In the lead-up to tonight’s special blockbuster Dreamtime clash between Richmond and Essendon at Perth’s Optus Stadium, Tony Greenberg has compiled a team of the best Western Australian footballers he has seen play for the Tigers. Here is the extremely talented line-up . . .

B: Liam Baker, Alex Rance, Colin Beard

HB: Nathan Broad, Darren Gaspar, Peter Wilson

C: Kamdyn McIntosh, Mark Coughlan, Michael Mitchell

HF: Bruce Monteath, Stevan Jackson, Shai Bolton

F: Robert Wiley, Brian Taylor, Stephen Jurica

R: Neil Balme, John Annear, Ben Cousins

IC: Andrew Krakouer, Mark Merenda, Marlion Pickett, Graham Polak

Injury sub: Reece Conca

Richmond premiership players: Nathan Broad (2017, 2019, 2020), Liam Baker (2019, 2020), Kamdyn McIntosh (2017, 2020), Shai Bolton (2019, 2020), Marlion Pickett (2019, 2020), Neil Balme (1973, 1974), Alex Rance (2017), Colin Beard (1969), Bruce Monteath (1980), Robert Wiley (1980).

Jack Dyer Medallists: Darren Gaspar (2001), Mark Coughlan (2003), Alex Rance (2015).

Captains: Bruce Monteath (1980).

Leading goalkickers in a season: Neil Balme (1972, 1973), Brian Taylor (1982, 1984).