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Key 2019 Tiger anniversaries, milestones

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers (left) laughs as Alex Rance of the Tigers is interviewed arrive during the Swisse Brownlow Red Carpet Arrivals at the Crown Palladium on September 25, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Jack Riewoldt and Alex Rance will each celebrate significant milestones in 2019

As we tick over into 2019, here’s a list of the key anniversaries and milestones at Tigerland this year. . .


• 100 years since Richmond’s first Grand Final in the VFL competition, losing to Collingwood by 25 points.

• 100 years since gun ruckman Barney Herbert made it back-to-back Best an Fairests at Tigerland.

• 90 years since champion spearhead Jack Titus won the Tigers’ leading goalkicker award in a season for the first time (54 goals in 1929).

• 70 years since Tiger ‘Immortal’ Jack Dyer played his last game of league football.

• 60 years since Matthew Richardson’s father Alan ‘Bull’ Richardson made his senior debut with Richmond in Round 1, 1959 v Melbourne at Punt Road.

• 50 years since the Tigers won the 1969 premiership, defeating Carlton in the Grand Final by 25 points.

• 50 years since Rex Hunt won Richmond’s leading goalkicker award with 55 goals in the 1969 season.

• 40 years since Michael Roach took the Tigers’ Mark of the Century in Round 5, 1979 v Hawthorn at the MCG.

• 40 years since Michael Roach won Richmond’s leading goakicker award for the first time with 90 goals in the 1979 season,

• 40 years since Barry Rowlings crossed over from Hawthorn and won the Jack Dyer Medal in his debut season with the Tigers.

• 20 years since Wayne Campbell won his third Jack Dyer Medal.

• 10 years since Alex Rance made his senior debut for Richmond in Round 2, 2009 v Geelong at GMHBA Stadium.

• 10 years since Matthew Richardson played his last game with the Tigers.

• 10 years since Brendon Gale took over as the Club’s CEO.

• 10 years since Damien Hardwick was appointed Richmond’s senior coach.


• Jack Riewoldt one game away from the 250-game milestone.

• Alex Rance one game away from the 200-game milestone.

• Shane Edwards 19 games away from the 250-game milestone.