Although Bachar Houli is now the oldest player on Richmond’s senior list, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.
The 31-year-old continues to generate plenty of drive for the Tigers in his rebounding role off the half-back line.
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He again was one of the best for Richmond, in its 27-point victory over Greater Western Sydney at the MCG last Sunday, racking up a team-high 30 disposals, along with five inside-50s, eight marks and 647 metres gained.
It was the sixth time in his 13 games this season that Houli has had 30 disposals or more.
To underline the important run-and-carry Houli consistently provides the Tigers’ team with, he is ranked third competition-wide for total bounces.
He’s also ranked seventh for metres gained per game, ninth for effective disposals per game, and 10th for uncontested possessions per game.
Houli’s premiership teammate Brandon Ellis paid tribute to him in an interview with ‘K rock Football’ after last Sunday’s win.
“He’s a gun,” Ellis said.
“He runs so bloody hard . . . his work-rate contest to contest is awesome.
“He just drives the ball forward for us and the forwards love it when it’s in his hands because he rarely misses a target.”
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