Shane Edwards and Marlion Pickett have signed new deals to remain at Richmond.
Edwards, 30, has signed on for two years, while Pickett, 27, has re-committed for season 2020.
Edwards, a 255-game, dual premiership player for the Tigers had another stellar season in 2019, capping it off with a career-best second placing in this year’s Jack Dyer Medal.
The talented utility successfully captained the Richmond side for multiple games this season when its leaders were struck with injury.
He averaged 21.9 disposals, 3.6 clearances, 3.3 marks 3.1 tackles, 4.8 score involvements and 320.5 metres gained per match in his 24 games this season.
At Tigerland, he was ranked No. 3 for contested possessions, No. 3 for clearances, No. 3 for centre clearances, equal No. 3 for tackles, No. 4 for disposals, No. 4 for intercepts and No. 4 for metres gained.
New cult hero, Pickett arrived at Richmond through the AFL’s new Mid-Season Draft, after playing for South Fremantle in the WAFL.
After overcoming a broken finger, the midfielder starred in the VFL and claimed the Norm Goss Medal for a best-on-ground performance in the VFL Tigers’ premiership win over Williamstown.
Earning a senior selection call-up in what was to become the story of the 2019 AFL Grand Final, Pickett shone on the game’s biggest stage, claiming a premiership and earning Norm Smith Medal votes in his first AFL game.
“We’re so proud of both Shane and Marlion, they’ve both had unique seasons in their own right,” Richmond List Manager, Blair Hartley said.
“Shane has been with us on a long journey, and he continues to step up in both a performance and leadership capacity when we need him.
“Marlion’s hard work and dedication has led him to Richmond, and we’re so proud of him for grabbing his opportunity with both hands.
“Both Shane and Marlion have made a great impact to our Club, and we look forward to that continuing next season.”