Matthew Parker is maximising the opportunity provided to him by Richmond, who secured his services in this year’s AFL mid-season AFL rookie draft.
The 25-year-old forward/midfielder, delisted by St Kilda at the end of the 2020 season, has been a valuable contributor in four senior appearances for the Tigers.
He averages 14.2 disposals, 3.2 inside-50s, 4.8 score involvements, 5.8 tackles and 310.2 metres gained per match and has added some important energy to the Richmond side.
Parker produced another robust performance against North Melbourne at the MCG last Saturday, finishing with 14 disposals, three inside-50s, seven score involvements, four tackles and 295 metres gained.
In the first half of that contest, when the Tigers were really struggling, Parker was one of their few players who could have held his head high.