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2017 Chronology

2017 Chronology


January
Monday 16
Dustin Martin is issued with a 'certification of Aboriginality' from the Aboriginal Corporation Tasmania, as part of his father's bid to regain entry to Australia,

Rex Chadwick steps down from the Richmond board after 7 years, due to ill health

Jack Eames, who played 14 games with Richmond in 1946, dies aged 94.
He would travel on the 'Spirit of Progress' from Albury to Melbourne every Saturday morning to play.


Saturday 28
Darryl Sutton, who played 4 games with Richmond in 1982, dies aged 64.


February
Friday 17
Richmond takes its 2017 team photo at Punt Road Oval

Friday 24
JLT Series vs Adelaide at Docklands

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 0.1.2 0.4.6 0.9.7 0.14.8 (92)
Adelaide 0.3.3 0.5.5 0.8.8 0.10.13 (73)
Goals: Castagna 3, Riewoldt 3, Lloyd, Griffiths, Vlastuin, Butler, Nankervis, McIntosh, Martin, Caddy

Team: 1. Nick Vlastuin, 2. Dylan Grimes, 3. Dion Prestia, 4. Dustin Martin, 5. Brandon Ellis, 6. Shaun Grigg, 7. Ben Lennon, 8. Jack Riewoldt, 9. Trent Cotchin, 10. Shane Edwards, 11. Jake Batchelor, 12. David Astbury, 17. Daniel Rioli, 20. Ivan Maric, 22. Josh Caddy, 24. Ben Griffiths, 25. Toby Nankervis, 26. Anthony Miles, 27. Sam Lloyd, 28. Taylor Hunt, 30. Reece Conca, 31. Oleg Markov, 32. Corey Ellis, 33. Kamdyn McIntosh, 40. Daniel Butler, 46. Jason Castagna


Sunday 26
Ray Stokes, who played 93 games for Richmond from 1946-1951, dies aged 92

Tuesday 28
Henriette Rothschild and Joe Powell have appointed to the Richmond Football Club Board


March
Friday 3
Basil O'Rourke, who played 4 games for Richmond in 1951 (next to his brother Jack), dies aged 87


Sunday 5
JLT Series vs Pt Adelaide at Mount Gambier, 4649

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Pt Adel 0.3.2 0.4.3 0.7.4 0.7.9 (51)
Richmond 0.2.3 0.8.6 0.9.10 0.11.13 (79)


Goals: Lloyd 3, Riewoldt 2, Martin 1, Vlastuin 1, Castagna 1, Butler 1, Rioli 1, Nankervis 1

Friday 10
'Dyer St' is unveiled in the Jacques precinct in the heart of Richmond.

Saturday 11
JLT Series vs Collingwood at Moe 5,701

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 0.2.2 0.6.5 0.11.7 0.16.11 (107)
Collingwood 1.6.7 1.8.11 1.15.15 1.15.15 (114)


Goals: Martin 3, Edwards 2, Prestia 2, Riewoldt 2, Chol, Caddy, Soldo, Rioli, Butler, Castagna, Stengle

Jack Riewoldt is reported for rough conduct against Collingwood’s Jackson Ramsay. The charge is dismissed by the MRP

Wednesday 22
A bronze statue of Kevin Bartlett is unveiled at the MCG, as part of the Avenue of Legends series.

Thursday 23
ROUND 1 vs Carlton, MCG, 73,137

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 7.3.45 13.5.83 15.11.101 20.12.132
Carlton 4.3.27 7.4.46 12.4.76 14.5.89


Goalkickers: Martin 4, Castagna 2, Butler 2, Nankervis 2, Rioli 2, Caddy, Edwards, Grigg, Riewoldt, Cotchin, Lloyd, Prestia, Vlastuin

Notes:
Black Arm Bands worn in memory of Neville Crowe, Bill Barrot and Ray Stokes
Bachar Houli's 150th game (Essendon + Richmond)
Dan Butler, Josh Caddy, Toby Nankervis, Dion Prestia debut
Alex Rance reported for rough conduct. Report dismissed.


Thursday 30
ROUND 2 vs Collingwood, MCG, 58,236

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 2.4.16 3.5.23 9.8.62 14.15.99
Collingwood 2.4.16 4.9.33 7.13.55 11.14.80



APRIL
Saturday 8
ROUND 3 vs West Coast , MCG, 42,523

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 2.2 5.6 9.8 11.10.76
West Coast 2.6 5.13 7.14 8.17.65


Second largest crowd ever between Richmond and West Coast.
Despite being photographed wearing a helmet during the week, Dustin Martin plays with a fractured cheekbone, but does not wear a helmet


APRIL
Sunday 16
ROUND 4 vs Brisbane, Gabba, 21,669

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 5.6 10.9 13.14 17.17 (119)
Brisbane 3.2 4.3 8.6 10.6 (67)



Richmond Reserves 33.21.219 def Nth Ballarat 4.7.31 at Punt Road.
It is the third highest score ever by a Richmond Reserves side, and the second highest winning margin.
Richmond Reserves percentage after the opening game is 706.45%


Monday 24
ROUND 5 vs Melbourne, MCG, 85,657 (ANZAC Day eve)

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 3.1 6.6 7.11 12.16 (88)
Melbourne 3.4 7.6 11.7 11.9 (75)


Goals: Riewoldt 6, Castagna 1, Butler 1, Grigg 1, Rioli 1, Martin 1, Astbury 1

Largest crowd between Richmond and Melbourne ever.
6th largest Richmond home and away crowd ever.
Trent Cotchin wearing black arm band in memory of death of aunt
Dustin Martin wears black armband
Lighting of cauldron before match by family of Corporal Cameron Baird, VC