GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Derek Eggmolesse-Smith of the Tigers in action during the round 16 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Richmond Tigers at Metricon Stadium on July 06, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Richmond have delisted running backman Derek Eggmolesse-Smith.

The 22-year old played eight AFL games for the Tigers, including six senior appearances in 2020, since being picked up in the 2018 Rookie Draft as a Next Generation Academy selection.

Richmond General Manager of Football Talent Blair Hartley thanked Eggmolesse-Smith for his service.

“We wish Derek well in his playing career and all of his future endeavours,” Hartley told richmondfc.com.au.

Meanwhile, Ryan Garthwaite has signed a one-year extension and Ben Miller will be retained as a rookie.

“Ryan is an extremely popular and hardworking member of our group,” Hartley said.

“2020 was a difficult year for players outside of the team, Ryan endured through some injuries but still played an important role in driving high standards.

“We look forward to seeing him continue to improve next year.”

It comes ahead of next month’s virtual national draft on December 9.

Eggmolesse-Smith joins Luke EnglishFraser Turner, new Saint Jack Higgins and Suns-bound Oleg Markov in departing the club this off-season.