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Cotchin understood wife's motive

Captain calling: Trent Cotchin returned in style

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has opened up about the controversial public comments about his wife Brooke, noting that "criticism doesn't just affect the people it's said about, it's the people that care about them as well".

Cotchin hopeful of facing Swans

Hidden Tigers: Alex Rance (left) and Trent Cotchin could both play against Sydney.

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin is hopeful of returning for Saturday night's MCG clash with Sydney, but says his availability for the match will be guided by a meeting on Monday.