MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Trent Cotchin of the Tigers and Bachar Houli of the Tigers run during the Richmond Tigers AFL training session on May 4, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Richmond footy boss Neil Balme has confirmed a couple of senior players have decided not to go to the Queensland Hub.

Balme told 3AW that a couple of senior players as well as young players unlikely to get a game will remain in Victoria with some coaches.

It is understood Damian Hardwick will confirm in his post-game press conference that Bachar Houli and Shane Edwards will stay in Melbourne with their partners.

Houli’s wife recently gave birth to their third child, while Shane Edwards’ wife is due in August.

The Tigers will fly to Queensland after their clash against Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.