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2023 Chronology

2023 Chronology


February 26 - Jason Castagna announces retirement effective immediately.

March 17 - draw with Carlton. (Prev draws: Rd 3 1893, Rd 1 1960, Second Semi 1972). Jacob Hopper + Tim Taranto debut.
88,084 is 2nd largest Rd 1 crowd ever (behind 2018)

March 25 - Tylar Young debuts. Samson Ryan, in his second game, kicks three goals with his first three kicks, 639 days after he was kick-less in his debut.

March 31 - Damien Hardwick becomes the first Richmond coach to 300 games.

April 14 - Gather Round vs Swans at Adelaide Oval. Riewoldt, with his head bandaged from a nasty bloodied cut , kicks 4 goals.

April 24 - Anzac Eve match. Second largest home and away crowd against Melbourne - 83985 (record was 85657 in 2017)

May 6 - A reunion of the 1973 Premiership side takes place at the Presidents Lunch. All players are in attendance except for Royce Hart (absent), Rex Hunt (absence). Brian Roberts passed away in 2016.

May 12 - Dick Clay is elevated to Immortal status in the Richmond Football Club Hall of Fame. Bill Meaklim, the club's first historian, long-time statistician, and 81-year member tosses the coin. Dion Prestia's 200th game. (95 for GC, 105 for Richmond)

May 20 - Dreamtime at the 'G.
Shai Bolton's 100th game, Nick Vlaustin's 200th.
Pre-match ceremony introduces, for the first time, the Dreamtime Dance featuring the Richmond Football Club’s Laguntas dancers, and Essendon Football Club’s Koorie Youth Will Shake Spear dancers. It culminates in the Indigenous players from the game standing before the crowd as their team mates form a half circle behind them.

May 23 - Damien Hardwick resigns as Richmond coach at 10.30am after 307 games and three premierships. Andrew McQualter is installed as interim coach. Hardwick makes the announcement flanked by President John O'Rourke and CEO Brendon Gale in the Maurice Rioli room at Punt Road. His resignation had been announced by the press in the evening prior.

May 28 - Andrew McQualter's first game as Richmond game. Tigers lose to Pt Adelaide by 10 points.

June 4 - Andrew McQualter's first win as coach. Marlion Pickett kicks winning goal with 20 seconds remain. Damian Hardwick tweets from Denver that he is watching the game.