Main content

Grigg looks ahead

Grigg on changes and adjustments in 2019 Shaun Grigg joins SEN Breakfast to discuss the off-season break, pre-season camp, and the potential changes at Tigerland in 2019.

Veteran midfielder Shaun Grigg says Richmond will not dwell on the shortcomings of one poor performance as it attacks the 2019 season with vigour.

Grigg joined SEN Breakfast on Friday morning to chat about the Christmas break, Richmond’s upcoming pre-season camp and 2019 at Tigerland.

He told SEN he hasn’t forgotten the positives in what was a predominantly successful 2018.  

MEMBERSHIP Join as a 2019 Richmond member today

“We look back at the year as a whole and it was pretty successful, winning 18 or 19 games and playing some really good footy in parts and learning some lessons along the way,” he said. 

“Unfortunately, on preliminary night, the Pies came out and they deserved the win…as we learnt in 2017 if you catch fire and things come together later in the year you can get the momentum and cause some damage in the finals.”

Not spending too much time in the rearview mirror, Grigg will continue to look ahead as he chases the success he tasted in 2017.

“It’s something you can’t explain…once you’ve had it, you just want to chase that feeling again so we’re doing everything, certainly this pre-season and going into the year, to give ourselves a chance,” Grigg said.

When asked whether the group will be working on tweaking their game to stay ahead of the game or improving their execution, Grigg said it will be a combination of both.

“With our training, it’s really footy specific so we can look at the year now…we train how we’re going to play,” he said.

“It’s not just fitness work running circles around the oval. We apply our fitness in our footy stuff so we’ve really got all eyes on the footy year now.”

While he’s not yet sure how Richmond’s 2019 forward line will be structured, Grigg said the tall forward duo of Tom Lynch and Jack Riewoldt is set to be “a good look”.

“Obviously they’re both great players so they’re going to help us, we’ll have a look at it over pre-season and how it can work and how they can work together,” he said.

“I think it’s only going to make us better.”