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Replacing Rioli a big task for Richmond smalls (Yahoo7)
« on: December 11, 2017, 07:39:28 PM »
Replacing Rioli a big task for Richmond smalls

Jason Phelan
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11 December 2017


Richmond small forward duo Jason Castagna and Dan Butler are ready to take on extra responsibility during Daniel Rioli's absence due to injury.

Rioli broke his foot during the Tigers' grand final triumph and will likely miss the start of the 2018 season after undergoing post-Christmas surgery to remove plates in his foot.

"It's a bit disappointing and unfortunate for him, but he's done what he can and looks like he's put on a bit of size and muscle," Castagna said.

"Me and Buts will try to step up a bit more ... we've picked up a few small forwards as well so maybe one of them will step up too."

Castagna, Butler and Rioli all enjoyed breakthrough seasons in 2017 and were key players in Damien Hardwick's pressure-based forward line with Jack Riewoldt playing as the lone tall.

Both Castagna and Butler were rewarded with two-year contract extensions and are hopeful of increasing their influence inside attacking 50.

https://au.sports.yahoo.com/afl/a/38236547/replacing-rioli-a-big-task-for-richmond-smalls/

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Re: Replacing Rioli a big task for Richmond smalls (Yahoo7)
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 08:20:30 PM »
Seeing as Butler &  Castagna were already in the side with Rioli I'd say Bolton and/or Higgins will most likely be replacing him, not them....
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Re: Replacing Rioli a big task for Richmond smalls (Yahoo7)
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 09:35:41 PM »
Lloyd a good possibility too

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Re: Replacing Rioli a big task for Richmond smalls (Yahoo7)
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 10:33:26 PM »
Would lose too much pace & defensive pressure replacing Rioli with Lloyd.
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Re: Replacing Rioli a big task for Richmond smalls (Yahoo7)
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 12:54:09 AM »
I'd bring Bolton in ahead of Higgins at this stage.

I can see Higgins taking Butlers place in the team if he can step up.

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Re: Replacing Rioli a big task for Richmond smalls (Yahoo7)
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 06:25:28 AM »
I would really like Bolton to be given the chance.

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Re: Replacing Rioli a big task for Richmond smalls (Yahoo7)
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 07:16:35 AM »
I would really like Bolton to be given the chance.

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Re: Replacing Rioli a big task for Richmond smalls (Yahoo7)
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 10:54:38 AM »
What was once a glaring deficiency is now a strength.  We should be able to replace Rioli-  even if he is the best Amigo.
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Re: Replacing Rioli a big task for Richmond smalls (Yahoo7)
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 11:47:50 AM »
Tyson Stengle needs a few goes as well

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Re: Replacing Rioli a big task for Richmond smalls (Yahoo7)
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2017, 11:41:40 PM »
Tyson Stengle needs a few goes as well

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Re: Replacing Rioli a big task for Richmond smalls (Yahoo7)
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 06:36:51 PM »
We should be able to replace Rioli-  even if he is the best Amigo.

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