Richmond midfielder Matt Arnot and goal-sneak Sam Lloyd return to the Club’s VFL team for this Saturday’s Dreamtime curtain raiser at the ME Centre.

The Tigers take on Essendon in the annual clash, with inclusions of Arnot and Lloyd off-setting the losses of Reece Conca (hamstring) and Liam McBean (AFL selection).

Richmond, 2-4 after six rounds, is coming off a loss to Casey last week, while Essendon notched its third win of the season against the Northern Blues.

The match will feature an Indigenous pre-game ceremony, and the teams will be vying for the annual Sir Doug Nicholls Cup.

Richmond will wear the Club’s 2015 Indigenous guernsey, which was designed by 14-year-old artist Derek Summerfield, the cousin of Tigers’ midfielder Shane Edwards.

The game will be broadcast live on Channel 7, from 12.12pm.

Fans unable to attend the game can also follow the action through live updates from Richmond’s official VFL Twitter page

VFL Round 7 – Richmond v Essendon
Saturday May 30, ME Centre, 12.12pm
Gates open at 11am
Gates will be open at either end of the ground. Entry to the grandstand is behind the Punt Road end goals
Free entry for Richmond members, half price for opposition members
$10 adults, $5 concession, kids under 15 are free
Food and drink will be available
Fans can access the oval at the quarter time breaks
Car parking available in Yarra Park at gate 7 (via Brunton Avenue) 

Richmond squad

B:            Matt Dea, David Astbury, Todd Elton
HB:         Ed Barlow, James Wall, Devin McFarlane
C:            Matt Arnot, Jaryd Cachia, Ben Lennon
HF:         Nick Wynne, Nathan Gordon, Jayden Short
F:            Matt McDonough, Reece McKenzie, Sam Lloyd
R:            Shaun Hampson, Matt Thomas, Nick Mellington*
Int:         Jeremy Mugavin, Gerard Gleeson, Pat Contin, Tyson Kruse, Chris Clay, Jake Aarts, Cameron Williams, Anthony Scott, Ryan Bathie

Essendon squad

B:            Hickey, J. Langford, Steinberg
HB:         Fantasia, Gwilt, McNiece
C:            Tipungwuti, Ashby, K. Langford
HF:         Purcell*, O'Brien, Aylett
F:            Heavyside, McKernan, Pears
R:            Giles, Schroder, Coghlan
Int:         Dalgleish, Edwards, McKenna, Hams, Polkinghorne, Browne, Byrne, Hardingham, Kavanagh