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Tigers to honor Rowlings

Homecoming hero: Barry Rowlings 1980 premiership player and Jack Dyer Medalist, Barry Rowlings will be the Homecoming hero for the Round 20 match against the Gold Coast Suns.
Richmond Hall of Fame inductee Barry Rowlings will be this week's Homecoming Hero

Barry Rowlings will be Richmond’s final Homecoming Hero for 2015 . . .

The Tigers are set to pay tribute to Rowlings, who was recently inducted into the Club’s Hall of Fame, in the pre-game build-up at this Sunday afternoon’s Round 20 match against Gold Coast at the MCG.

Rowlings, a key member of Richmond’s 1980 premiership side, Club captain from 1983-84, and a Jack Dyer Medallist in 1979, will walk to the Punt Road end of the ground, where he will receive rightful recognition from the Tiger Army.

He will then proceed to kick a ceremonial goal, before signing the football and presenting it to a Richmond fan in the crowd.

Highlights of Rowlings’ top-class career with the Tigers also will be shown on the MCG’s screens.

Barry Rowlings Fact File

Born:  21/8/1950
Height:  178cm
Playing weight:  77kg
Guernsey number at Richmond:  No. 22
Debut at Richmond:  Round 5, 1979 v Hawthorn, MCG
Games at Richmond (1979-1986):  152
Goals at Richmond:  117
Honors at Richmond:  Member of 1980 premiership side, winner of 1979 Jack Dyer Medal, Club captain 1983-1984