The team at ‘Talking Tigers’, Richmond’s podcast phenomenon, have completed the challenging task of ranking the Club’s top 10 players from Victoria country areas throughout the past half-century. Here is TT’s list of the top 10 Vic Country Tigers . . .

1. Dustin Martin (Castlemaine): 225 games, 251 goals, 2010-2020, dual premiership player (2017, 2019), dual Norm Smith Medallist (2017, 2019), Brownlow Medallist (2017), dual Jack Dyer Medallist (2016, 2017), three-time All-Australian representative (2016, 2017, 2018).

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Dusty claims Gary Ayres Award

Dustin Martin has capped off a tremendous week by claiming the Gary Ayres Award for the best player of the finals in the eyes of the coaches.

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2. Francis Bourke (Nathalia): 300 games, 71 goals, 1967-1981, five-time premiership player (1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1980), Jack Dyer Medallist (1970), Club captain (1976-1977), Tigers’ Team of the Century member, AFL Team of the Century member, Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee, Richmond ‘Immortal’.

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Fight and Win like the Tigers of Old

Richmond has called on the mighty Tiger Army to fight with the Club for a strong and bold future. Together we will get through this.

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3. Dick Clay (Kyabram): 213 games, 80 goals, 1966-1976, four-time premiership player (1967, 1969, 1973, 1974), Richmond Hall of Fame inductee.

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Homecoming Hero: Richard Clay

Four-time premiership player, Richard Clay is the Homecoming Hero for the Round 3 match against West Coast.

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4. Dale Weightman (Mildura Imperials): 274 games, 344 goals, 1978-1993, premiership player (1980), dual Jack Dyer Medallist (1988, 1989), Club captain (1988-1992), four-time All-Australian representative (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988), Tigers’ Team of the Century member, Richmond Hall of Fame inductee, Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee.

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The Flea dares to dream

1980 Premiership player, Dale 'The Flea' Weightman on Richmond's long-awaited return to finals form.

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5. Geoff Raines (Swan Hill): 134 games, 55 goals, 1976-1982, premiership player (1980), triple Jack Dyer Medallist (1978, 1980, 1981), All-Australian representative (1980), Tigers’ Team of the Century member, Richmond Hall of Fame inductee.

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Homecoming Hero: Geoff Raines

Geoff Raines is Richmond's first Homecoming Hero for the 2019 season.

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6. Mervyn Keane (Wycheproof): 238 games, 36 goals, 1972-1984, three-time premiership player (1973, 1974, 1980), Tigers’ Team of the Century member, Richmond Hall of Fame inductee.

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Homecoming Hero: Mervyn Keane

Mervyn Keane will be the Homecoming Hero for Richmond's Round 22 clash against West Coast.

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7. Wayne Campbell (Golden Square, Bendigo): 297 games, 172 goals, 1991-2005, four-time Jack Dyer Medallist (1995, 1997, 1999, 2002), Club captain (2001-2004), two-time All-Australian representative (1995, 1999), Richmond Hall of Fame inductee.

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1995 Anzac Day eve first-quarter goal blitz

Highlights from the first quarter of our 1995 Anzac Day eve clash against North Melbourne.

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8. Matthew Knights (Mildura Imperials): 279 games, 141 goals, 1988-2002, dual Jack Dyer Medallist (1990, 1992), Club captain (1997-2000), All-Australian representative (1998), Tigers’ Team of the Century member, Richmond Hall of Fame inductee.

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MCG memories: '95 semi comeback

The stirring come-from-behind cut-throat semi-final victory over Essendon in 1995.

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9. Barry Richardson (St Pat’s Ballarat): 125 games, 134 goals, 1965-1974, three-time premiership player (1967, 1969, 1974), Richmond Hall of Fame inductee.

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Coming Home Hero: Barry Richardson

Barry Richardson, the triple premiership player, will be this Saturday's Coming Home Hero.

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10. Jim Jess (Avoca/St Arnaud): 223 games, 175 goals, 1976-1988, premiership player (1980), All-Australian representative (1980), Richmond Hall of Fame inductee.

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Homecoming Hero: Jim Jess

Richmond Hall of Famer and 1980 premiership player, Jim Jess will be the Round 20 Homecoming Hero.

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Talking Tigers: Episode eight

After a huge amount of deliberation, the team at 'Talking Tigers' reveal their top 10 Vic Country Tigers on this week's show, with, arguably, a surprise No. 1. It is bound to be a hot topic of discussion among TT's legion of loyal listeners. Mea...

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