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.

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Gladiator of the Match: Round 15

Thanks for voting Tiger fans, your Gladiator of the Match for Round 15 is Marlion Pickett.

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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.