In a special off-season series, Richmond Media is dissecting the key 2020 season statistics of each member of the Tigers’ triumphant premiership team (in guernsey number order). And Richmond great Matthew Richardson also is providing comments on each premiership player. We turn our attention today to No. 17, Daniel Rioli.

Overall statistics

Games: 18  

Kicks average: 5.7  

Handballs average: 5.2 

Disposals average: 10.9 

Contested possessions average: 3.9       

Uncontested possessions average: 7.4

Inside-50s average: 2.1

Marks average: 2.6

Intercepts average: 1.4

Score involvements average: 3.2

Tackles average: 3.2

Tackles inside-50 average: 1.1

Metres gained average: 176.3

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SF: Great Tiger play and Rioli kicks a goal

The long ball pays off as Daniel Rioli gets free in the square.

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Season statistical highs

Kicks: 11 v Geelong, Round 17, Metricon Stadium.

Handballs: 12 v Fremantle, Round 15, Metricon Stadium.

Disposals: 17 v Port Adelaide, Round 11, Adelaide Oval.

Contested possessions: 8 v Port Adelaide, Round 11, Adelaide Oval.

Uncontested possessions: 11 v Essendon, Round 13 TIO Stadium, v West Coast, Round 14, Metricon Stadium and v Port Adelaide, preliminary final, Adelaide Oval.

Inside-50s: 4 v Sydney, Round 6, Gabba, v North Melbourne, Round 7, Metricon Stadium, v Gold Coast, Round 12, Gabba and v West Coast, Round 14, Metricon Stadium.

Marks: 5 v Geelong, Round 17, Metricon Stadium.

Intercepts: 3 v Adelaide, Round 18, Adelaide Oval and v St Kilda, semi-final, Metricon Stadium.

Goals: 3 v Carlton, Round 1, MCG.

Score involvements: 9 v Carlton, Round 1, MCG.

Tackles: 6 v Greater Western Sydney, Round 8 Giants Stadium and v Port Adelaide, preliminary final, Adelaide Oval.

Tackles inside-50: 4 v Essendon, Round 13, TIO Stadium.

Metres gained: 352 v Geelong, Round 17, Metricon Stadium.

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Round 17: Rioli snaps one on the siren

Daniel Rioli beats the siren with this ripper.

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Richmond rankings

No. 1 for tackles inside 50.

No. 4 for tackles.

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Round 13: Rioli 'I'm going to treasure this for the rest of my life'

Daniel Rioli chats to the media following the Round 13 win over Essendon.

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Richo says:

“Has been a constant in the team’s forward half throughout the past four years with the pressure he applies to opposition defenders and his tackling. Started the season well with three goals in the opening round against Carlton. Missed a few games when his form dropped off but got going as the side’s connection forward of centre improved. Was in his best form of the season against St Kilda and Port Adelaide in the finals. Really ramped up his tackling throughout the finals series.”