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.

AFL

Tigers, Kangaroos and Lions could have merged: Ross Oakley

Former AFL chief executive and chairman Ross Oakley.

Jon Pierik Amid the turbulence and mergers debate of football in the 1980s, former AFL chief executive and chairman Ross Oakley has spoken of the death threats he received and has revealed there were...

AFL

Brendon Gale wants Tigers to play 'exciting' footy

Richmond players leave the ground after another loss, this time to Sydney in round 14.

Jon Pierik Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale has turned the spotlight on coach Damien Hardwick to ensure an "exciting" brand of football as the Tigers deal with the financial fallout of a season gone wrong.

AFL

Tigers not waving the white flag, says Gale

Trent Cotchin leads the Richmond team off after it was carved up by Hawthorn.

Jon Pierik As impatience again starts to sweep through the frustrated Richmond faithful, chief executive Brendon Gale has conceded criticism of the team's current performance is valid but has defended the...

AFL

Tigers should relive past glories, says Jewell

Tony Jewell backs coach Damien Hardwick but does not agree with Richmond's recycled recruiting philosophy.

Jon Pierik Tony Jewell, Richmond's last premiership coach, says Damien Hardwick would be feeling the pressure of a modest start to the season, and has urged him to turn to the video tape to snap the Tigers out...

AFL

Jack Riewoldt breathes easy after repaying faith of Tigers coach

Jack Riewoldt celebrates one of his 11 goals, a career best effort, against the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Jon Pierik In a week where he was at odds with his coach, his club and faced being axed, Jack Riewoldt said he owed Damien Hardwick and his teammates a strong performance after booting a career-high 11 goals in...

AFL

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

Fighting Fury: Trent Cotchin says the Tigers are up for the fight.

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.

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.

AFL

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.

AFL

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.

AFL

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.

AFL

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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Football

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.

AFL

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.

AFL

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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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 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.

AFL

Tigers boss bares his claws

Gary March

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

AFL

Tigers honour famous quartet

Ian Stewart

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