2019 Chronology

2019 Chronology

Friday 22
Richmond's team photo (Mens) was taken at the Punt Road Ground.

Sunday 3
Richmond unveil its first ever Womens football membership - dubbed Women’s Football Foundation Membership.
Member Number 1 is Ashleigh Barty, the then No.12 ranked singles player.

JLT Match
Richmond 16.17.113 def Melbourne 16.5.101, at Deakin Reserve, Shepparton. 5,190 crowd
Goals: Nankervis 3, Riewoldt 2, Martin 2, Balta 2, Baker 2, Higgins 1, Short 1, Ellis 1, Rioli 1, Weller 1

Alex Rance, David Astbury, Dylan Grimes, Nick Vlastuin, Bachar Houli, Jayden Short, Dion Prestia, Shane Edwards, Trent Cotchin , Daniel Rioli, Riley Collier-Dawkins, Jack Higgins, Jack Riewoldt, Dustin Martin, Daniel Butler ,Toby Nankervis, Kane Lambert, Ivan Soldo, Oleg Markov, Nathan Broad, Jack Ross, Liam Baker, Jack Graham, Brandon Ellis, Maverick Weller, Noah Balta

Butler gives away a 100m penalty (2x50m in succession)

Saturday 9
Richmond 14.11.95 def Hawthorn 13.9.87 at University of Tasmania Stadium, 7.10pm. 6.982 crowd
Goals: Riewoldt 3, Higgins 3, Cotchin 2, Weller 2, Butler 2, Nankervis, Balta

Team: Cotin, Higgins, Martin, Graham, Butler, Prestia, Astbury, Rance, Houli, Nankervis, Short, Reiwoldt, Lambert, Broad, McIntosh, Markov, Vlastuin, Edwards, Rioli, Balta, Weller, Jack Ross, Menadue, Soldo, Grimes, Baker.

At halftime Hawthorn led by 40 points.
Richmond kicks 12 goals after halftime.
Jack Higgins, and Daniel Rioli wear black arm bands.

Friday 15
Richmond hosts its Season Launch, combined with a reunion of the 1969 Premiership side and the induction of Jack Baggott and Tony Free into the Hall of Fame, with Jack Titus and Roger Dean elevated to Immortal Status.

Thursday 21
Richmond 14.13.97 def Carlton 9.10.64 ,MCG, 85,016.

Roger Dean, 1969 Premiership captain and recent Tiger Immortal presents guernseys to debutants Tom Lynch, Noah Balta, Mav Weller.

A minute's silence is observed before the bounce, in memory of the victim of the 2019 terrorist attack in Christchurch. All players wear two black armbands.

Tom Lynch's kicks Richmond's first goal, it is his first goal with his first kick for the club.
Noah Balta kicks his first goal with his first kick.
Mav Weller, the 3rd debutant this day, kicks a behind with his first kick for the club.

This is the first match where the club uses their own numbering board to indicate players to come off and on the ground, as runners are banned until after each goal.

Carlton's opening quarter of 0.1 is their lowest against Richmond since Aug. 4 1894 in the VFA. That day Carlton were scoreless in the first quarter , but behinds didn't count in official scores back then.

Alex Rance's 200th game
Jack Riewoldt's 250th game.

Riewoldt kicks his 608th goal, taking him past Michael Roach on the all-time Tigers goalkicking list (Titus 970, Richardson 800, Bartlett 774, Roach 607)

Alex Rance suffers an ACL Knee injury, during a marking contest in the 3rd quarter. He will not play for the remainder of the 2019 season.

Thursday 28
Richmond 10.6.66 lost to Collingwood 17.8.110, MCG, 70699

Goals: Tom Lynch (3), Shane Edwards (2), Jack Higgins (2), Jayden Short (2), Daniel Rioli (1).

Riewoldt injures his hand during a marking contest.


Saturday 6
Richmond 10.16.76 lost to GWS 19.11.125, Showground, 12697

Goals: Tom Lynch (4), Daniel Rioli (3), Jack Higgins (1), Kane Lambert (1), Sydney Stack (1).

Trent Cotchin injures his hamstring.
Jayden Short dislocates his elbow.
Dustin Martin is reported twice for striking, as well as 'flipping the bird', and a gesture towards Shane Mumford.

Saturday 13
Richmond 15.9.99 def Port Adel 14.8.92. Adelaide Oval. 38,864
Goals: Lynch (6), Caddy (3), Baker (1), Bolton (1), Ellis (1), McIntosh (1), Nankervis (1), Prestia (1)

Shane Edwards captains Richmond for the first time.
He is the second indigenous captain behind Maurice Rioli, 12 games, 1985 season.
Richmond play without Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt, Trent Cotchin, and Dustin Martin.
Their victory is considered one of the club's best Home and Away wins of in their modern history.

Saturday 20
Richmond 13.11.89 def Sydney 10.7.67
Goals: Martin (3), Balta (2), Caddy (2), Lambert (2), Baker (1), Castagna (1), Ellis (1), Rioli (1).

Richmond wear black arm bands for Tom Lynch's grandfather.
Shane Edwards captains.

Wednesday 24
Richmond 12.13.85 def Melbourne 6.6.42
Goals: Riewoldt 2, Ellis 2, Castagna 2, Baker 2, Lynch, Ellis, Martin, McIntosh

Riewoldt returns from hand injury to captain. He subsequently suffers a knee injury.
Pre-match ceremony includes the lighting of the cauldron by the parents of Sapper Rowan Robinson, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.

Thursday 13

Adelaide 15.11.101 def Richmond 9.14.68 at Adelaide Oval. 40,837

Dustin Martin captains the club after its entire leadership group is injured (as well as Shane Edwards).
Mabio Chol is a late addition after Ivan Soldo is omitted due to illness. Chol's last game was Round 23 vs Syd 2016.
Blackarm bands worn
Cotchin doesn't play due to a persistent hamstring injury.

Sunday 30
Richmond 16.7.103 def StKilda 10.10.70 at Docklands. 40962

Saturday 6
Richmond 23.12.150 def Gold Coast 9.4.58 at Metricon. Crowd 16.031

Richmond's highest first quarter score (56) since Rd 9 1981 (vs StKilda. The day Doug Cox played because of Supreme Court injunction)
Richmond's highest half-time margin (84) since Rd 2 1931 (Dyer's first match. Doug Strang kicked club record 14.2)

Tuesday 16
Jack Higgins is hospitalised with bleeding on the brain, and is later ruled out of playing for the remainder of the 2019 season.

Friday 26
Trent Cotchin's 150th game as captain. Due to a niggling hamstring injury he takes no further part after quarter-time.
His wife was pregnant with his 3rd child at this time and there was suggestion if she was to go in labor he will leave the game.

Saturday 3
Richmond vs Melbourne

Tuesday 6
The Richmond VFL side have their team photo taken.

Sunday 11
Richmond vs Carlton
Jack Riewoldt captains the side.
Richmond players wear black armbands for family relative of Marlion Pickett

Sunday 18
Richmond vs West Coast

Sunday 25
Richmond vs Brisbane Lions.
With the victory, Richmond get a double chance, finishing in 3rd place at end of the season. If they had lost, they would have dropped to 5th position.
Black armbands worn for 1969 Premiership player Colin Beard.

Saturday 7
Richmond 18.4.112 def Brisbane 8.17.65

Largest crowd for a League match in Queensland.
Dustin Martin kicks 6 goals, the most by a Richmond player in a final since Kevin Bartlett (7 goals) and David Cloke (6 goals) in 1980 GF.
Richmond's 10th consecutive win in a row.

Monday 9
Danny Frawley, who coached Richmond from 2000 - 2004, dies aged 56. He coached Richmond to the 2001 Preliminary Final.

Craig McRae is awarded VFL Coach of the Year. Daniel Coffield and Hugh Beasley are named in the VFL Team of the Year. .
Tom Hunter is named VFLW Coach of the Year.

Friday 20
Richmond 12.13.85 def Geelong, 9.12.66 at MCG
Black -arm bands worn for former coach Danny Frawley.
On the 50th anniversary of Richmond winning the 1969 Preliminary Final, they defeat Geelong by 19 points after trailing by 21 points at halftime.
RIchmond's 11th consecutive win.

Saturday 28
Richmond 17.12.114 def GWS 3.7.25, at MCG, 100,014
Richmond win their 14th senior premiership (VFA/VFL-AFL)
Maureen Hafey, widow of Tom Hafey, presents the premiership cup.
Dustin Martin wins his second Norm Smith Medal.
Damien Hardwick joins Dan Minogue and Tom Hafey as multiple Richmond premiership coaches.
Trent Cotchin becomes the fifth dual Richmond premiership chaptain (Alec Edmonds, Dan Minogue, Perc Bentley, Royce Hart)
Brendon Gale become a two-time premiership CEO.
Peggy O'Neal becomes the sixth two-time premiership President (George Bennett, Alf Wood, Barney Herbert, Ray Dunn, Ian Wilson)
Marlion Pickett debuts in the premiership, the first time in Richmond history since Bill James in 1920.
Richmond's 12th consecutive win.

Thursday 19
Alex Rance abruptly announces his retirement from football. He last played in Rd 1, 2019 - when he injured his knee.