Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.


Matthew Richardson says Tigers can beat the AFL's best teams

Jon Pierik Just days after bemoaning Richmond had not improved this season, club great Matthew Richardson has declared the Tigers are capable of defeating the league's elite.


Anthony Koutoufides says Richmond Tigers have mental hurdles against Carlton Blues

Jon Pierik Carlton great Anthony Koutoufides says Richmond has been scarred by last year’s two fade-outs against the Blues and faces a critical moment when the two teams clash on Thursday.


Anthony Koutoufides says Richmond Tigers have mental hurdles against Carlton Blues

No place to hide: Richmond?s Brett Deledio and Chris Newman after the elimination final loss against Carlton last September.

Jon Pierik Carlton great Anthony Koutoufides says Richmond has been scarred by last year’s two fade-outs against the Blues.

Jake King free to make his own decisions: Tigers

Jake King.

Jon Pierik Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale has declared he would prefer Jake King does not mix with an outlaw bikie boss but admits it's a decision only King can make.


Beware the Tigers: Voss

Michael Voss

Jon Pierik Michael Voss, one of the greatest players in AFL finals history, has declared Richmond can do some damage in its first September campaign in 12 years, providing the Tigers manage their emotions.


Tigers' contract fight

Dustin Martin.

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE Richmond is fighting to retain two of its key young stars, Reece Conca and Dustin Martin.

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Tigers split on new president

Malcolm Speed

Jon Pierik The Richmond presidential race has turned into a power struggle, with the board split over who should replace Gary March.


Welcome to the Tigers' ninthmare

Carlton's Jarrad Waite roars after a goal against Richmond on Sunday.

Jon Pierik Carlton president Stephen Kernahan declares Blues have regained respect of rival clubs after win.


Tigers, Blues miss All-Australian nod

Gary Ablett.

Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Two of the eight AFL finalists have no players in the initial squad of 40.

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Tigers aiming to dry up any flood of Magpie goals

Handy type: Collingwood star Travis Cloke is set to play despite dislocating his finger.

Jon Pierik Richmond coach confident his team can prevent Collingwood from enjoying a run of goals.

Grimes, Tigers talk

Richmond's Dylan Grimes.

Jon Pierik Dylan Grimes is hopeful of a two-year contract extension at Richmond.


Tigers boss bares his claws

Gary March

Jon Pierik Richmond president Gary March has lashed his Hawthorn and Collingwood counterparts.


Tigers honour famous quartet

Ian Stewart

Jon Pierik One of Richmond's biggest trades in VFL-AFL history given further justification on Saturday.


Cotchin is Tigers' best as awards keep coming

Richmond best and fairest winner Trent Cotchin with his partner Brooke Kennedy at Crown Palladium.

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Trent Cotchin wins a second successive Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest.

Knights joins Tigers, Chaplin close behind

Chris Knights.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Richmond's bid to emerge as a legitimate finals aspirant has gained momentum, with the Tigers adding depth and dash through the midfield and almost certainly a key defender on the first day of free...

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Tigers can end their 12-year finals drought: Cotchin

Jon Pierik Trent Cotchin says it's time for the Tigers to take their game to the 'next level'.

Tigers in touching distance of eight

Shining light: Jack Riewoldt high-fives fans after the Tigers' 29-point win over Sydney at the MCG.

Jon Pierik Already a cult figure at his new club, Richmond ruckman Ivan Maric attracts even more support.

Tigers finally roar to attention

Francis Bourke addresses his Richmond team during a 1982 VFL match.

Jon Pierik Thirty years since their last grand final, the Tigers are yet to scale similar heights.

Tigers set to attack after long drought

Bachar Houli

Jon Pierik Defender Bachar Houli says team has moved out of its development phase.

Riewoldt leads Tigers revival

Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt

Jon Pierik Richmond captain Chris Newman said yesterday that a recent highlights tape of Jack Riewoldt's emerging career has shown how much the exuberant forward has developed into more of a team player.