Richmond’s Has One Of The Youngest Sides In The AFL

Normally when a side wins a premiership they are within the top five sides when it comes to age and experience. However, the Tigers don’t seem to be one of those clubs at all.

After winning the flag Richmond will only have two players who will be 30 next year in Shaun Hampson and Bachar Houli.

Meanwhile, their stars in Dustin Martin 26, Trent Cotchin 27, Alex Rance 28 and Jack Riewoldt 29, are all still at the perfect age.

Image: The Herald Sun
Image: The Herald Sun

In addition, the Tigers have just secured four highly rated players early in the 2017 National Draft, who will be pushing for selection.

Whilst their other youths in Shai Bolton, Connor Menadue, Ivan Soldo, Tyson Stengle, Jayden Short and Cory Ellis will continue to push and make their claim for a senior spot.

Richmond also has experience in their reserves, with Hampson, Sam Lloyd, Ben Griffiths and Anthony Miles all missing the 2017 AFL Grand Final.

The Tigers have the 7th youngest list and have 16 players within the 25-29 age bracket, with another 16 between the ages of 21-24.

Image: The Herald Sun
Image: The Herald Sun

The side may actually look better on paper than this season, with the age bracket indicating back-to-back flags isn’t out of the question.

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