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Jack’s back for GWS clash

Hardwick previews GWS Damien Hardwick addresses the media at the Swinburne Centre ahead of the Round 17 clash against GWS.

Richmond will welcome star forward Jack Riewoldt back into its line-up for Sunday’s big match against GWS at the MCG.

The three-time Coleman medallist will return for his fourth game of the season after a high-grade PCL strain sidelined him for 10 weeks.

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His inclusion in the Tigers’ forward line will provide Richmond with another tall forward option alongside Tom Lynch and Mabior Chol.

Senior coach Damien Hardwick this morning said the Tigers were looking forward to seeing their co-vice-captain make his long-awaited return.

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"He is so important to the way we play so it is nice to have that sort of calibre of player back in the side,” Hardwick said.

“He is such a quality player, having him in the side just makes us better.”

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Out of the side that defeated Gold Coast by 92 points is Jack Graham, who has been omitted.

Richmond’s four emergencies for the Giants clash are Graham, Josh Caddy, Liam Baker and Jack Higgins.

The first bounce at the MCG on Sunday is set for 1.10pm, with the GWS match as part of Richmond’s ‘Many Cultures Festival’.

Richmond’s Round 17 team

B David Astbury, Nathan Broad, Dylan Grimes
HB Bachar Houli, Nick Vlastuin, Jayden Short
C Kamdyn McIntosh, Dion Prestia, Shai Bolton
HF Daniel Rioli, Jason Castagna, Kane Lambert
F Jack Riewoldt, Shane Edwards, Tom Lynch
Foll Ivan Soldo, Trent Cotchin, Dustin Martin
I/C Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, Sydney Stack, Brandon Ellis, Mabior Chol
Emg Josh Caddy, Liam Baker, Jack Graham, Jack Higgins

In: Jack Riewoldt
Out: Jack Graham (omitted)