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Stengle to debut

Team Selection: Round 15 View the team for Richmond's Round 15 match against Port Adelaide.

Exciting small forward Tyson Stengle will make his senior league debut with Richmond in Saturday night’s match against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Stengle, 18, 171cm and 70kg, was the Tigers’ first pick (No. 6 overall) in the AFL’s rookie draft late last year following an impressive season at under-18 and reserve-grade levels for SANFL club Woodville-West Torrens, as well as with SA in the under-18 national championships.

Get all the game day information for Saturday night's match against Port Adelaide

He was elevated from Richmond’s rookie list to the senior list two weeks ago and has kicked 16 goals in 10 games for the Tigers’ VFL side this season.

Richmond has made one other change for the Round 15 fixture with speedy utility Oleg Markov returning for his first senior appearance since the Round 8 loss to Fremantle.

Out of the Tigers’ team that defeated Carlton at the MCG last Sunday go experienced rebounding defender Bachar Houli through suspension and talented, teenage small forward Shai Bolton, who is being managed.

See Port Adelaide's team for Saturday night's Round 15 clash at the Adelaide Oval

The three Richmond emergencies for Saturday night’s clash are Bolton, Anthony Miles and Ryan Garthwaite.

The Round 15 Richmond Team

B: Rance, Astbury, Grimes
HB: Short, Markov, B. Ellis
C: McIntosh, Edwards, Cotchin
HF: Martin, Rioli, Castagna
F: Riewoldt, Lambert, Lloyd
R: Nankervis, Grigg, Caddy
IC: Prestia, Stengle, Menadue, Butler
Emg: Miles, Bolton, Garthwaite

In: Markov, Stengle
Out: Houli – suspended, Bolton – managed

New: Tyson Stengle, 18-year-old, 171cm, 70kg small forward from SANFL club Woodville-West Torrens. Richmond’s first pick (No. 6 overall) in last year’s rookie draft.