Richmond has followed Collingwood in announcing a streamlined leadership group for 2017.

Trent Cotchin will captain once again, while Jack Riewoldt and Alex Rance will be co-vice-captains.

“Trent is an impressive player and person, and his leadership of this group has developed significantly,” Richmond’s General Manager of Football, Neil Balme said.

“We love the way that Trent leads from the front, supports his teammates and represents our football club, and the Richmond jumper.

“We’re very confident that both Jack and Alex will be great support for Trent as his deputies this season.”

Cotchin will skipper the side for a fifth consecutive season. He is a three-time club best and fairest winner, All-Australian and Brownlow Medalist.