Adam Cooper

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Tigers won't go easy on Edwards

Aaron Edwards.

Adam Cooper Richmond coach indicates recruit will face further punishment for being drunk in public.

AFL

New Tigers fuel finals hopes

Richmond's four new draftees (left to right) Liam McBean,Nick Vlastuin, Matthew McDonough and Kamdyn McIntosh in the gym at Punt Road.25th November 2012, THE AGE.Picture by Mal Fairclough

Adam Cooper Richmond opens its doors to the future, but it will be the disappointment of the past two seasons that drives coach Damien Hardwick as he and his players fly to Cairns.

Tigers break membership record

Tigers roar

Adam Cooper Tiger fans are roaring louder than ever, as Richmond has broken its membership record.

Edwards to face wrath of leadership group: Hardwick

Adam Cooper RICHMOND coach Damien Hardwick has indicated recruit Aaron Edwards will face further punishment for being drunk in public last weekend.

AFL

Waite in doubt for round one clash

Jarrad Waite

Adam Cooper Carlton key forward Jarrad Waite is in doubt to play in the blockbuster against Richmond in round one because of a calf injury.

Big guns hit track as the heat goes up

Jonathan Brown.

Adam Cooper Key forwards Jonathan Brown and Nick Riewoldt will play their first games of the pre-season on Saturday.

Hardwick ponders slide rule

Hands up: Will Minson (left) and Ivan Maric battle in the ruck during Saturday's practice match.

Adam Cooper Richmond coach raises concerns over how the new rule will be interpreted in the wet.

No change in contact rule in the wet: Gieschen

Jeff Gieschen.

Adam Cooper Umpires boss says new rule will not change for games played on wet surfaces.

Bulldog to have X-ray on possible broken rib

Koby Stevens (centre) is helped off the field on Saturday after he sustained an injury.

Adam Cooper and Emma Quayle Koby Stevens will have further tests ahead of round-one clash against Brisbane.

AFL

Goddard made decision that was 'outside team structure': Watters

St Kilda's Brendon Goddard walks with coach Scott Watters during training in July, 2012.

Adam Cooper St Kilda coach Scott Watters has lashed out at Brendon Goddard, accusing the star player of making big money his priority in joining Essendon.

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