First-year players, Jack Ross and Sydney Stack have both signed on for two more years at Tigerland.
Ross, a big-bodied midfielder, is now contracted to Richmond until 2022, while talented utility, Stack, is committed until 2021.
The teenage pair have both impressed in their first year of league football with Stack playing every game since he debuted in Round 3, for a tally of 16 senior games.
The talented Western Australia product made his way onto Richmond’s list via the AFL’s pre-season supplemental selection period, and has thrived since arriving at Tigerland.
Starting his AFL career in defence, Stack has recently moved to the forward line, booting 10 goals so far in season 2019, including a four-goal haul in Round 15 against St Kilda.
Earning a NAB Rising Star nomination in Round 11, Stack has so far delivered a season that is both exciting and consistent, averaging 17.5 disposals, 3.2 tackles and five marks.
Jack Ross, the Club’s second round selection in the 2018 National Draft (no. 43 overall) played five AFL games in a row after debuting in Round 4, until he suffered an ankle injury in Round 8.
A skilful stoppage player and clean ball user, Ross was averaging 21.2 disposals, 7.2 contested possessions, 3.2 clearances and 4.5 inside 50s prior to being hurt against Fremantle.
The midfielder is set to return to the playing field this weekend, after an 11-week stint on the sidelines recovering from a syndesmosis injury.
Richmond List Manager, Blair Hartley said the young pair are important players for the Club’s future.
“Jack and Sydney have made a great start to their AFL careers, they’re talented young players, and we love having them at our football club,” he said.
“They’re both very hard working and eager to learn, and we’re excited about their development and contribution to the Club over the next few years."
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