Richmond has regained the services of Liam Baker and Jack Graham for Saturday’s Round 18 clash against Port Adelaide at the MCG.
Exciting utility Baker returns to the Tigers’ line-up for his first game since Round 13.
In a breakthrough season for the 21-year-old, Baker has impressed in his 10 senior appearances of 2019. He is averaging 18 disposals, 4.5 tackles and has booted a total of eight goals.
In Round 10, he earned a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination after a dazzling performance against Essendon, which included 24 disposals, nine tackles and a goal.
Baker has been recalled following three solid outings in Richmond’s VFL side, where he has relished a new role as a small defender.
Big-bodied premiership midfielder Graham returns to the side after being omitted from the Round 17 team that defeated Greater Western Sydney. As Richmond’s carryover emergency for the match, he did not play at VFL level.
Out of the team that defeated GWS by 27 points are Kamdyn McIntosh and Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, who have both been omitted.
Richmond’s four emergencies for the Port Adelaide game are McIntosh, Josh Caddy, Callum Coleman-Jones and Daniel Butler.
Saturday’s match at the MCG will kick off at 1.45pm.
Richmond's Round 18 team
B David Astbury, Nathan Broad, Dylan Grimes
HB Bachar Houli, Nick Vlastuin, Shane Edwards
C Jayden Short , Dion Prestia, Shai Bolton
HF Daniel Rioli , Jason Castagna, Kane Lambert
F Jack Riewoldt, Sydney Stack , Tom Lynch
Foll Ivan Soldo, Trent Cotchin , Dustin Martin
I/C Jack Graham, Liam Baker, Brandon Ellis, Mabior Chol
Emg Josh Caddy, Kamdyn McIntosh, Callum Coleman-Jones, Daniel Butler
In: Jack Graham, Liam Baker
Out: Kamdyn McIntosh (omitted), Derek Eggmolesse-Smith (omitted)