Richmond has used its fourth selection (No. 46 overall) in the 2019 national draft to recruit Sandringham Dragons midfielder/forward Hugo Ralphsmith.
Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Ralphsmith on-field...
Club: Sandringham Dragons
This year, Hugo split his football between Haileybury College and the Sandringham Dragons in the NAB League. He also played three games for Vic Metro in the National Championships. Hugo averaged 16 possessions, four marks and a goal for Sandringham playing as a wingman and across half forward.
Hugo had a dominant final against the Calder Cannons kicking 3.3 along with 19 possessions and eight marks. His aerial work and running ability was too much for his opposition, highlighting his clear AFL attributes.
Hugo has considerable scope for improvement given his athletic gifts. He has the potential to play as a dangerous forward or a hard running outside midfielder at the elite level with his size, speed and aerobic capacity. We are excited about what Hugo can become in time.