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Leppitsch returns to Richmond

Justin Leppitsch and Damien Hardwick during a training session in 2012

Richmond welcomes Justin Leppitsch back to Tigerland in an assistant coaching role.
The triple Brisbane premiership player returns to Richmond, following three seasons as senior coach of the Brisbane Lions.  
Prior to his senior coaching role, Leppitsch, 41, served as an assistant coach at Richmond for four seasons from 2009-13, alongside senior coach, Damien Hardwick.
“Justin obviously knows Damien and our staff very well, and the knowledge and experience he’s gained in his senior coaching role over the last three years will be really beneficial to our football program,” Richmond’s General Manager – Football, Neil Balme said.
“Justin has maintained great relationships with our staff and players in recent years, and I understand he played a key role in the development of our backline players in his previous time at the Club.
“We’re really excited and look forward to welcoming Justin and his family back to Richmond, and continuing his coaching journey with the Tigers.”
In a decorated football career, Leppitsch played 227 games and kicked 194 goals, in a career spanning 14 seasons for the Brisbane Bears/Lions Football Club, including the Club’s successful triple premiership years of 2001-03.
Throughout his career, he was a key-cog in Brisbane’s backline, and earned All Australian honours three times (1999, 2002, 2003).
Richmond recently announced highly-rated assistant coach, Blake Caracella had also joined its coaching ranks, as well as new General Manager – Football, Neil Balme.