2021 Chronology

2021 Chronology

Friday 26
Practice Match v Melbourne at Casey Fields.
(2 games - "A" match and "B" match)

"A" match - Melbourne 14.9.93 def Richmond 12.10.82
Goals: Aarts 3, Riewoldt 2, Caddy 2,

"B" match - (three-terms only)
Richmond 11.5.71 def Melbourne 6.3.39
Players consisted of included Dow and Coleman-Jones (they also played in A grade match), Ben Miller and Bigoa Nyuon, Patrick Naish, Maurice Rioli Jr,

Friday 5
Community Series Match
Richmond v Collingwood at Docklands. (7.25pm start - originally was to be 7.10pm)
The original Community Series schedule was Richmond v Western Bulldogs , Sat Feb 7, Lavington Sportsground NSW, 4.40pm, and then Adelaide v Richmond , Sunday March 7, Flinders Uni Stadium SA, 12.40pm
Those two matches were later removed by the AFL due to limited travel moment because of Covid.
Dylan Grimes at the coin toss.

Thursday 18
Richmond 15.15.105 def Carlton 11.14.80 at MCG
Football returns to the MCG since the 2019 GF.
Richmond unfurl 2 premiership flags at once. The actual unfurling of the 2019 flag is done by Cheryl Critchley, and the 2020 flag by Peggy O'Neal. Representatives from each League Premiership - family members, players - parade the flags around the ground. The two premiership cups are driven around the back of Jeeps.
Trent Cotchin is a late out due to illness. Jack Riewoldt captains the side.

Friday 9
At halftime of the Port vs Richmond, Ch7 interrupt the broadcast to announce the death of Prince Philip

Saturday 24
vs Melbourne. ANZAC EVE. Family of Checker Hughes light the cauldron pre-match. First awarding of the "Checker" Hughes Medal for Best Player.
Dustin Martin's 250th game. ( no banner acknowledging due to combined Anzac Ev banner that until Fri May 7th match where it is listed as 200+1 on the banner
Daniel Rioli 100th (acknowledged following week on banner as 100+1)

Friday 30
Richmond banner for Daniel Rioli's 101st game. (His 100th game was overshadowed by Anzac Eve banner. So to was by Dusty's 250th game banner)

Friday 7

Banner acknowledges Dusty's 250th+1 game (see April 24).
Shai Bolton takes a towering mark in the goal square.

Saturday 5
Dreamtime match is held in Perth, due to COVID restrictions in Melbourne.
Marlion Pickett is at coin toss, but Cotchin is appointed captain

Friday 25
Richmond's score of 2.10.22 (against StK) is their lowest since Round 16 1961 (vs StK), and its lowest MCG score since 1927 Grand Final

Friday 16
Jack Riewoldt's 300th game. He kicks 6.2
Dustin Martin suffers a kidney injury during Round 18 vs Brisbane. He is hospitalised and misses the rest of the season