Brave Jack Riewoldt

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has praised the efforts of star spearhead Jack Riewoldt in overcoming an ankle injury and helping the Tigers collect the precious four premiership points in last Saturday’s clash with Greater Western Sydney.

Riewoldt, who injured his ankle in the previous round against Fremantle, initially appeared almost certain to miss the GWS match.

But he worked diligently all week on his recovery to ensure he was fit enough to line up against GWS, and he had an impact despite the rain-soaked conditions.

“He played his part,” Hardwick said.

“We didn’t think he’d play after the incident the previous week. So, for him to get up, was enormous for us. Read more…