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Emerging hybrid threat Samson Ryan will call Richmond home for a further two years after it was announced that the ruck-come-forward had inked a contract extension on Friday.

Ryan will now remain at Punt Road until the cessation of the 2024 season.

After being selected with pick 40 of the 2020 National Draft, the Queenslander was forced to bide his time either in the reserves or on the sideline for much of his tenure so far at Tigerland.

However, after a series of injuries last season which included first-string ruck option Toby Nankervis, Ryan made his senior debut during Richmond's Round 15 loss to St Kilda.

After an ailment of his own forced off the MCG early, the 21-year-old failed to trouble statisticians save for a singular hitout.

Still, across his nine appearances for the Tigers' VFL side, Ryan slotted 17 majors whilst averaging 11 disposals, four marks and 16 hit outs per week.

With the news of Ryan's recommitment, as well as the ability to put another pre-season training program under his belt, Richmond's General Manager of Football Talent, Blair Hartley, expressed a delight at what the project player had produced thus far.

“Samson impressed us with his training standards and on-field performance throughout his first season at the Club in 2021,” he told richmondfc.com.au.

“Already, he has got a small taste of AFL football and we are very excited to see more of him across the next three seasons.”

Ryan and Richmond are scheduled to face both Geelong and Hawthorn across the pre-season before starting their 2022 season against Carlton at the MCG on Thursday, March 17.