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Balta, Castagna sign new deals

Balta and Castagna re-sign Exciting duo, Noah Balta and Jason Castagna have both signed new two-year deals with Richmond, tying them to the Club until 2021.

Exciting duo, Noah Balta and Jason Castagna have both signed new two-year deals with Richmond, tying them to the Club until 2021.

Premiership small forward, Castagna has played 60 games for a return of 61 goals for the Tigers since he arrived at the Club in the 2015 Rookie Draft.

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Part of Richmond’s dangerous ‘mosquito fleet’, Castagna’s forward pressure has been a strength, and in 2018 he recorded the second-most inside-50 tackles at the Club.

19-year-old Balta has made an immediate impact since his debut in Round 1 this season with his aerial strength and athleticism.

A second year player, Balta is still discovering his most suited position on-field, however the athletic tall has the versatility to play all over the ground.

“We’re very pleased for us, and also for Jason and Noah that they’ve re-signed with the Club,” Richmond General Manager – Football, Neil Balme said.

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“They’re both very skilful, hardworking and determined players, which makes them exciting to watch, and very valued by their teammates.

“As young players, they’re still developing their game, and we look forward to seeing them learn and grow in the next few seasons with the Tigers.”