Richmond Tigers

Steady Tigers weather the Essendon storm

Rohan Connolly 12:44 AM   The Tigers showed an admirable capacity to weather the storm, literally as well as metaphorically in this case, and emerge on top.

Richmond keep top-four hopes alive

Brett Deledio of the Tigers goes to ground after a sling tackle by Bomber Courtenay Dempsey.

Rohan Connolly 12:27 AM   Richmond's hopes of a top-four finish remain very much alive after a solid 27-point win over Essendon.

Live AFL: Essendon v Richmond

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29:  Cale Hooker of the Essendon Bombers and Troy Chaplin of the Richmond Tigers compete for the ball during the round 22 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Daniel Cherny 8:41 PM   It's the second match for interim Essendon coach Matthew Egan. But there's more at stake for Richmond as they jostle for the best finals spot come the post-season.

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Martin fined $2000 for finger gesture

Dustin Martin gives a two-fingered salute to the crowd during the weekend's match against Collingwood

Daniel Cherny   Richmond star Dustin Martin has been fined $2000 for his two-finger 'salute' delivered to Collingwood fans last week.

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Tiger Knights to retire at end of season

Chris Knights of the Tigers leaves the field injured earlier this year.

Daniel Cherny   One of the most injury-plagued careers of the decade is coming to an end, with Richmond forward Chris Knights telling Tigers teammates on Thursday that he had decided to retire at the end of the season.

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Tigers overcome key absentees to be a finals threat

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick.

Ronny Lerner   Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has praised his team's ability to still be in the hunt for a top-four position despite it missing "half" the forward line for most of the season.

McKenna takes centre stage

On debut: Conor McKenna of the Bombers will relish playing at the MCG on Saturday.

Peter Hanlon   Essendon's Irish rookie relishes a crowd, and in his debut on Saturday night he'll get just that.

Tigers should have Stevie J in their sights

Jake Niall

Jake Niall   Why the Tigers should seriously consider Stevie J.

Richmond's Alex Rance discovers the joy of six

He might look it but Alex Rance is not a one-man band in defence.

Ronny Lerner   The strength and cohesion of Richmond's back six has played a big part in Alex Rance's career-best form, according to the star defender.

Rance: Pies fans' abuse of Tigers almost crossed line

Dustin Martin gives a two-fingered salute to the crowd during the weekend's match against Collingwood

Ronny Lerner   Richmond defender Alex Rance believes Collingwood fans came close to crossing the line in their heated exchanges with Tigers players on the weekend.

Martin in hot water over crowd gesture

Dustin Martin gives a two-fingered salute to the crowd during the weekend's match against Collingwood.

Matt Murnane   Richmond star Dustin Martin is in trouble for his "two-finger salute" to the crowd during Saturday's game against Collingwood.

AFL 2015: Maybe it really is anyone's flag

Threatening: The Kangaroos celebrate their victory over the top-placed Dockers on Sunday.

Rohan Connolly   Never has the rule of thumb about how finals series are played out looked shakier than right now.

Match 'didn't mean anything', says Pendlebury

Set to sign on again: Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury.

Larissa Nicholson   Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury laments that the match against Richmond was the first he had played in that "didn't mean anything".

Vickery boots six as Tigers demolish Collingwood by 91 points

Dustin Martin of the Tigers kicks the ball past Jarryd Blair.

Rohan Connolly   ‚ÄčA career-best haul of six goals from Ty Vickery has helped Richmond gear up for the AFL finals with a 91-point demolition of Collingwood.

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AFL Live: Round 21 Saturday footy

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Ronny Lerner   Live coverage of all five games on Saturday including the Collingwood-Richmond clash, and Essendon' s first game post-James Hird.

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Do Pies have the legs to stretch the Tigers?

Magpies coach Nathan Buckley (right) with Ben Reid during a training session on Friday. The coach needs this win to give some validation to his tactics.

Opposition Analyst   Collingwood can trouble Richmond in several key areas, but can Nathan Buckley's team conjure a positive end to a horror second half of the season?

Newman aims to go out on a high

Chris Newman has announced his retirement from AFL football.

Richmond veteran Chris Newman is hoping for a fairytale finish to his AFL career.

Newman to retire at end of season

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Former Richmond skipper Chris Newman has confirmed that he will retire at the end of this season.

Hardwick challenges Richmond to get better

Damien Hardwick urges his players on during a break in Sunday's match.

Matt Murnane   Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says his team need to improve their defensive pressure quickly if they hope to keep their slim top-four hopes alive in Saturday's blockbuster against Collingwood.

Tigers in cruise control against Suns

Kane Lambert is congratulated by teammates after kicking a goal.

Matt Murnane   Gold Coast have put up little resistance to an AFL finals-bound Richmond, suffering a 83-point belting at the MCG.