Hugo Ralphsmith was a key positive for Richmond in its narrow loss to Sydney at the SCG last Friday night.
The speedy, talented 20-year-old, initially named as the Tigers’ medical substitute for the game, received a late call-up into the line-up after Marlion Pickett withdrew due to illness.
In his first senior appearance since cracking three ribs during the Round 5 clash with Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, Ralphsmith was a lively performer, playing predominantly up forward.
He finished the match with 15 disposals, five inside-50s, two goals, five score involvements and 328 metres gained in a display that underlined his substantial football potential.
Ralphsmith is averaging 15.3 disposals, 3.2 marks and 268.0 metres gained at AFL level this season.