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1956 Chronology

Rd 1 vs Melbourne
Poulter 2.0, Morris 2.1, Wright 2.0, McDonald 1.0, Claxton 1.0, Branton 0.3, Sharp 0.1, Dummett 0.1, (1 rushed behind)

Rd 2 vs Hawthorn
Poulter 3.3, Carrick 2.3, Wright 2.1, Morris 2.1, Claxton 2.0, Branton 1.2, McDonald 0.2, (possibly 1 rushed behind)

Rd 3 vs Collingwood
Dummett 6.1, Branton 4.0, Poulter 2.5, Morris, 2.3, Carrick 1.2, Claxton 1.1, Sharp 1.0

Rd 4 vs Geelong
Branton 3.4, Dummett 3.2, McDonald 1.3, Wright 1.1, Carrick 1.0, Claxton 1.0, (1 rushed behind)

Rd 5 vs Essendon
Dummett 2.1, Morcom 2.1, Claxton 1.2, Branton 1.1, Morris 1.0, McDonald 0.2, Wright 0.2, Poulter 0.1

Rd 6 vs Carlton
Morris 3.1, Wright 3.1, Sharp 2.0, Dummett 1.2, Jenkins 1.1, Poulter 0.3, Branton 0.4, Morcom 0.1 (1 rushed behind)

May
Rd 7
Sat 26
StKilda win their first game of the season, defeating Richmond by 20 points.
Davie 3.1, Sharp 1.1, Dummett 1.1, Evely 1.0, Wright 0.2, Branton 0.1, Poulter 0.1, Morris 0.1,
Roy Wright's 150th game for Richmond.
Tom Simpson is replaced in selected side by Havel Rowe.
It is Gordon Andrews only senior game for Richmond.
McDonald (thigh) replaced by Allsop during the game. Dummett (thigh) replaced by Amery.

Rd 8 vs Sth Melb
Wright 2.2, Branton 2.2, Morris 2.0, Amery 1.1, McDonald 1.1, Nix 1.0, H Rowe 1.0, Davie 0.3, Sharp 0.2, Ryan 0.1, Naismith 0.1 (2 rushed behind)

Rd 9 vs Footscray
Davie 2.3, Branton 1.1, Davis 1.0, Simpson 1.0, Amery 1.0, McDonald 0.1, Allsopp 0.1, Naismith 0.1 (1 rushed behind)

Rd 10 vs Nth Melb
Poulter 6.1, Dummett 3.3, Morris 2.0, Naismith 1.0, Branton 0.3, Dunin 0.2, Sharp 0.1 (1 rushed behind)

Rd 11 vs Fitz
Poulter 6.1 (incl 4 other missed), Morris 3.3, Dummett 3.0, McDonald 2.0, Branton 1.5, Saddington 0.1, Naismith 1.1, (1 rushed behind)

July 6
Rd 12
Melbourne 11.13.79 def Richmond 7.3.45
(Goals: Branton 2, Naismith, Dummett, Poulter, Saddington, Claxton)
(behinds: McDonald 0.1, Poulter 1.1, Branton 2.1)

Rd 13 vs Haw
Poulter 4.0, Branton 2.2, MCDonald 1.0, Claxton 1.0, Naismith 0.3, Saddington 0.1

Rd 14 vs Collingwood
Allsopp 3.1, Langridge 1.1, Poulter 1.1, Carrick 1.0, Naismith 1.0, Buxton 1.0, Branton 0.1, (1 rushed behind)

Rd 15 vs Geelong
Allsopp 2.3, Branton 2.0, Poulter 1.2, Claxton 1.1, Ryan 1.0, Wright 1.1, Naismith 1.1, Sharp 0.1, Davie 0.1, McDonald 0.1

Rd 16 vs Ess
Dummett 4.2, Claxton 3.2, Branton 2.3, Cooke 1.0, Poulter 1.0, Allsopp 1.3,Ryan 1.0, Sharp 0.1, McDonald 0.1 (1 rushed behind)

Rd 17 vs Carl
Dummett 4.0 Dummett 2.3, Claxton 2.2, Branton 1.2, Sharp 1.0, Wright 0.1, McDonald 0.1, Allsopp 0.1 (1 rushed behind)

Rd 18 vs StkIlda
Dummett 4.0 , McDonald 3.2, Wright 3.0, Langridge 2.1, Poulter 1.2, Branton 1.1, Saddington 1.0, Claxton 1.0, Sharp 0.1, Hafey 0.1 (1 rushed behind)

11 Sept
Brian Phipps, son of Richmond FC committeeman Charlie Phipps, is found wandering around Warrnambool at night, in a Richmond jumper, muttering 'Eat Em Alive' repeatedly.
He appears to have become disenchanted after losing his job in the city. It makes front page news of The Argus. Harry Dyke promises he will find him a job