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Morris back

Opposition analysis: Adelaide Defensive Coach, Ben Rutten and Matthew Richardson analyse the Round 6 match against Adelaide.

Tenacious Tiger small defender Steven Morris is set to make his comeback to AFL football in Sunday’s big Round 6 match against ladder leader Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval.

It will be Morris’ first senior game since rupturing the ACL in his right knee during Richmond’s Round 11, 2016 loss to North Melbourne at Hobart’s Blundstone Arena.

Get all the game day information for Sunday evening's match against Adelaide

The 28-year-old veteran of 86 senior league games has made good progress with the Tigers’ VFL team over the past few weeks.

He was a valuable contributor in their win against Sandringham last Saturday, picking up 20 disposals and showing fine leadership throughout.

Richmond has made one other change to the team that defeated Melbourne by 13 points in the Anzac Day Eve blockbuster at the MCG, with Nick Vlastuin returning after missing last Monday night’s match because of concussion.

See how Adelaide will line up in Sunday evening's Round 6 clash at the Adelaide Oval

Out of the Tigers’ line-up go Connor Menadue and Todd Elton, who have both been omitted.

Richmond’s three emergencies for the Round 6 match are Menadue, Elton and Jacob Townsend.

The Round 6 Richmond Team

B: Rance, Astbury, Grimes
HB: Conca, Houli, B. Ellis
C: McIntosh, Prestia, Cotchin
HF: Martin, Rioli, Castagna
F: Riewoldt, Lambert, Butler
R: Nankervis, Grigg, Caddy
IC: Short, Vlastuin, Markov, Morris
Em: Townsend, Menadue, Elton

In: Vlastuin, Morris
Out: Menadue (omitted), Elton (omitted)