Richmond will blood lively forward Steely Green this Saturday night against Brisbane at the Gabba.

The tough second-year Tiger, who thrives on the physical side of the game, was selected by the Club with pick No. 55 in the 2022 NAB AFL Draft.

After being named an emergency numerous times this season, 20-year-old Green earns his opportunity off the back of a strong body of work at VFL level.


A breakout game last month saw the goalsneak rack up 17 disposals, 10 contested possessions, five marks, four inside-50s, three clearances and one goal.

"His work rate and team-first mentality were on show right throughout the day," VFL coach Steve Morris said.

"It’s great to see him have a big impact on the game."

Green grew up competing in sailing, but after a freak accident in which he was struck by lightning while out on the water, he took up football for the Jandakot Jets where he flourished, before joining WAFL club South Fremantle.