MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28: Alex Rance of the Tigers thanks fans during the 2018 AFL round 15 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium on June 28, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Former Richmond star Alex Rance's return to footy has been confirmed, agreeing to play amateur footy for Swan Valley in WA for two games in May.

Rance, 31, announced his shock retirement from AFL at the end of the 2019 season and hasn't played football since.

But he will suit up for the fourth tier clubs May 1 and 8 home games with former Blue and current player and coach of the club, David Ellard.

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Ellard confirmed Rance's return to football on Triple M.

“I can confirm it’s all happening,” he said.

“As long as (West Australia Premier) Marc McGowan doesn’t close the borders he’ll be over here and I’m looking forward to it, it’ll be a great day for the footy club.

“It’s been a long time talking (with him) about it and it’s great to put our jumpers on together."

Rance played 200 games for the Tigers over the course of his career, winning the 2017 premiership with the club and also made five All-Australian teams including an All-Australian captaincy in 2017.