Richmond is delighted to announce that captain Toby Nankervis has signed a fresh two-year contract.

The deal will see Nankervis remain at Richmond until at least the end of 2026, extending his time at the Club to ten years.

Nankervis has played 134 matches for Richmond since joining as a trade recruit from Sydney (12 games) ahead of the 2017 season.

The reliable ruckman featured in all three Richmond premiership teams between 2017-2020 and was elevated to co-captain in 2022.


Nankervis has been a strong performer this season, his first as Richmond’s sole skipper, averaging 15 disposals and 30.4 hit outs per game.

The 29-year-old ranks #1 at Richmond for contested possessions, clearances, and tackles and is #3 for contested marks.

Nankervis said he was lucky to be a part of the Richmond Football Club.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity that the Club gave me seven or eight years ago; it means the world to me and my family, and hopefully, I can repay that faith,” he added.

“At the moment, I am loving seeing the young boys come through, and hopefully, I can be a big part of their journey.

“I really hope I can do what the older players did for me when I first got the footy club. Guys like Shane Edwards, Dave Astbury, and Bachar Houli really created a great pathway for us young players coming through, and hopefully, now, us experienced players can do that, too.”

Richmond General Manager, Football Performance Blair Hartley said the Club was thrilled to retain Nankervis for another two years.

“Toby is an excellent leader of our Club, and his experience around the group is important as we move forward,” he said.

“On the field, he always performs at a high level and drives strong standards amongst his teammates. Toby continues to be a great asset for us, and we are lucky to have him at Richmond.”