Gibcus back for Port clash

Gibcus back for Port clash

Richmond has locked in its line-up for Saturday night’s crucial clash against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

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The Tigers will welcome back first-year defender Josh Gibcus, who returns for his 15th senior outing of his debut AFL season.

The 19-year-old, who was a strong performer at VFL level the past fortnight, comes in to replace skipper Dylan Grimeswho underwent hamstring surgery today.

Also out of last week’s side is Shane Edwardswho is being managed.

Maurice Rioli, who was last weekend’s activated medical substitute, has been named in the starting 22.

Richmond’s four emergencies for the clash are Edwards, Rhyan Mansell, Thomson Dow and Ivan Soldowith the Club to confirm which of the four players comes in as the medical substitute 60 minutes before the game.

Senior coach Damien Hardwick said he was expecting a “fierce challenge” on Saturday night.

“A lot of (Port Adelaide’s) indicators that we value are really high,” he said.

“(On their) home deck, we know what sort of environment it is over in Adelaide, it’s a caldron.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge, it’s going to require a step up from our boys.”

The Round 21 game will be broadcast live on Fox Footy and Kayo Sports, with the opening bounce at 7:40pm AEST (7:10pm ACST)

Richmond team v Port Adelaide, Saturday, August 6, 7.40pm AEST (7:10pm ACST), Adelaide Oval
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Backs

Josh Gibcus

28

Robbie Tarrant

6

Noah Balta

21

Half-Backs

Liam Baker

7

Nick Vlastuin

1

Daniel Rioli

17

Centreline

Marlion Pickett

50

Jayden Short

15th

Kamdyn McIntosh

33

Half-Forwards

Jack Graham

34

Trent Cotchin

9

Shai Bolton

29

Forwards

Jack Riewoldt

8

Noah Cumberland

38

Tom Lynch

19

Followers

Toby Nankervis

25

Dion Prestia

3

Tyler Sonsie

40

Interchange

Jack Ross

5

Ben Miller

46

Maurice Rioli

49

Nathan Broad

35

Emergencies

Rhyan Mansell

31

Thomson Dow

27

Shane Edwards

10

Ivan Soldo

20

In: Josh Gibcus

Out: Dylan Grimes, Shane Edwards (managed)

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