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Tiger stars’ record numbers

Richmond will enter the 2019 season with four current-day players holding the record for most games played in their respective guernsey numbers at the Club.

7:53am  Feb 5, 2019

Tigers out of the drafts: 2007

In a special series leading up to the AFL’s 2018 national and rookie drafts, richmondfc.com.au is providing a concise analysis of how current-day Tiger players have fared at senior league level since being drafted by the Club. We continue today with a look at 2007 draftees Trent Cotchin and Alex Rance.

6:15am  Nov 13, 2018

Round 1 milestones for top Tiger duo

Two Richmond stars are in line for major milestones when the Tigers kick off the 2019 season against Carlton.

10:11am  Oct 29, 2018

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Senior Players List

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Alex
Rance

Height
194 cm
DOB
09-10-1989
Weight
95 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2018
24
Career
199
Goals
2018
0
Career
9
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1452
Avg
60
AlexRance

Player Bio

Made the All-Australian team for the fifth time after another season as the game’s most prolific interceptor.

Is a contested-marking threat and reliable rebounder who can play on a key forward when required.

Often lauded by Damien Hardwick as one of the game’s champions, the defender hasn’t missed a game since early 2016 and remains as the key pillar in Richmond’s backline with opposition teams desperate to keep the ball out of his hands.

Extended his contract until the end of 2021 in July last year.

Playing honours: best and fairest 2015; 2nd best and fairest 2016, 2017; All-Australian 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (captain), 2018; premiership side 2017.
Brownlow Medal: career votes 31.
Draft history: 2007 NAB AFL Draft priority selection (Richmond) No. 18 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 24
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 7.8
    • Disposals 16.0
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 60.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 North Melbourne Rd 8
Handballs 14 Fremantle Rd 7
Disposals 20 Collingwood PF
Marks 10 Hawthorn Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 St Kilda Rd 18
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 89 Geelong Cats Rd 13

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 121 - 95 9 6 15 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 55
2 Adelaide Crows L 118 - 82 8 11 19 7 0 1 4 2 0 0 64
3 Hawthorn W 102 - 89 9 10 19 10 0 2 1 3 0 0 88
4 Brisbane Lions W 110 - 17 5 9 14 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 43
5 Melbourne W 56 - 102 10 9 19 8 0 3 2 1 0 0 73
6 Collingwood W 70 - 113 6 9 15 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 46
7 Fremantle W 110 - 33 6 14 20 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 82
8 North Melbourne W 72 - 82 13 7 20 7 0 3 3 0 0 0 68
9 West Coast Eagles L 130 - 83 10 7 17 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 55
10 St Kilda W 105 - 77 9 5 14 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 55
11 Essendon W 43 - 114 10 8 18 9 0 3 0 1 0 0 80
12 Port Adelaide L 72 - 58 10 7 17 6 0 3 2 2 0 0 67
13 Geelong Cats W 65 - 83 11 6 17 9 0 1 0 4 0 0 89
15 Sydney Swans W 93 - 67 7 6 13 5 0 1 3 1 0 0 44
16 Adelaide Crows W 103 - 56 7 8 15 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 52
17 GWS Giants L 79 - 77 6 11 17 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 60
18 St Kilda W 57 - 111 4 6 10 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 44
19 Collingwood W 105 - 77 8 7 15 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 54
20 Geelong Cats W 85 - 82 6 7 13 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 48
21 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 125 11 5 16 4 0 2 3 1 0 0 52
22 Essendon W 81 - 73 9 8 17 4 0 3 2 2 0 0 60
23 Western Bulldogs W 98 - 95 5 7 12 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 45
W1 Hawthorn W 95 - 64 11 2 13 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 55
PF Collingwood L 58 - 97 8 12 20 6 0 2 1 2 0 0 73
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 5 198 187 385 133 0 41 32 35 0 0 1452

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 199
    • Kicks 8.9
    • Handballs 7.8
    • Disposals 16.7
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 67.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Collingwood Rd 2, 2012
Handballs 18 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2014
Disposals 34 Collingwood Rd 2, 2012
Marks 17 Collingwood Rd 2, 2012
Hit-outs 3 Hawthorn Rd 21, 2009
Tackles 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2015
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 5, 2010
AFL Fantasy 146 Fremantle Rd 17, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Richmond 198 187 385 133 0 41 32 35 0 0 1452
2017 Richmond 229 171 400 130 1 45 27 59 1 0 1626
2016 Richmond 212 161 373 155 1 25 31 43 0 0 1528
2015 Richmond 203 196 399 135 6 29 27 68 0 0 1632
2014 Richmond 154 158 312 104 0 30 19 49 0 0 1259
2013 Richmond 226 156 382 153 2 40 25 50 1 0 1622
2012 Richmond 236 159 395 136 0 38 31 48 0 0 1571
2011 Richmond 190 155 345 113 2 29 26 48 0 0 1364
2010 Richmond 55 66 121 36 2 13 11 23 6 3 518
2009 Richmond 69 135 204 47 7 17 15 43 1 2 777

Legend

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Disposals
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Marks
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Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
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Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
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AFL Fantasy points

Q&A

As well as playing great footy, I’d like to be remembered for: My interpretive dance

Most memorable victory (AFL or non-AFL): Dreamtime 2011

Most admired player at another club: Darren Glass

Favourite ground to play on: MCG

Best part about training: The grapes

Weights or running: Weights

What would you prefer – mark of the year or goal of the year: Mark

Which skill do you need to most work on: Decision making

Complete this line…with two minutes to go in the 2012 Grand Final:  Buddy gets the red bib

Who will be Mike Sheahan’s No. 1 ranked player by the end of 2012: Josh Kennedy - Sydney

You are running 30 minutes late to an early morning beach recovery session. What’s your excuse: I would crash my car

Favourite meal the night before a game: Pasta at Chris Newman’s

What music helps you get ‘in the zone’ before a game: Anything Disney

One thing you would change about the world: No currency, just trade

PlayStation or Xbox? And what’s your favourite game: Neither, prefer a good conversation with my cat Charles

Who would win My Kitchen Rules at your club? And what’s their signature dish: Lauren Newman – brilliant lasagna

Your favourite line from a movie: “Hey, you no want breakfast?” – Happy Gilmore

What’s your favourite dance move: I’m good at all of them

What is your favourite holiday destination in Australia: Byron Bay

Where would you recommend visiting within your state: Gooseberry Hill, Western Australia