Talented Tiger cub Shai Bolton produced a brilliant, breakout AFL performance against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium last Saturday.

Bolton, in his 18th senior game for Richmond, had an AFL career-high 26 disposals, six inside-50s, five clearances, nine score involvements, 492 metres gained, took an AFL career-high nine marks, kicked two goals and applied four tackles.

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He thrived on more time through the midfield, where he used his elite pace and skill set to full advantage for the team.

The 20-year-old is averaging 13.9 disposals, 3.9 inside-50s and 3.4 marks per match in nine AFL appearances this season.

Among the competition’s eligible Rising Star contenders, he is ranked first for inside-50s per game, first for score involvements per game, third for bounces per game, sixth for centre clearances per game and ninth for goals per game (nine in total).

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