Marlion Pickett was a shining light in an otherwise extremely bleak night for Richmond against St Kilda at the MCG yesterday.
The 29-year-old, dual premiership Tiger produced arguably his best performance at the game’s highest level since his phenomenal, fairytale AFL debut in the 2019 Grand Final v Greater Western Sydney.
Despite the Tigers’ constant struggles on the night, Pickett never stopped trying to lift the team.
He was lively right throughout the match and finished with an AFL career-high 24 disposals, a team-high 11 contested possessions, five marks, six intercepts, three inside-50s, three tackles and a team-high 522 metres gained.
Pickett has played 13 senior games for Richmond this season and is averaging 16.6 disposals, 4.1 intercepts, 4.1 tackles and 295.9 metres gained per match.