Richmond head into 2022 having missed finals for the first time since 2016 and are now expected to bounce back.
The Tigers dropped all the way down to 12th, in parts due to injuries, form and luck.
Primed to find themselves in contention again, with the return of injured stars and the acquisition of Robbie Tarrant, who will play a significant role in the side.
Can Richmond win their fourth flag in this premiership window? This season is sure to tell.
Outs: David Astbury (retired), Mabior Chol (Gold Coast), Callum Coleman-Jones (North Melbourne), Derek Eggmolesse-Smith (delisted), Ryan Garthwaite (delisted), Bachar Houli (retired), Patrick Naish (delisted).
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Coming off three premierships in four years, including back-to-back in the two prior seasons, the Tigers were obvious favourites.
With a list mirroring the one that took them to the promised land in 2019-20, it looked like everything was coming up Richmond once again.
Fate had other ideas. Things started off slowly, but before the bye they managed to find themselves with a 7-5 record, while a win in Round 13 would have them a game away from the top four.
They lost however, and it was downhill from there, winning only two games past the bye.
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