The two latest additions to Richmond’s playing list, Jacob Blight and Campbell Gray, had an instant impact for the Tigers at VFL level last Saturday.

Richmond secured Blight, a key defender, with its first pick (No. 2 overall) in last Wednesday's 2024 AFL mid-season rookie draft and Campbell, a tall forward, with its second selection (No. 16 overall).

They lined up for the VFL Tigers against Geelong at GMHBA Stadium and performed impressively in the team’s 17-point loss.


Blight had 20 disposals and took nine marks, while Campbell had 13 disposals, took seven marks and kicked two goals. He also provided some ruck relief for the side throughout the match.

Richmond’s VFL coach Steven Morris was delighted with how Blight and Campbell performed on debut in Yellow and Black.

“That’s something for Tiger fans to be really excited about,” Morris said.

“I met Jacob for the first time yesterday . . .


“He didn’t know many players’ names but took nine intercept marks.

“I thought Campbell looked really big and strong and imposing in front of the footy.

“He caused some real challenges for the opposition when he went into the ruck as well.


“So, a bit to work with there and really pleased to add those two boys to our club . . .

“The one thing that stood out straight away was they’re both very high character people.

“Really pleased to have them on board.”