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Top team of Tiger rival-club recruits

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: Shaun Grigg of the Tigers (left) and Josh Caddy of the Tigers celebrate during the 2018 AFL round 10 match between the Richmond Tigers and the St Kilda Saints at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 26, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Shaun Grigg and Josh Caddy earlier this year in a win over St Kilda

Following Richmond’s recruitment of star key forward Tom Lynch via the recent AFL free agency period, Tony Greenberg has compiled a team of players secured by the Tigers from rival league clubs during the past half-century. It’s a powerful line-up, with some mighty impressive achievements by the selected players throughout their time at Tigerland.


B: Mick Malthouse (ex-St Kilda), Darren Gaspar (ex-Sydney), Gareth Andrews (ex-Geelong)

HB: Bachar Houli (ex-Essendon), Robert McGhie (ex-Footscray), Leon Cameron (ex-Bulldogs)

C: Michael Gale (ex-Fitzroy), Ian Stewart (ex-St Kilda), Wayne Walsh (ex-South Melbourne)

HF: Nathan Brown (ex-Bulldogs), Troy Simmonds (ex-Fremantle), Barry Rowlings (ex-Hawthorn)

F: Josh Caddy (ex-Geelong), Ricky McLean (ex-Carlton), Dion Prestia (ex-Gold Coast)

R: Toby Nankervis (ex-Sydney), Paul Broderick (ex-Fitzroy), Paul Sproule (ex-Essendon)

IC: David Thorpe (ex-Footscray), Shaun Grigg (ex-Carlton), Kane Johnson (ex-Adelaide), Peter Welsh (ex-Hawthorn)


Richmond premiership players: Malthouse (1980), Andrews (1974), Houli (2017), McGhie (1973, 1974), Stewart (1973), Walsh (1973, 1974), Rowlings (1980), Caddy (2017), Prestia (2017), Nankervis (2017), Sproule (1973, 1974), Thorpe (1974), Grigg (2017), Welsh (1980)

Jack Dyer Medallists: Gaspar (2001), Stewart (1971), Rowlings (1979), Broderick (1996), Johnson (2006)

Brownlow Medallists: Stewart (1971)

Richmond captains: Rowlings (1983-84), Johnson (2005-08)

Richmond leading goalkicker in a season: McLean, 55 goals in 1972