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One Moore Tiger debutant

Team Selection: Round 22 Defensive Coach, Ben Rutten and Matthew Richardson discuss the team that will face St Kilda in Round 22.
Callum Moore will make his senior debut against St Kilda on Saturday

Talented, tall utility Callum Moore has been named to make his senior debut with Richmond in Saturday’s match against St Kilda at the MCG.

Moore, who played junior football at Aberfeldie and the Calder Cannons, was the Tigers’ first pick (No. 12 overall) in the AFL’s rookie draft late last year.

The 193cm, 19-year-old was elevated from Richmond’s rookie list to the primary list today after producing some impressive performances in the Tigers’ VFL side at both ends of the ground.

See the St Kilda team for Saturday afternoon's clash at the MCG

He has shown some exciting traits with his speed, agility, leap, contested marking ability and fierce attack on the football.

Moore is Richmond’s seventh AFL debutant this season, joining Nathan Broad, Jason Castagna, Adam Marcon, Oleg Markov, Daniel Rioli and Jayden Short.

Another Round 22 selection highlight for the Tigers is the return to the line-up of versatile tall Todd Elton for just his third senior appearance in five years at Punt Road. 

Elton made his AFL debut in Round 14, 2012 against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium and then played his second game in Round 7, 2015 against Collingwood at the MCG.

The 197cm, 100kg, 22-year-old has gained another senior opportunity on the back of some recent strong efforts up forward at VFL level.

Get all the match day information for Saturday afternoon's clash against St Kilda at the MCG

There are two other changes to the Tigers’ team for Saturday afternoon’s clash, with mature-age midfielder Kane Lambert and promising, young utility Connor Menadue being recalled.

Out of the side go Anthony Miles, Ty Vickery, Ben Lennon and Nathan Drummond, who have all been omitted.

Richmond’s three emergencies for the match are Nathan Broad, Daniel Butler and Adam Marcon.

The Round 22 Richmond team

B: Rance, Astbury, Grimes
HB: Short, Hunt, B. Ellis
C: A. Moore, Edwards, Cotchin
HF: Martin, Rioli, Markov
F: Riewoldt, Lloyd, Lambert
R: Hampson, Grigg, Vlastuin
IC: Menadue, Houli, C. Moore, Elton
Em: Broad, Butler, Marcon 

In: Lambert, C. Moore, Menadue, Elton
Out: Lennon, Miles, Vickery, Drummond

New: Callum Moore, 19, 193cm, 85kg, utility from Aberfeldie/Calder Cannons.  Richmond’s first pick (No. 12 overall) in the AFL rookie draft late last year