MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 25: Troy Chaplin of the Tigers leads the team off the field after his 200th game during the 2015 AFL round 17 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Fremantle Dockers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia on July 25, 2015. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Troy Chaplin announces immediate retirement from AFL

Richmond defender Troy Chaplin has announced his immediate retirement from AFL.

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The 30-year-old managed just eight games this season, with the club opting for youth, taking his career tally to 215.

He played 140 games for Port Adelaide, before joining Richmond at the end of the 2012 as a restricted free agent, where he played a further 67 matches.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 25: Troy Chaplin of the Tigers leads the team off the field after his 200th game during the 2015 AFL round 17 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Fremantle Dockers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia on July 25, 2015. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 25: Troy Chaplin of the Tigers leads the team off the field after his 200th game during the 2015 AFL round 17 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Fremantle Dockers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia on July 25, 2015. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Richmond General Manager of Football Dan Richardson told the club’s website the Tigers are grateful for Chaplin’s contribution over the past four years.

“Troy has been an outstanding contributor to the Club over the past four seasons,” Richardson said.

“He has been a fine role model for the playing group with his determination, professionalism and leadership.

“Troy has always maintained a high standard of performance, highlighted by his top-three finish in the Jack Dyer Medal in 2013.”

Chaplin will remain with the club in a coaching capacity for the remainder of the season.

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  1. Glen Shrimplin Brett Wilson Jay Nicholson his retirement was sent via email and also included negative comments about the leadership group (that he’s apart of)😄

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