Richmond VFL has made it back-to-back wins after emphatically defeating the Northern Bullants on Sunday afternoon.

After kicking 12 of the first 13 goals in the contest, Richmond VFL defeated the 20th-placed Bullants by 95 points.

The visitors were in control from the word go, and their clinical 21-goal performance on Sunday afternoon saw them register their biggest score of the year, 21.8 (134) to the Bullants' 5.9 (34).


The Tigers exploded out of the blocks to kick the first six goals of the game.

They were led by Sam Davidson (19 disposals, eight marks and six goals), who kicked two out of his six majors in the opening term as the visitors established a 27-point quarter-time buffer.


AFL-listed Tigers Thomson Dow (21 disposals, three marks and six clearances) and James Trezise (26 disposals and two marks) were instrumental early-on in the contest.

VFL Tiger Lachlan Wilson (20 disposals, two clearances and two tackles) also continued his rich vein of form.

In the second term, the Tigers picked up where they left off in the opening term to pile on six unanswered goals.

Matthew Clarkson (25 disposals, nine marks and two tackles) in just his sixth game at VFL-level was outstanding, as was the experienced Cam Olden, who strongly returned to form with 21 disposals, four tackles, seven clearances and one goal.

They were influential in the second quarter to extend their sides’ lead to as large as 61 points.

Stand-in co-skipper Chad Harris (28 disposals and 13 marks) was also strong in his return from a hamstring injury, racking up 16 disposals up to half-time.

Another positive for the Tigers was the performance of AFL-listed Category B ruckman Oliver Hayes-Brown.

In just his fourth game at VFL-level, the former Perth Wildcat strung together another promising performance with 13 disposals, three marks, three tackles, six clearances and 38 hit-outs.


Olden kicked the first goal of the second half, and majors from Davidson and stand-in co-skipper Joel Garner (17 disposals, four tackles, six clearances and one goal) followed in the quarter to push Richmond’s score past 100.

The visitors capped off an impressive afternoon in the final term after hitting the Bullants for five goals, and in emphatic style, made it back-to-back wins.


Richmond have improved to an eight-and-five record in season 2024 and have an improved percentage of 111.7% after their 95-point victory.

They now look ahead to their next challenge against the reigning premier Gold Coast Suns whom they defeated in Round 1at People First Stadium by 23 points.

Richmond will face the Suns next Sunday, July 14 at the Swinburne Centre from 11:05am.


Northern Bullants 1.3 1.7 2.7 5.9 (39)

Richmond 6.0 12.2 16.5 21.8 (134)

Goalkickers: Davidson (6), Green (2), Johnson (2), Coulthard (2), George (2), Thomas (2) Garner, Yassine, Collier, Olden, White

Best: Davidson, Harris, Trezise, Clarkson, Olden, Dow, Wilson