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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, The Aboriginal Sobriety Group later overturn the decision as Dustin's father failed to meet certain criteria. The club confirms he does not identify as Indigenous.

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

Richmond announce a partnership with Bendigo Thunder Women's Football Club. It provides that club with development opportunities, as well as allowing Bendigo Thunder to play some home games at Punt Road.

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 (37.30.252 v Gee '47, 34.22.226 v Sth '73) , and the second highest winning margin. (241pts - Rich 37.30.252 vs Geelong 1.5.11 (PR)
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


Sunday 30
ROUND 6 vs Adelaide, Adelaide Oval, 51,069

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 6.3 7.3 8.3 10.4 (64)
Adelaide 5.0 11.6 18.11 21.14 (140)


Goals: Rioli 2, Riewoldt 2, Markov 2, Butler, Martin, Lambert, Houli


MAY

Saturday 6
ROUND 7 vs Western Bulldogs, Docklands, 46,387

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 5.3 7.6 9.7 11.9 (75)
WBulldogs 1.1 4.6 8.11 11.14 (80)


Goals: Riewoldt 4, Martin 2, Butler, Miles, Lambert, Caddy, Grigg

Jack Riewoldt kicks his 500th goal. He achieves the feat in his 209th game.
(5th quickest for the club behind 157 – Michael Roach, 164 – Jack Titus , 167 – Matthew Richardson , 180 – Dick Harris
209 – Jack Riewoldt , 292 – Kevin Bartlett)

Trent Cotchin captains Richmond for the 100th time. (168 Percy Bentley, 160 Jack Dyer, 104 Des Rowe, 102 Matthew Knights, 101 Alec Edmond)

Ivan Soldo (cousin of Ivan Maric) debuts.
Richmond lead by 32 points in the 2nd quarter, and lose by 5 pts


Tuesday 9
Dustin Martin, Anthony Miles, Shai Bolton and Jack Graham are turned away from Syndal South Primary School clinic for failing to have a Working With Children check.


Sunday 14
ROUND 8 vs Fremantle

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 2.1 5.1 5.5 10.10 (70)
Fremantle 2.3 5.6 9.11 10.12 (72)


Goals: Riewoldt 3, Caddy 2, Cotchin, Castagna, Martin, Rioli, Ellis

In the warm up, Richmond players wears guernsey with the name of their Mother on the back.
Black Arm Bands are worn for the death of Lou Richards.
Richmond lose with a kick after the siren (David Mundy), exactly 1 year to the day, it won with a kick after the siren (Sam Lloyd)
They had led by 4 points with 21 seconds remaining.


Sunday 20
ROUND 9 vs GWS, Spotless Stadium, 10,677

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
RICHMOND 6.3 7.8 10.10 10.15 (75)
GWS 1.2 4.5 6.9 11.12 (78)


Goals: Riewoldt 2, Menadue 2, Cotchin 2, Castagna 2, Grigg, Lloyd

Richmond lead by 31 points in the third quarter - lose by 3 pts.

Shai Bolton debuts for Richmond. (His father Darren played for Peel Thunder in WAFL)
Bolton is presented with his guernsey by 1967 Premiership player Billy Brown.
In the last quarter, Bolton's goal is deemed touch by video review. The goal would have put Richmond 9 pts in front with a minute and half to play.

Saturday 27
Sam Darley captains the VFL side against Western Australia at North Port Oval.
Former Richmond player Justin Plapp coaches the VFL side.
WA (20.14.134) defeat the VFL side (10.11.71) in Victoria for the first time ever (they first played in Victoria back in 1904).


ROUND 10 vs Essendon, MCG, 85,656

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 4.4 6.9 9.12 11.15 (81)
Essendon 6.0 8.1 10.3 10.6 (66)


Goals: Riewoldt 2, Edwards 2, Caddy 2, Lloyd, Elton, Martin, Ellis, Nankervis

Notes:
Dreamtime at the G match.
Shane Edwards, Shai Bolton, and Daniel Rioli toss the coin for Richmond.
Shane Edwards wears Number 67, in recognition of the 1967 Referendum which allowed Indigenous people to be counted in the census.
The crowd of 85.656 is one person fewer than the Anzac Eve match vs Melbourne this year.
At the end of the game, several players swap guernseys with their opponents (Rance, Cotchin).
Cotchin is unable to put on Dyson Heppell's guernsey (he later said in post match interview he didn't feel comfortable wearing the guernsey leading off the team) and instead wears a Richmond jacket during the post match celebration.
Dustin Martin voted best on ground - receives the Yiooken Medal (boomerang)

Monday 29
Richmond are fined $5000 for failing to provide complete and up to date player whereabouts information to ASADA after cancelling a training session and not immediately updating its training schedule


ROUND 11 vs North Melbourne, Docklands 36,100

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 3.4 6.10 12.13 14.17 (101)
Nth Melb 2.4 7.6 8.9 9.12 (66)


Goals: Riewoldt 2, Martin 2, Butler 2, Lambert 2, Castagna, Cotchin, Edwards, Ellis, Grigg, Rioli

Notes:
AFL trial 4 umpires for this match (as it is a bye week and only 6 games are played)



JUNE
ROUND 12 - BYE


Saturday 17
ROUND 13 vs Sydney

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 5.3 7.6 9.7 10.11 (71)
Sydney 0.4 3.5 7.6 12.8 (80)


Shai Bolton kicks his first League goal, after 4 behinds across previous matches.
Trent Cotchin moves into 3rd place on Most Games as Captain for Richmond
(168 Percy Bentley, 160 Jack Dyer, 105 Trent Cotchin, 104 Des Rowe, 102 Matthew Knights, 101 Alec Edmond)
Largest home and away crowd between the two teams ever.
Sydney come back from a 36 point deficit to win.



ROUND 14 vs Carlton , MCG , 64,448

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 3.3 5.10 7.13 11.18 (84)
Carlton 4.1 4.2 6.6 8.10 (58)


Goals: Riewoldt 3, Butler 2, Castagna 2, Ellis, Lambert, Bolton, Nankervis

Bachar Houli is reported for striking Lamb (Carlton) in the first quarter.
Richmond defeat Carlton for the sixth consecutive time (a record equalling 1965-1968)


Monday 26
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visits Punt Road to announce increased funding for the Bachar Houli Academy, a high performance football talent program. The funding is to be used to grow the exisiting program and include a female component for the Bachar Houli Academy and Schools Cup.


Tuesday 27
The Tribunal suspends Houli for two weeks for his strike on Lamb. Richmond present character evidence in the form of a letter from TV personality (and Richmond supporter) Waleed Aly, and audio of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull praising Houli's character in the community from an announcement at Punt Road on Monday.


Wednesday 28
The AFL announce they will appeal the Tribunal's two week suspension for Bachar Houli on the grounds "sanction was manifestly inadequate"


Thursday 29
The Appeals Tribunal uphold the AFLs argument, and rub Bachar Houli out for 4 weeks.
Ivan Maric announces to the playing group that he will retire at the end of the season.


JULY
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Saturday 1''
ROUND 15 vs Port Adelaide , Adelaide Oval

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 1.4 3.8 7.10 11.10 (76)
Pt Adel 1.6 5.11 6.14 8.15 (63)


Goals: Butler 3, Stengle 2, Cotchin, Rioli, Martin, Riewoldt, Lloyd, Short


Saturday 8
ROUND 16 vs StKilda , Docklands

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 1.3 1.4 4.9 10.11 (71)
StKilda 5.3 14.8 19.8 21.12 (138)

Goals: Castagna 2, Cotchin, Caddy, Grigg, Martin, Butler, Lloyd, Ellis, Riewoldt

Richmond wear black arm bands for family member of Tony Singarella (match day official)
Richmond wear purple laces for the 2nd annual 'Maddie's Match
Richmond's lowest half time score vs StKilda since the same round (16) in 1961


Sunday 16
ROUND 17 vs Brisbane, Docklands 28,188

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 4.4 5.8 9.13 16.16 (112)
Brisbane 1.3 4.6 6.8 12.9 (81)

Goals: Riewoldt 4, Butler 3, Martin 2, Castagna 2, Edwards, Cotchin, Prestia, Rioli, B Ellis

David Rodan, former Richmond player, is a goal umpire for this match.

Sunday 23
ROUND 18 vs GWS, MCG, 33, 467

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 0.2 4.6 8.8 9.10 (64)
GWS 3.4 3.5 4.5 6.9 (45)


Goals: Riewoldt 2, Martin, McIntosh, Lambert, Castagna, Rioli, Caddy, Nankervis
Richmond wear black arm bands for Keith Williams - former Timekeeper and Life Member.


Saturday 29
ROUND 19 vs Gold Coast Suns, Carrara, 16,207

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 3.4 8.8 11.11 14.14 (98)
GCSuns 4.2 5.3 8.4 10.5 (65)


Goals: Rioli 3, Nankervis 3, Castagna 3, Grigg, Caddy, Cotchin, Martin, C. Ellis

Shane Edwards 200th game.
Jack Riewoldt does not play due to eye injury
Daniel Rioli wears black arm band
Rioli kicks Richmond's first 3 goals in the first quarter.
Richmond's first win at Carrara since Rd 10 1991.


AUGUST
Sunday 6
ROUND 20 vs Hawthorn, MCG, 58,342

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 5.4 6.8 9.10 13.15 (93)
Hawthorn 1.3 2.5 4.8 9.10 (64)


Goals: Caddy 4, C.Ellis 2, Martin 2, Rioli, Cotchin, Soldo, Prestia, Nankervis
Kamdyn McIntosh wears a black armband


Saturday 12
ROUND 21 vs Geelong, Geelong 32,266

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 3.4 4.5 7.9 9.12 (66)
Geelong 3.2 8.5 8.9 11.14 (80)


Goals: Martin 2, Riewoldt, Houli, Butler, Caddy, Cotchin, Rioli, Edwards



Sunday 20
ROUND 22 vs Fremantle, Domain Stadium 34,204

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Fremantle 3.4 3.5 5.7 7.9 (51)
Richmond 3.0 11.2 17.5 25.5 (155)


Goals: Townsend 6, Riewoldt 4, Lambert 3, Butler 3, Martin 2, Rioli, Houli, Edwards, McIntosh, Nankervis, Rance, Graham

Richmond's victory of 104 pts is their largest over Fremantle ever.
It was Fremantle's last game at Domain Stadium.
25.5 is their most accurate high score ever.



Sunday 27
ROUND 23 vs StKilda, MCG, 69,104

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 4.1 11.5 12.7 19.8 (122)
StKilda 1.2 4.3 9.9 12.9 (81)


Goals: Townsend 5, Riewoldt 3, Grigg 3, Prestia 2, Martin 2, Butler 2, Graham, Cotchin

With this victory, Richmond take fourth spot on the ladder and get the double chance in the finals.
Second largest home and away crowd between the two teams ever.
Ian Stewart Medal won by Dustin Martin.

Wednesday 30
Dustin Martin and Alex Rance are selected in the 2017 All Australian side. Rance is also elected captain of the side.


Thursday 31
After months of speculation, Dustin Martin announces in an interview on the Ch 9 Footy Show , that he has signed on for a further 7 years at Richmond.

Saturday 8
Qualifying Final vs Geelong, MCG, 95,028

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 2.4 3.7 6.10 13.13 (91)
Geelong 0.4 2.4 4.9 5.10 (40)


Goals: Townsend 2, Caddy 2, Butler, Vlastuin, Edwards, Prestia, Grigg, Lambert, Castagna, Cotchin, Riewoldt

Tigers first Finals win since 2001.
Tigers first night final win ever.
Largest crowd to see a Qualifying Final
Richmond's largest crowd in a game since the 1982 Grand Final.
Richmond's 14th largest crowd ever.

Monday 11
Jacob Townsend wins the J.J Liston Medal on 18 votes, despite not polling in the final 4 Rounds (which included a bye, and a call up to the Senior team). Jacob Ballard is named on the interchange bench of the VFL Team of the Year.

Tuesday 12
Dustin Martin is named the AFL Players' MVP with 1333 votes, with Patrick Dangerfield on 776 votes.
Daniel Rioli is named on the interchange bench of the 22Under22 Team