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Brandon Ellis’ chat with Garry Lyon and Tim Watson on SEN Breakfast:



Maintaining pressure Tigers’ main focus: Ellis

2 March 2018

Richmond defender Brandon Ellis says ensuring the club’s esteemed forward pressure exceeds the level it reached last season is one of the Tigers’ main focuses heading into 2018.

The Tiges got their premiership defence off to a perfect start last week, taking down Essendon by 87-points, a game where their ferocity was displayed in spades.

According to Ellis, that was the focal point amongst the playing group heading into the JLT Community Series affair.

“That’s what we have been working all preseason on, our pressure last year was pretty good and we want to take it to a new level this year,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“That was probably our main focus going into the game against Essendon, just bringing that defensive pressure and then the offence takes care of itself.

“If you got drafted as a player because you have really good offensive skills, it takes care of itself after you apply all the pressure.

“We are looking forward to North Melbourne on Wednesday night and hopefully we can bring that same pressure and see what happens.”

Ellis had a breakout campaign last season, locking down a permanent spot in the defensive half with Richmond.

The once much-maligned 24-year-old played every game in the premiership season, averaging 22.3 disposals at 79.4 percent efficiency, and he says he cannot wait to reconnect with his defensive teammates.

“It’s fantastic, we are like a team within the team,” Ellis said.

“We have a really close bond, we are good mates and to be work alongside Alex Rance, Dylan Grimes, Bachar Houli and David Astbury, it makes my job so much easier.

“It is so enjoyable.

“Yes it gets tough sometimes, but we have so much trust with each other.

“I can’t wait to play with the boys again this year.”'-main-focus-ellis/