Big Tiger cops ban for headbutt in fiery VFL practice match

Nyuon's teammate Mabior Chol was also in trouble during the game, charged and fined for being the instigator of a melee.

Box Hill Hawk Jai Newcombe received a one-match ban for striking Chol, but was able to have that reduced to a fine with an early plea. Newcombe was also fined for his involvement in the melee.

Bigoa Nyuon, Richmond, has been charged for Headbutting Box Hill Hawks player Michael Hartley during the third quarter of a VFL Practice Match between Richmond and the Box Hill Hawks on Sunday 28 March at the Swinburne Centre.

Richmond go back-to-back in AFL

Winners in 2017 and 2019, the Melbourne-based Tigers have now claimed three of the last four premierships in the top flight of Australian Rules, a rich dividend for fans who passed a barren 37-year stretch after their 1980 title.

Martin claimed a record third Norm Smith medal as best-on-ground in a Grand Final, having won the accolade in 2017 and 2019.

The AFL decider, delayed by a month due to disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, was the first held outside Melbourne in the league's history and also the first staged at night.


Richmond say Brett Deledio ready for first pre-season hit-out

The Tigers' vice-captain has managed an Achilles injury throughout summer, but has increased his training load in recent weeks and will likely play against the Power.

He is set to be joined by Shaun Hampson, who has worked his way back from ankle surgery at the end of last season, with Ty Vickery also ready to resume after overcoming a concussion.

Impressive Martin leaves Tigers in his dust

Martin was at his powerful best in the internal match, playing four of the six 15-minute periods as a half-forward before appearing to get a knock to the head and leaving the game as a precaution.

He took impressive marks on the lead, broke tackles and produced a trademark fend-off as a tune-up for the up coming pre-season matches.