Sport Tigers will get better in AFL: Gale

02:30  01 october  2017
02:30  01 october  2017 Source:   msn.com

Tigers skipper breaks silence on bump

  Tigers skipper breaks silence on bump Richmond Tigers captain Trent Cotchin has spoken for the first time about the possible charge that could derail the premiership hopes of the club and fans.Cotchin will learn on Monday if he will miss the Tigers' first grand final appearance in 37 years for a bump on GWS Giants' Dylan Shiel in the preliminary final on Saturday night.

Richmond spearhead Jack Riewoldt says the onus is on the AFL club's players to reward the good work of its board and president Peggy O'Neal. A rebel group called for a spill of the Tigers ' board on Monday, pledging to retain coach Damien Hardwick, chief executive Brendon Gale and football boss

“He’ll probably be quite embarrassed that I’ve posted this,” Gale wrote. “When he wasn’t injured, he was one of the best tap ruckmen in the AFL . spine & his L5 disc) he fought back bloody hard & he almost got there at the end of the season, listed as an emergency for the Tigers for the 2017 AFL Grand.

Richmond Tigers© Cameron Spencer/AFL Media/Getty Images Richmond Tigers There was no declaration of a dominant era ahead, but Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale says the Tigers can only improve from their AFL premiership season.

Gale's emotional embrace of club president Peggy O'Neal in the stands during Saturday's win was one of the enduring images of the grand final.

He was far from the only Tiger to get carried away in the moment as Richmond stormed to a shock 48-point win over Adelaide, unleashing emotional scenes at the MCG and across Melbourne.

After the match, he said Richmond's list left Damien Hardwick well positioned to turn their 2017 flag into a period of sustained success.

Richmond Tigers legend Matthew Richardson shocked by possible premiership cup honour

  Richmond Tigers legend Matthew Richardson shocked by possible premiership cup honour Richmond legend Matthew Richardson is still coming to terms with the fact he will present Trent Cotchin and Damien Hardwick with the premiership cup if the Tigers win the grand final on Saturday. It was announced on Tuesday that Richardson will do the honours if Richmond get up on Saturday and Adelaide premiership captain Mark Bickley will hand the cup to the Crows if they are successful.Richardson said it would be "incredible" to be able to hand the cup over and admitted he never imagined the Tigers would get to a premiership decider.

AFL : Richmond Tigers investigating leaked photos of topless woman - wwos.nine.com.au. Richmond grand final victory 2017: Roar emotion from the fans weeping in the stands. Tigers will get better in AFL : Gale .

Three Tigers dropped the F bomb on live tv so far. Let's get to 100 by the trophy presentation. 🐯🐯 #AFLGF. Dustin Martin: I honestly cannot believe it, it’s a dream come true, the best feeling in the world. Brendon Gale in tears. AFL on 7 (@7 AFL ).

"I look at our age profile ... there's enormous room for improvement," he told AAP.

"I think there's probably five or six guys maybe more in the reserves that we could have played today, they're quality players.

"There's a very young list. I think we were the youngest team in the eight.

Tigers AFL great Richardson lauds Riewoldt

  Tigers AFL great Richardson lauds Riewoldt Richmond great Matthew Richardson says Jack Riewoldt's selfless play has been a key factor in the Tigers' run to the AFL grand final.Richmond's mosquito fleet may have stolen the limelight but Jack Riewoldt deserves credit for helping to lift the Tigers into the AFL grand final.

Get Involved. Play AFL . However, the Tigers will sweat on high contact by star defender Alex Rance on Luke Breust late in the game, which saw the Hawks forward dazed.

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"We go into the post-season with two first-round draft picks.

"But also we know this is a ruthless competition.

"All that doesn't guarantee anything but it suggests we should get better."

Shai Bolton, 18, is the obvious player to come in for round one next year after starring in the club's run to the VFL grand final.

Hardwick opted not to bring the small forward into his side for the AFL finals as he favoured consistency.

The Tigers also have two picks at the back end of the first round of the draft after securing an on-traded selection from Geelong.

And they have Dusty.

The first man to win the Brownlow Medal, Norm Smith Medal and win a flag in a single season, Dustin Martin this year signed on for seven seasons at the Tigers, locking him in until 2024 at Punt Road.

Gale said a fired-up supporter base, revealed once more as the biggest in the country, would ensure the Tigers stay strong.

"This year has been a story of unity. In unity is strength. And there's power," he said.

"Our fans have been a major part of that unity.

"There's now 18 teams. It's very hard to win a premiership. It's very hard to get to a grand final.

"To win against Adelaide... it's certainly a very emotional, very special achievement."

Perfect Grand Final farewell for Rhinos' McGuire .
Danny McGuire brought the curtain down on his distinguished rugby league career with two tries and two drop goals to inspire Leeds Rhinos to another Super League Grand Final triumph as they beat Castleford Tigers 24-6 on Saturday. Club favourite and captain McGuire, playing his last match for Leeds at 34, produced a man-of-the-match performance in the handsome victory at a rainy Old Trafford as the Rhinos celebrated a record eighth Grand Final triumph.

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