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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2018, 06:28:16 PM »
Richmond assistant coach, Justin Leppitsch and development coach, Xavier Clarke will coach the Tigers’ AFLX team for their tournament in Sydney on February 17.

The Tigers had their first taste of AFLX, the League’s newest version of Australian Football after playing in a practice match against Hawthorn on the weekend.

The Tigers took a squad of 14 players to Waverley Park for the friendly hit out against the Hawks on Saturday morning, to familiarise players and coaches with the rules and format of the new, fast-paced version of the game.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-02-05/leppitsch-clarke-to-coach-aflx-team

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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2018, 03:49:19 PM »
Here is the AFLX logo and the winner's trophy for each city's group:


https://twitter.com/AFL

ps. Apparently a 10 point goal in AFLX is to be known as a 'Zooper Goal.'

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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2018, 04:25:02 PM »
A silver match ball.....might as well install giant flippers on the goals as well.....
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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2018, 04:23:39 AM »
Grimes mentioned that we'll see the young cubs like Higgins and Balta play in the AFLX.

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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2018, 09:43:11 AM »
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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2018, 11:41:15 AM »
Grimes mentioned that we'll see the young cubs like Higgins and Balta play in the AFLX.

we played 2 10 minute halves of X @ PRO on Saturday after an intraclub game

Players to play X were, Broad, CEllis, Higgo, Balta,Short,George,Miller,Smith, Marbs, Moore, Wombo, Shai, Lloyd & Concs

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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated with fixture]
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2018, 07:44:38 PM »
X-factor: The players set to light up AFLX

Nathan Schmook
afl.com.au
12 Feb 2018


RICHMOND

Callum Moore:
The athletic forward has the mix of speed and aerial ability to make his mark on AFLX. With two games to his name, the 21-year-old has been developing quietly in the VFL in his first two seasons, but he is making a case this pre-season to step up in 2018 as a second tall forward. In a format that will reward quick players who can also compete in the air, the Tigers believe Moore will be their secret weapon in an under-23 line-up.

Definite starters: Shai Bolton, Nathan Broad, Dan Butler, Jason Castagna, Callum Moore

Definite outs: Trent Cotchin, Dustin Martin, Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt, Daniel Rioli

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-12/xfactor-the-players-set-to-light-up-aflx

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Tigers to test department of youth in AFLX (afl site)
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2018, 08:39:38 PM »
Tigers to test department of youth in AFLX

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afl.com.au
Feb 13, 2018


RICHMOND will join the ranks of those using AFLX to get a look at their team's youth, with the Tigers' big guns to give Saturday's tournament in Sydney a miss.

Captain Trent Cotchin, Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin and All Australian captain Alex Rance are confirmed omissions from the Tigers' squad, which will be named on Wednesday.

Forward Jack Riewoldt is also expected to sit out, as is Shaun Hampson, who has had a heavily managed pre-season because of his back issues, and Daniel Rioli, who is still rehabilitating the foot he broke in the Grand Final.

Assistant coach Ben Rutten said the team wasn't finalised but would be structured around the expected explosive pace of the brand-new concept.

"We'll pick the team that we think is firstly going to suit that style of play, although we haven't seen it so we're not sure what type of players [to pick]," Rutten said.

"Also, it will be some of the guys who have had pretty good pre-seasons, we want to look to see a bit more competitive nature in them.

"At this stage, we're not going to be sending [Trent] Cotchin, [Alex] Rance and [Dustin] Martin up there, but the players that we're going to send up are going to have a real crack and (are) looking to put themselves on show, because we've got important pre-season games coming up."

The Tigers have experimented with the new format recently, starting with a friendly practice match against Hawthorn last weekend at Waverley.

They've also painted a rectangular playing field on Punt Road to further enhance their familiarity with the boundaries.

The Tigers are in a pool with Greater Western Sydney, Sydney, Brisbane, the Western Bulldogs and Gold Coast, and will face the Giants and Lions in the pool matches.

Their tournament will be played at Sydney's Allianz Stadium on Saturday afternoon/evening.

Assistant coach Justin Leppitsch and development coach Xavier Clarke will take the reins of the side for the competition.

Rutten said the Tigers were looking for their younger players to stand up in AFLX and the upcoming JLT Community Series to put pressure on the seasoned players for selection in the home-and-away games.

"We're always looking for improvement and it's going to come from guys like Jack Graham, who we saw at the end of last year," he said.

"He came off no pre-season last year so he's starting to look like a different player shape-wise, he's really fit, so we're looking for him to continue to grow.

"Corey Ellis, Connor Menadue, Oleg Markov, Jayden Short … that continuing improvement from the younger guys will keep putting the pressure on the guys in the team, which is how you're going to get the growth.

"We're just looking to continually grow and improve and execute the best we can, and we've got a few good opportunities to show that in the JLT and AFLX next week as well where we'll look to build our season."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-13/tigers-to-test-department-of-youth-in-aflx

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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2018, 09:31:36 PM »
Richmond has included three premiership players in its 15-man squad bound for Sydney’s AFLX tournament this weekend.

Premiership forwards Dan Butler and Jason Castagna, along with defender Nathan Broad, have been included in the Tigers’ squad for the tournament at Allianz Stadium this Saturday.

Fans will also have their first look at draftee Jack Higgins, the Club’s first round selection in last year’s AFL national draft, along with fellow first year players, Ben Miller, Noah Balta, Liam Baker and Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, who have all been included in the squad. 

RICHMOND'S AFLX Squad:

7 Daniel Butler
11 Jason Castagna
15 Jayden Short
27 Sam Lloyd
28 Jack Higgins
30 Reece Conca
32 Corey Ellis
35 Nathan Broad
36 Callum Moore
38 Noah Balta
41 Mabior Chol
43 Derek Eggmolesse-Smith
44 Tyson Stengle
46 Ben Miller
48 Liam Baker

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-02-14/premiership-players-selected-for-aflx

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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2018, 09:51:43 PM »
No Bolton?
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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2018, 09:52:43 PM »
Squad as expected

Good to see we're not taking it as being important to the overall scheme of things  :clapping
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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2018, 09:55:47 PM »
No Bolton?

Nope

Likely starter round 1 in place of Rioli, shouldn't be playing this nonsense

JLT series for Shai  :clapping
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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2018, 09:20:30 AM »
From what I understand of this AFLX format, Bolton would be a gun at this game.

Shame it is totally meaningless.

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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2018, 01:48:59 PM »
Our opponents' squads:

Greater Western Sydney (16-man squad)

6. Lachie Whitfield, 9. Tom Scully, 10. Aiden Bonar, 11. Will Setterfield, 13. Isaac Cumming, 31. Jeremy Finlayson, 20. Adam Tomlinson, 25. Lachlan Keeffe, 33. Lachie Tiziani, 34. Nick Shipley, 36. Harry Perryman, 38. Daniel Lloyd, 41. Jack Buckley, 42. Jake Stein, 43. Dylan Buckley, 50. Sam Reid

Brisbane (14-man squad)

1. Ben Keays, 3. Allen Christensen, 5. Mitch Robinson, 7. Tom Bell, 8. Rohan Bewick, 10. Daniel Rich, 19. Jacob Allison, 20. Cedric Cox, 26. Tom Cutler, 33. Zac Bailey, 36. Rhys Mathieson, 39. Corey Lyons, 42. Mitchell Hinge, 43. Jake Barrett

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-14/aflx-squads-running-machines-locked-in

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Re: AFLX - Tigers in Sydney [updated - includes squad]
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2018, 01:51:59 PM »
Leppa talking about AFLX on SEN:

The former Brisbane Lions mentor will coach the Tigers in the upcoming AFLX competition, and while he admitted to having “no idea” how to teach the concept, he expects teams to try and kick plenty of “Zooper goals”, which are worth ten points from outside 40 metres.

“A zooper goal is worth ten points and a goal is worth six. You might see a lot of strategizing to get as many ten pointers as you can, because it is such a limited timeframe,” Leppitsch said.

“Look out for a fair bit of kicking backwards in a few games to kick as many ten pointers as possible.”

Source: SEN