Richmond has used its first selection (No. 20 overall) in the 2018 national draft to recruit Oakleigh Chargers inside midfielder Riley Collier-Dawkins.
Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Collier-Dawkins on-field...
Club: Oakleigh Chargers
A late developer, who has grown rapidly over the past 12 months. Is now a big, powerful, inside midfielder. Had a consistent 2018 season with the Oakleigh Chargers, averaging 18 possessions per match, with 50 percent of them from contested situations. Performed extremely well in the TAC Cup finals series, helping Oakleigh make the grand final. His power and clearance work stood out in those highly-contested games.
A contested-ball specialist, who hunts the ball well at stoppages. Once he takes possession, he uses his size and strength to release the ball, or power out with speed. Has penetration in his kicking and good marking ability.
Riley will be a wonderful addition to our midfield mix. He brings a unique skill-set with his size and power, and we believe there is a huge amount of improvement remaining in his game.