Richmond captain Trent Cotchin is one of five inclusions into the Tigers’ squad for Sunday’s Round 8 match against North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.
Cotchin, who missed the Round 7 victory over Fremantle because of a minor knee complaint, comes in, along with Brandon Ellis, Anthony Miles, Ivan Soldo and Ryan Garthwaite.
The only out at this stage is premiership midfielder Dion Prestia, who has been sidelined with a calf injury.
Ellis was dropped from Richmond’s senior side following the Round 5 win against Melbourne after 111 consecutive appearances at the game’s highest level.
Miles, who last played seniors with the Tigers in Round 20, 2017 v Hawthorn, has continued to perform at an extremely high level through the midfield in the VFL.
Garthwaite, Richmond’s third pick (No. 72 overall) in the 2016 national draft, has been one of the most consistent performers for the Tigers’ VFL team this year in a key defensive role and is pressing strongly to make his AFL debut.
The Round 8 Richmond line-up will be finalised tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 5pm.