Richmond VFL coach Tim Clarke provides an exclusive summary of how the AFL-listed players performed at VFL level in Saturday’s loss to the Northern Blues.
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29 disposals (16 contested), 9 tackles, 1 goal
Matt continued his good form, he had a quiet first quarter and then really got going in the last three. Whether he’s playing forward or through the midfield, he was really on-song when hunting the ball.
2 goals, 20 disposals
This week it was a pretty consistent four-quarter effort from Brett. He hit the scoreboard late when we really needed, it was really important from the team’s point of view. He’s a damaging player and starting to get fitness up, starting to play some good footy and really push for senior selection.
21 disposals (12 contested), 7 clearances, 5 rebound 50s
One of his better games for the year. He was terrific across half-back and through the midfield and again. Good to see him on ball for the first time in a few weeks and it’s probably something we’ll look at going forward.
Had a quiet day, and he struggled in the first half but had good energy. Moved him to half-back to give us some run and he played a good defensive role but we expect a better output.
Was beaten in the first quarter and then fought his way back to play a solid defensive game. They didn’t have a key forward so it was good for him to play on some smaller types.
2 goals, 21 disposals, 5 inside 50s
Played his best game for the year. His first half was quiet but got going in the second, we saw some really pleasing signs from him.
20 disposals, 12 marks
Played one of his better VFL games. Been down on form but started well with his run and put in a really good four-quarter performance, which is what we expect.
Played a role on Jeff Garlett in the first half and kept him quiet. We need more offensive ball movement from him. He freed up in second half and got going with good run-and-carry.
2 goals, 22 disposals, 6 inside 50s
Probably the best VFL game he’s played this year, he helped set up a number of goals and marked well. He was a key player for us during our second half comeback.
13 disposals, 5 inside 50s
He was quiet early and well held. His ruck work was good in Orren Stephenson’s absence. He took a couple of big marks but we expect more.
3 goals, 12 disposals
Was well held and couldn’t impact the game but managed to kick three goals. Much better in the second half but we expect a bigger and better effort because he’s been training a lot better.
Todd was also well held. His ruck work was okay and he worked hard all day but we didn’t get the impact we need from him.