The Richmond Round 5 team
B: Batchelor, Rance, Helbig
HB: Grimes, Petterd, Houli
C: Newman, Cotchin, White
HF: Deledio, S. Edwards, Jackson
F: McGuane, Riewoldt, Vickery
R: Maric, Martin, Vlastuin
IC: Ellis, King, Grigg, Knights
Emerg: A. Edwards, Nahas, Dea
In: Batchelor, Helbig, Vlastuin, White
Out: Morris (suspended), Chaplin (calf injury), Conca (foot injury), Tuck (rested)
Richmond has made four changes for Friday night’s Round 5 clash with Fremantle at Patersons Stadium.
The Tigers’ first pick (No. 9 overall) in the 2012 AFL National Draft, Nick Vlastuin, will make his AFL debut.
Vlastuin, a talented, tough, inside midfielder, who captained Vic Metro in last year’s national under-18 championships, has been knocking on the door of senior selection since showing impressive form with the Tigers in the league’s pre-season competition.
Another promising, young Richmond midfielder, Brad Helbig, has been recalled to the side after a string of strong performances at VFL level with Coburg.
Helbig, who was sidelined for a lengthy period last season with a torn ligament in his left foot, has played a total of 15 league games since debuting in 2011.
Also returning to the Tigers’ line-up for the match against the Dockers are running, left-foot defender Jake Batchelor and speedy utility Matthew White.
Those four players replace Steven Morris (suspended), Troy Chaplin (calf injury), Reece Conca (foot injury) and Shane Tuck (rested).