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’Huge disruption’ that could help or hurt Tigers


Jarrod Sierocki

AFL: Fox Sports has a live cross with Tigers coach Damien Hardwick.

There will be some pressure on Richmond’s mosquito fleet in the absence of Jack Riewoldt. Picture: David Caird

FOR the first time this season Richmond will line up without Jack Riewoldt, exposing the club’s vertically challenged forward line.

And opinions are mixed as to whether the Coleman Medal winner’s absence will help or hinder the Tigers.

Either way, the training mishap that lead to the bleeding behind Riewoldt’s eye has triggered a situation that has left Damien Hardwick without a recognised tall forward for Saturday night’s clash against Gold Coast.

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Young ruckman Ivan Soldo has been named in the forward line, a necessity for structure.

First-year player Shai Bolton has also been brought into the squad and will rotate through a forward line that includes Daniel Rioli, Jason Castagna and Dan Butler.

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