Richmond has made four changes to its starting team for tomorrow night’s highly-anticipated clash against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Star veteran half-back Bachar Houli has been selected to play his first game at AFL level since last year’s Grand Final, while Will Martyn and Rhyan Mansell will make their senior debuts.

Midfielder Jack Ross will also get his first full chance to impress this season, having been named the medical substitute in the opening two fixtures (activated in Round 1).

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Team Selection: Round 4

View the team for the Round 4 match against Port Adelaide.

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Houli made a seamless return to football in the VFL last week, gathering 22 possessions in a trademark performance before resting in the final term.

Ross was also prolific in the same reserves clash, booting two goals from 21 disposals and notching up nine tackles and 10 inside 50s.

Martyn, who captained Brisbane’s Academy side in 2019, has been on the cusp of an AFL debut for some time, impressing with his ball-winning prowess and flexibility to play both inside and outside.

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Two Tigers set to debut

Will Martyn and Rhyan Mansell are told they will play their first AFL match against Port Adelaide.

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Mansell, 20, will add speed and tenacity to Richmond’s line-up, completing a meteoric rise from when he was first invited to train with the Club as a SANFL player in January.

Kamdyn McIntosh (concussion) and Dion Prestia (hamstring) will miss the clash through injury, while Daniel Rioli, Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, and Josh Caddy have been omitted.

Caddy has been named as one of Richmond’s four emergencies, along with Patrick Naish, Mabior Chol and Riley Collier-Dawkins.

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Hardwick previews Port Adelaide

Damien Hardwick addresses the media at the Swinburne Centre ahead of the Round 4 match against Port Adelaide.

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Richmond will confirm which player steps into the 23 to serve as the medical substitute 60 minutes before tomorrow’s opening bounce.

Tomorrow night’s game will be broadcast live on Channel 7, FOX FOOTY and Kayo.

Richmond team v Port Adelaide, Friday, April 9, 7.50pm AEST, Adelaide Oval
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Backs

David Astbury

12

Noah Balta

21

Dylan Grimes

2

Half-Backs

Liam Baker

7

Bachar Houli

14

Jayden Short

15

Centreline

Shane Edwards

10

Trent Cotchin

9

Marlion Pickett

50

Half-Forwards

Jake Aarts

16

Kane Lambert

23

Jason Castagna

11

Forwards

Tom Lynch

19

Dustin Martin

4

Jack Riewoldt

8

Followers

Toby Nankervis

25

Will Martyn

36

Jack Graham

34

Interchange

Nathan Broad

35

Shai Bolton

29

Jack Ross

5

 

Rhyan Mansell

31

 

 

 

 

Emergencies

Josh Caddy

22

Patrick Naish

6

Mabior Chol

41

 

Riley Collier-Dawkins

26

 

 

 

 

In: Rhyan Mansell, Will Martyn, Bachar Houli, Jack Ross
Out: Daniel Rioli (omitted), Derek Eggmolesse-Smith (omitted), Dion Prestia (injured), Kamdyn McIntosh (injured), Josh Caddy (omitted)

New: Rhyan Mansell (North Launceston/Woodville West Torrens), Will Martyn (Aspley/Brisbane Lions Academy)

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