Richmond Tigers during the 2017 AFL Grand Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 30, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

New faces: Shai Bolton is the only non-premiership player named in the best 22, replacing Jason Castagna in a small-forward role.

On the fringe: Draftee Jack Higgins will be knocking on the door from Round 1 after dominating junior levels throughout 2017. Reece Conca and Jason Castagna will also fancy their chances of playing consistent senior footy. Shaun Hampson, Anthony Miles, Sam Lloyd and Ben Griffiths will also provide decent depth for the reigning premiers.

First picked: Dustin Martin

Last picked: Shai Bolton

Best 22:

B: Nick Vlaustin, Alex Rance, Dylan Grimes
HB: Kamdyn McIntosh, David Astbury, Bachar Houli
C: Brandon Ellis, Trent Cotchin, Shaun Grigg
HF: Shane Edwards, Jack Riewoldt, Kane Lambert
F: Daniel Rioli, Josh Caddy, Dan Butler
FOL: Toby Nankervis, Dustin Martin, Dion Prestia
I/C: Jacob Townsend, Jack Graham, Nathan Broad, Shai Bolton