Sport Richmond re-sign Bachar Houli, Shaun Grigg and Oleg Markov

11:52  14 september  2018
11:52  14 september  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Bachar Houli of the Richmond Tigers. © AAP Image/David Mariuz Bachar Houli of the Richmond Tigers. Premiership-winning pair Bachar Houli and Shaun Grigg have signed contract extensions with Richmond, while youngster Oleg Markov has also extended his time at Tigerland.

Houli and Grigg, both 30, have signed one-year deals, while Markov has put pen to paper on a two-year extension.

The news follows a big few months for the Tigers off the field, with the long-term futures of Dustin Martin, Trent Cotchin, Jack Riewoldt and Alex Rance all recently secured.

Richmond are also in the box seat to secure the signing of free agent Tom Lynch for next season.

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After battling calf issues for much of the latter half of the season, Houli has found his way back into Damien Hardwick's side in time for a second consecutive premiership push.

Many observers, of which we are one, thought the 184-gamer was unlucky not to have won the Norm Smith Medal in last year's grand final.

Grigg was another player who played an important role in the drought-breaking flag, providing a chop out for Toby Nankervis in the ruck at various stages throughout the season.

The new deal will take the 213-gamer into his ninth season in yellow and black after starting his career at Carlton.

Rebounding defender Markov is in his third season on the Tigers' list, but injury has kept him from adding to his 15 senior games in 2018.

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Richmond footy manager Neil Balme said the club was pleased with development the 22-year-old had shown.

"Oleg is an exciting young talent and we’re really happy with how he’s tracking," Balme said.

"We’re looking forward to seeing him continue his development next season and beyond."

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