing defender Hugo Ralphsmith has recovered from the three broken ribs he sustained in Richmond's Round 5 AFL game against Adelaide and will make his return through the VFL this weekend. 

"The incident at the time we thought was bad, but we didn't realise how bad it was," Richmond senior coach Damien Hardwick said on Thursday morning.

"So, he's taken a little bit of time to get back. He was in really good form before he went out but he'll come back through the reserves and earn his place back.

"He's a really good, young promising player."

Also featuring in Sunday's line-up are AFL-listed Tigers Robbie Tarrant, Sydney Stack, Matt Parker and Riley Collier-Dawkins. 

The Tigers' three emergencies for the match are Nick Guiney, Cam Olden and Jack Sexton. 

Richmond and Box Hill will both be coming into the clash on the back of solid Round 7 wins, with the two sides currently sitting in eighth and tenth place respectively on the ladder after the opening seven rounds. 

The clash at Box Hill City Oval kicks off at 12.00pm will be broadcast live on Channel 7. 

Fans can also watch every game of the 2022 Smithy's VFL season LIVE on and the AFL Live Official App.

To follow match updates from Box Hill City Oval, stay tuned to @RichmondVFL on Twitter.

Richmond VFL's Round 8 team v Box Hill Hawks, Sunday, May 15, 12.00pm AEST, Box Hill City Oval
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B 46. B Miller 6. R Tarrant 55. L Street
HB 36. W Martyn 45. H Ralphsmith 13. T Brown
C 37. M Parker 5. J Ross 34. S Banks
HF 16. J Aarts 43. J Clarke 38. N Cumberland
F 10. S Edwards 44. S Stack 48. T Young
R 32. S Ryan 27. T Dow 29. T Sonsie
INT 26. R Collier-Dawkins 70. A Johnson 66. B Henderson
  52. A Hicks 73. S Tucker  
23rd Player 73. S Tucker
EMG 62. N Guiney 58. C Olden 54. J Sexton

In: Ralphsmith, Edwards, Stack, Ryan, Collier-Dawkins, Hicks        
Out: Nyuon, Sexton, Johnson, Guiney, Oakes, Lefau

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