Richmond Tigers

Tigers 'tired' of missing grand finals

Daniel Cherny 8:18 PM   Richmond president Peggy O'Neal says the Tigers are "tired of watching someone else play in the grand final," and labelled the conclusion to the club's season a "stinging disappointment."

Trengove back in the running

Make or break: Jack Trengove faces a tough year as he returns from a foot injury.

Jon Pierik 7:02 PM   Acknowledging the ruthless business that is the AFL, football's forgotten man Jack Trengove understands next season may be his last unless his problematic foot can heal quickly enough for him to play consistent football.

AFL clubs fined by ASADA

Four AFL clubs have been fined.

Essendon are among four AFL clubs to have been fined by the AFL for failing to provide up-to-date information on the whereabouts of their players to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.

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Richmond to pass on Harley Bennell

Harley Bennell.

Matt Murnane   Richmond has officially withdrawn their interest in Harley Bennell, further clouding the uncertain future of the former No.2 draft pick

Tiger edges out Crow in team of the year

Jack Riewoldt, Alex Rance (and Brett Deledio of the Tigers during the All-Australian team announcement on Tuesday night.

Michael Gleeson   Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt has edged out Adelaide captain Taylor Walker as All-Australian centre half forward in one of the few surprises of this year's team of the year.

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Waite finally fills in the blanks

"A good player, and a good person": Jarrad Waite tangles with Rhyce Shaw of the Swans in last weekend's semi-final.

Peter Hanlon   The first-year Kangaroo is hitting the scoreboard but working harder than ever to ensure others do, too.

Lions target Tiger Astbury

On the move? David Astbury.

Daniel Cherny   The Lions have their eye on Richmond tall David Astbury, who has been starved of opportunities in a stable Tigers backline.

The most 'controversial' umpiring decisions of the finals so far

Luke Breust said his boot touched the ball. The video reviewers thought otherwise.

Larissa Nicholson   A "stinker”. That's how Alastair Clarkson described the deliberate out-of-bounds free kick paid against Grant Birchall in their win over Adelaide. And that's just the start.

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Umpires can see things we can't

Illustration: Matt Golding

Leaping Larry   This is the great question of Australian rules football the past 15 or so years – what in the merry blue hell is the umpire thinking?

A mother's courage sends a powerful message on respect

All Tiger: Richmond coach Damien Hardwick with young fan Isaiah Muller.

Martin Flanagan   Something happened in the crowd at last Sunday's elimination final.  

Grimes a Tiger for at least another three years

Dylan Grimes of the Tigers handballs as he is tackled by Andrew Swallow of the Kangaroos.

Emma Quayle   Richmond defender Dylan Grimes has agreed to a new contract that will keep him at the club for a further three years.

Tigers to investigate the merits of Harley

Harley Bennell remains no certainty to return in round 16 against Greater Western Sydney.

Jake Niall   Richmond will investigate whether the discarded Gold Coast midfielder Harley Bennell is worth pursuing, but Melbourne has ruled out pursuing the strife-prone young star.

We will improve, says Vickery

Tyrone Vickery.

Larissa Nicholson   Richmond is better than at the same time last year and will continue to improve, Ty Vickery says.

Umpires admit fault over Cunnington non-decision

Ben Cunnington should have had a free kick paid against him

Ronny Lerner   The AFL's umpiring department has admitted that umpire Brett Rosebury made a mistake in not penalising North Melbourne's Ben Cunnington for dropping the ball at a crucial stage of the elimination final against Richmond.

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Giants play down talk of divisions

GWS chairman Tony Shepherd: "All footy clubs have tensions and tensions are good."

Caroline Wilson   Greater Western Sydney chairman Tony Shepherd has played down reports of divisions within his fledgling football club and has declared his "complete confidence" in chief executive Dave Matthews who comes out of contract next month.

Tigers must recruit to fill gaps in the armoury

No impact: Trent Cotchin and Brett Deledio had a disappointing final.

Michael Gleeson   One loss does not render players hopeless, coaches useless or recruiters incompetent.

Former AFL star calls for centre-bounce replay to be scrapped

The centre bounce can provide an amazing spectacle, as shown by Justin Koschitzke's effort against Darren Jolly in the 2010 grand final replay.

Jon Pierik   To bounce, or not to bounce. It seems to be a question many in the football world are still wrestling with.

Tigers abandon Mad Monday

The Tigers' year has come to an end.

Jessica Wright   Heartbroken Richmond players have abandoned traditional Mad Monday hi-jinks in favour of a rather more sober club lunch.

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Same old Richmond, say the critics. They're wrong

Fremantle v Richmond

Konrad Marshall   Tigerland – in the eyes of the long-suffering tribe – is a calm and optimistic place in this age. There will be no microwaved memberships or burned scarves or coaches sacked.

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Hardwick under no extra pressure, insists Jack Riewoldt

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick

Jon Pierik   Richmond star Jack Riewoldt insists the players remain united behind Damien Hardwick and doesn't believe the coach will be under greater pressure next season.