Skilful, speedy small Richmond defender Jayden Short maintained his impressively high level of performance this season throughout last Wednesday night’s clash with Fremantle at Metricon Stadium.

Short had a team-high 23 disposals, four rebound-50s, five intercepts, 439 metres gained and took an equal game-high eight marks in the Tigers’ 27-point win.

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick paid tribute to Short in his post-match media conference.

“He was terrific,” Hardwick said.

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Round 15: Hardwick post match

Damien Hardwick speaks to the media following the round 15 win over Fremantle.

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“He’s a really important player to us. He runs and carries the ball really well, uses it well.

“He’s had a bit of a standout year. . .

“You know, he’s still got some areas of his game that we’d love him to improve, and he knows that. But he’s had a terrific season thus far.”

The 2019 premiership Tiger is averaging 19.1 disposals, 5.9 marks, 4.1 rebound-50s, 3.9 intercepts, 3.0 score involvements and 456.7 metres gained per match this season.

Currently, he is ranked No. 1 in the competition for metres gained, No. 1 for bounces, No. 2 for kicks, No. 5 for marks, No. 8 for effective disposals and No. 9 for rebound-50s.

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Otterbox Defensive Acts: Round 15

Watch the best defensive acts from the Round 15 win over Fremantle.

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