Your 2023 Richmond Tigers season preview is here, just in time for the start of the new AFL season! Everything you need to know about the Tigers is here, all in the one article – aren't you lucky. We’ve got information about squad changes, rankings and stats from last year, key matches to look for, as well as none other than ex-AFL star Heath Shaw’s opinion on how the Tigers will go this season.
Let’s get cracking shall we!
Let’s take a little look at the new signings for the Tigers, along with all the players they’ve parted ways with:
Ins: Kaelan Bradtke, Seth Campbell, Steely Green, Jacob Hopper, Kaleb Smith, Tim Taranto and Tylar Young
Outs: Jake Aarts, Josh Caddy, Riley Collier-Dawkins, Shane Edwards, Kane Lambert, Will Martyn, Matthew Parker and Sydney Stack
Where did the Tigers rank for disposals in the AFL last season? Or what about clangers? All the key rankings for the Tigers are below:
Frees For: 16th
Frees Against: 2nd
Who had the most goals for the Tigers? Who had the most marks? All these stats and more can be found below:
Most Disposals: Jayden Short - 559
Most Tackles: Jack Graham - 95
Most Clearances: Dion Prestia - 113
Most Marks: Nathan Broad - 140
Most Goals: Tom Lynch - 63
3 Key Matches To Watch
These are the key matches you can’t miss if you’re a Tigers fan (up to Round 15):
Match 1: Round 1, vs Blues, at MCG (Thu, Mar 16, 7:20pm)
Match 2: Round 3, vs Cats, at MCG (Fri, Mar 31, 7:50pm)
Match 3: Round 10, vs Bombers, at MCG (Sat, May 20, 7:40pm)
2023 AFL Season Expectations
Yellow and black, and smiles from ear to ear. The Tiger army I feel are quietly very excited about their prospects for 2023. Rapid fire rebuild, and the yellow and black are back in contention.
I hate to say it, but this club needed “a good solid pre-season” and they pretty much got it. Injured players back to full health, A-grade recruitment and a great balance of youth and experience has the Tigers in a real sweet spot in 2023.
Predicted Finish: Top 4