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Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

Yellow and black: Richmond players belt out the song on Anzac Eve.

How good are Richmond, really?

So, here we are again – the Tigers on a five-game surge to start the season. The last time they began this well was 1995: back then they made a preliminary final. This year, who knows? Could they? Might they? Or are they not that good?

Jake Spencer

Injured Demon to remain in hospital

Mature-age forward Tim Smith remains in hospital with a punctured lung and ruckman Jake Spencer faces shoulder surgery as the Demons deal with the fall-out of a third-straight defeat.