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Caddy a valuable contributor

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 06: Josh Caddy of the Tigers in action during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Richmond Tigers at Etihad Stadium on May 06, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Josh Caddy in action against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night

Richmond mature-age recruit Josh Caddy has quickly earned the respect of his new teammates at Tigerland through his exemplary work ethic, both on and off the field.

Caddy, who transferred from Geelong to Richmond during last year’s trade period, was one of the Tigers’ best in Saturday night’s five-point loss to reigning premier Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium.

He finished with 20 disposals, five marks, seven intercepts, three clearances, four tackles, 20 pressure acts, plus a goal, and again utilised his strong build to the team’s advantage.

Post-match, Caddy’s overall impact at Richmond was acknowledged by teammate Kane Lambert.

“Josh is an elite athlete and very professional,” Lambert told ‘ABC Grandstand AFL’.

“Off-field, the boys have jumped on board with the way he prepares himself.

“Just having an extra big body with a bit of class inside has been fantastic for our group.”