Matthew Parker and Mate Colina will make their first appearances for Richmond this Sunday when the VFL Tigers meet Williamstown at Downer Oval. 

Parker joined the Club less than a month ago when Richmond selected him from South Fremantle with pick No.10 in the AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft.

The 25-year-old midfield/forward played 19 games for St Kilda between 2019 and 2020 after being selected with pick No. 47 in the 2018 AFL National Draft.

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Highlights: Parker joins Richmond

Matthew Parker is welcomed to Richmond via the Mid-Season Rookie Draft.

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Colina was signed as a Category B rookie last September after spending the past two years playing basketball for the University of Hawaii.

The 21-year-old, who is the cousin of Richmond defender Noah Balta, returned to Australia in March following the conclusion of the college basketball season. 

At 213cm, he is the tallest player on an AFL list.

Also featuring in Richmond's line-up for the clash with the Seagulls are premiership Tigers Marlion Pickett, who is a former South Fremantle teammate of Parker, and Daniel Rioli. 

Tiger tall Ryan Garthwaite will make his return from a shoulder injury, while young defender Bigoa Nyuon has been selected to play following a recent knee complaint.

Sunday's match will be Richmond's first VFL game since its Round 6 win over Brisbane on Saturday, May 22. 

The clash will be broadcast live and free on 7mate and 7Plus.

Stay tuned to @RichmondVFL on Twitter for live updates. 

Richmond VFL Team v Williamstown, Sunday June 20, 2.10pm, Downer Oval
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Backs

Bigoa Nyoun    

47

Ben Miller 

46

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith

43

Half-Backs

Patrick Naish  

6

Jack Ross

5

Ryan Mansell

31

Centreline

Marlion Pickett

50

Riley Collier-Dawkins

26

Hugo Ralphsmith

45

Half-Forwards

Matt Parker

37

Thomson Dow

27

Maurice Rioli  

49

Forwards

Sydney Stack  

44

Ryan Garthwaite

42

Noah Cumberland   

38

Followers

Samson Ryan 

32

Will Martyn

36

Daniel Rioli

17

Interchange

Joel Nathan    

65

Garrett McDonagh    

53

Angus Hicks   

52

 

Mate Colina      

39

 

 

 

 

Emerg

Brad Melville

54

Bailey Henderson

66

Matt Bartlett

68

 

Lachlan Street

55