Friday night’s JLT Community series game might have been just about the perfect hit-out for Richmond. So it was no wonder Tigers’ coach Damien Hardwick was all smiles post-game.
It was all eyes on the middle of the ground for Richmond fans on Friday night at Etihad Stadium. So, too, for any Adelaide supporters looking on, but for very different reasons.
A jovial Damien Hardwick has channelled his inner Donald Trump attempting to drum up excitement around Richmond's prospects for season 2017.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is hopeful what he views as a mutually beneficial relationship between Dustin Martin and the Tigers will ultimately help sway the superstar in re-committing to the club.
AFL legend Kevin Bartlett says the league should never have gotten rid of the umpires' bounce around the ground, and banning it altogether from the game would be wrong.
Ben Lennon, the Richmond player who considered leaving the club but stayed when he had no takers, says the arrival of Dion Prestia and Josh Caddy will help players like himself improve.
Richmond superstar Dustin Martin says his ex-bikie father has done nothing to deserve his "stupid" ban from Australia.
One season to the next the change at Hawthorn has been seismic though for all the change one thing Hawthorn expects not to alter is the strike at the top four.
After a tumultuous AFL off-season, Richmond's second intra-club game went off without a hitch.
Jack Riewoldt's three-year omission from the Richmond leadership group presents as one in a long series of missteps which have accompanied the club's dismal on-field fortunes in recent times.
Dustin Martin may be the Tigers' reigning best and fairest but the midfield bull has been asked to continue to refine his defensive game.
Richmond recruit Dion Prestia has admitted he was a little surprised that star forward Jack Riewoldt was not a member of the Tigers' leadership group.
Alex Rance admits he hopes star midfielder Dustin Martin stays at Punt Road, but steered clear of giving advice to the club's "best player."
As tough as it was to depart Sydney, Toby Nankervis says the move to Richmond has been the best thing for him and his football development.
Dustin Martin's management will meet with Richmond on Tuesday to discuss the future of the gun midfielder.
Second-year Richmond defender Oleg Markov concedes he was "gifted" games in 2016 and says he is no lock to make the Tigers' side for round one.
There is renewed jostling for positions on Richmond's board after the resignation of a second director in three months.
Richmond premiership great Dale Weightman has described his shock collapse while playing at Mildura Golf Club as a "wake up call" after his blood sugar levels dropped, leading to a fractured left ankle.
Star Richmond duo Jack Riewoldt and Dion Prestia are both on track to play in their team's first practice match of the year as they continue to recover strongly from surgery.