Talented teenage Tiger Thomson Dow definitely did not look out of place in his AFL debut against West Coast at Metricon Stadium last Thursday night.
Richmond’s first pick in the 2019 national draft picked up 12 disposals, with three clearances and three intercepts, showcasing his clean hands, creativity and composure.
At one stage, the 18-year-old even had a run-with role on star Eagles midfielder Luke Shuey, and he wasn’t fazed by that major challenge.
“He’s really composed for a young man,” Richmond captain Trent Cotchin told Channel Seven in a post-match interview.
“The way he’s gone about his business since being up here, or even since being at the footy club, has really been a pleasure to watch.
“I’m honoured to be your mate and I’m grateful to present you with your first jumper. Good luck and go well.” ??— Richmond FC ???? (@Richmond_FC) August 27, 2020
Dave Astbury presents Thomson Dow with his guernsey. #gotiges pic.twitter.com/mMxxI7iAbL
“I think we saw he’s got a mature head on him, and when he wins the footy he’s very calm and composed.
“He’s going to be a really good player for us in the long-time future.”