Richmond have finalised their list for the 2024 season, signing VFL forward Mykelti Lefau via the Supplemental Selection Period.

The Tigers have had Lefau and East Perth forward Mitch Schofield train at Punt Road since November, with the pair competing for the sole list spot at Richmond over the course of the summer.

Looking to bolster their forward line under new coach Adem Yze, both SSP aspirants have gotten a taste of the action in attack through intra-club sessions and most recently against Melbourne on Sunday for a practice match.

Ahead of Monday's 5:00pm signing deadline, Richmond have handed Lefau their last remaining list spot for the season ahead following his impressive pre-season stint in the yellow and black.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 27: Mykelti Lefau of the Tigers in action during the round one VFL match between the Richmond Tigers and Southport at The Swinburne Centre on March 27, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jonathan DiMaggio/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

"Mykelti has worked hard to put himself in this position, from learning the game as a teenager to coming back from a serious injury last year," Richmond recruiter Matt Clark said.

"He has not put a foot wrong since he came to our Club and has shown across the past three months that he can blossom in a professional environment.

"We are excited to be adding him to our AFL list."

Lefau joined Richmond's VFL program ahead of the 2022 season after previous stints with the Casey Demons and local club St Kilda City.

The New Zealand and Samoan forward played 11 games under VFL coach Steve Morris last year, featuring across a number of roles to average 11.8 disposals, 6.4 tackles and 2.9 clearances per game.

Lefau is also a former development program member with NRL side the Melbourne Storm, having ventured to Australia for college before finding his feet in football at a junior level.

The mature-aged recruit put forward a positive performance against the Demons over the weekend, booting a goal and setting up another thanks to a heavy hit on Melbourne's Jake Lever.

Lefau joins a new-look Richmond attacking unit, which is home to swingman Noah Balta, former Hawthorn sharpshooter Jacob Koschitzke and spearhead Tom Lynch.

The decision to sign Lefau leaves Schofield to either return to the WAFL or potentially remain in the Tigers' program as a VFL squad member.