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.
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.
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.
Jon Pierik Carlton great Anthony Koutoufides says Richmond has been scarred by last year’s two fade-outs against the Blues.
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.
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.
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE Richmond is fighting to retain two of its key young stars, Reece Conca and Dustin Martin.
Jon Pierik The Richmond presidential race has turned into a power struggle, with the board split over who should replace Gary March.
Jon Pierik Carlton president Stephen Kernahan declares Blues have regained respect of rival clubs after win.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Two of the eight AFL finalists have no players in the initial squad of 40.
Jon Pierik Richmond coach confident his team can prevent Collingwood from enjoying a run of goals.
Jon Pierik Dylan Grimes is hopeful of a two-year contract extension at Richmond.
Jon Pierik Richmond president Gary March has lashed his Hawthorn and Collingwood counterparts.
Jon Pierik One of Richmond's biggest trades in VFL-AFL history given further justification on Saturday.
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Trent Cotchin wins a second successive Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest.
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...
Jon Pierik Trent Cotchin says it's time for the Tigers to take their game to the 'next level'.
Jon Pierik Already a cult figure at his new club, Richmond ruckman Ivan Maric attracts even more support.
Jon Pierik Thirty years since their last grand final, the Tigers are yet to scale similar heights.
Jon Pierik Defender Bachar Houli says team has moved out of its development phase.
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.