Richmond Football Club
2015 season
PresidentPeggy O'Neal
(2nd season)
CoachDamien Hardwick
(6th season)
Captain(s)Trent Cotchin
(3rd season)
Home groundMCG
Pre-season(1-2)
AFL season5th
(15-7)
Finals series7th
(0-1)
Jack Dyer MedalAlex Rance
Leading goalkickerJack Riewoldt
(54)
Highest home attendance83,804
(round 9 vs. Essendon)
Lowest home attendance35,968
(round 14 vs. Greater Western Sydney)
Average home attendance49,876
(Increase 6,681 / Increase 15.5%)
Club membership70,809
(Increase 4,687 / Increase 7.09%)

The 2015 season marked the 108th season in which the Richmond Football Club participated in the AFL/VFL.

2014 off-season list changes

Retirements and delistings

Player Reason Club games Career games Ref
Daniel Jackson Retired 156 156 [1]
Jake King Retired 107 107 [2]
Matthew Arnot Rookie Listed 4 4 [3]
Brad Helbig Delisted 16 16 [3]
Aaron Edwards Delisted 12 94 [3]
Brett O'Hanlon Delisted 9 9 [3]
Orren Stephenson Delisted 7 15 [3]
Todd Banfield Delisted 0 53 [3]
Cadeyn Williams Delisted 0 0 [3]
Ben Darrou Delisted 0 0 [3]

Free agency

Date Player Free agent type Former club New club Compensation Ref
2 November Taylor Hunt Delisted Geelong Richmond [4]

National draft

Round Overall pick Player State Position Team from League from Ref
1 12 Corey Ellis VIC Midfielder Western Jets TAC Cup [5]
2 33 Connor Menadue VIC Midfielder Western Jets TAC Cup [5]
3 52 Nathan Drummond VIC Midfielder Murray Bushrangers TAC Cup [5]
4 67 Dan Butler VIC Midfielder North Ballarat Rebels TAC Cup [5]
5 77 Reece McKenzie VIC Tall Forward Northern Knights TAC Cup [5]

Rookie draft

Round Overall pick Player State Position Team from League from Ref
1 11 Jayden Short VIC Small Forward Northern Knights TAC Cup [6]
2 29 Jason Castagna VIC Midfielder Northern Knights TAC Cup [6]
3 46 Kane Lambert VIC Midfielder Williamstown VFL [6]
4 61 Matthew Arnot VIC Midfielder Richmond AFL [6]
5 68 Ivan Soldo(B) VIC Ruck 3-year non-registered player [6]

2015 squad

Richmond Football Club
Senior list Rookie list Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)
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    Long-term injury list

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    Upgraded rookie

  • (B) Category B rookie
  • (vet) Veterans list
  • (ret) Retired

Updated: 18 August 2016
Source(s): Playing list, Coaching staff

2015 season

Pre-season

Match Date Score Opponent Opponent's score Result Home/away Venue Attendance
1 Saturday, 28 February 4:40pm 1.9.4 (67) Western Bulldogs 0.12.17 (89) Lost by 22 points Away Whitten Oval 9,513
2 Saturday, 14 March 4:40pm 1.14.10 (103) Port Adelaide 0.5.7 (37) Won by 66 points Home Lavington Sports Ground 8,451
3 Saturday, 21 March 1:10pm 2.12.16 (106) North Melbourne 3.13.15 (120) Lost by 14 points Home Etihad Stadium 9,327

Source:AFL[7][8][9]

Home and away season

Round Date Score Opponent Opponent's score Result Home/away Venue Attendance Ladder
1 Thursday, 2 April 7:20pm 15.15 (105) Carlton 11.12 (78) Won by 27 points Away MCG 83,493 3rd
2 Saturday, 11 April 1:45pm 9.12 (66) Western Bulldogs 12.13 (85) Lost by 19 points Home MCG 49,945 9th
3 Saturday, 18 April 7:20pm 21.11 (137) Brisbane Lions 8.10 (58) Won by 79 points Away The Gabba 22,441 5th
4 Friday, 24 April 7:50pm 6.15 (51) Melbourne 12.11 (83) Lost by 32 points Home MCG 58,175 9th
5 Saturday, 2 May 1:45pm 11.10 (76) Geelong 12.13 (85) Lost by 9 points Home MCG 45,228 11th
6 Saturday, 9 May 1:45pm 10.14 (74) North Melbourne 16.13 (109) Lost by 35 points Away Bellerive Oval 17,544 13th
7 Sunday, 17 May 3:20pm 16.9 (105) Collingwood 15.10 (100) Won by 5 points Home MCG 59,034 10th
8 Sunday, 24 May 4:10pm 11.10 (76) Port Adelaide 5.13 (43) Won by 33 points Away Adelaide Oval 44,451 8th
9 Saturday, 30 May 7:20pm 10.12 (72) Essendon 8.11 (59) Won by 13 points Home MCG 83,804 8th
10 Friday, 5 June 6:10pm 15.7 (97) Fremantle 10.10 (70) Won by 27 points Away Subiaco Oval 38,091 8th
11 BYE 8th
12 Friday, 19 June 7:50pm 10.10 (70) West Coast 13.12 (90) Lost by 20 points Home MCG 45,178 8th
13 Friday, 26 June 7:50pm 14.11 (95) Sydney 11.11 (77) Won by 18 points Away SCG 37,579 8th
14 Saturday, 4 July 1:40pm 10.18 (78) Greater Western Sydney 10.9 (69) Won by 9 points Home MCG 35,968 6th
15 Friday, 10 July 7:50pm 10.11 (71) Carlton 5.11 (41) Won by 30 points Home MCG 52,564 5th
16 Sunday, 19 July 4:40pm 13.11 (89) St Kilda 13.13 (73) Won by 16 points Away Etihad Stadium 45,722 5th
17 Saturday, 25 July 4:35pm 10.18 (78) Fremantle 12.10 (82) Lost by 4 points Home MCG 39,777 5th
18 Friday, 31 July 7:50pm 10.11 (71) Hawthorn 7.11 (53) Won by 18 points Away MCG 66,305 6th
19 Friday, 7 August 7:20pm 8.4 (52) Adelaide 11.22 (88) Lost by 36 points Away Adelaide Oval 49,116 7th
20 Sunday, 16 August 1:10m 22.6 (138) Gold Coast 18.7 (55) Won by 83 points Home MCG 38,508 6th
21 Saturday, 22 August 1:45pm 23.9 (147) Collingwood 7.14 (56) Won by 91 points Away MCG 63,178 5th
22 Saturday, 29 August 7:20pm 10.14 (74) Essendon 7.5 (47) Won by 27 points Away MCG 37,864 5th
23 Friday, 4 September 7:50pm 16.12 (108) North Melbourne 10.7 (67) Won by 41 points Home Etihad Stadium 40,461 5th

Source: AFL Tables[10]

Finals

Match Date Score Opponent Opponent's Score Result Home/Away Venue Attendance
Elimination Final Sunday, 13 September 3:20pm 14.4 (88) North Melbourne 15.15 (105) Lost by 17 points Home MCG 90,186

Source: AFL Tables[10]

Ladder

2015 AFL ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 Fremantle 22 17 5 0 1857 1564 118.7 68 Finals series
2 West Coast 22 16 5 1 2330 1572 148.2 66
3 Hawthorn (P) 22 16 6 0 2452 1548 158.4 64
4 Sydney 22 16 6 0 2006 1578 127.1 64
5 Richmond 22 15 7 0 1930 1568 123.1 60
6 Western Bulldogs 22 14 8 0 2101 1825 115.1 56
7 Adelaide 21 13 8 0 2107 1821 115.7 54[a]
8 North Melbourne 22 13 9 0 2062 1937 106.5 52
9 Port Adelaide 22 12 10 0 2002 1874 106.8 48
10 Geelong 21 11 9 1 1853 1833 101.1 48[a]
11 Greater Western Sydney 22 11 11 0 1872 1891 99.0 44
12 Collingwood 22 10 12 0 1972 1856 106.3 40
13 Melbourne 22 7 15 0 1573 2044 77.0 28
14 St Kilda 22 6 15 1 1695 2162 78.4 26
15 Essendon 22 6 16 0 1580 2134 74.0 24
16 Gold Coast 22 4 17 1 1633 2240 72.9 18
17 Brisbane Lions 22 4 18 0 1557 2306 67.5 16
18 Carlton 22 4 18 0 1525 2354 64.8 16
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b The round 14 match between Adelaide and Geelong was cancelled due to the death of Adelaide coach Phil Walsh, and both teams were awarded two premiership points each.

Awards

League awards

All-Australian team

Player Position Appearance
Named Alex Rance Full Back 2nd
Named Jack Riewoldt Centre Half-Forward 2nd
Named Brett Deledio Bench 2nd
Nominated Dustin Martin - -

Rising Star

Nominations:

Round Player Ref
1 Kamdyn McIntosh [11]
22 Ben Lennon [12]

22 Under 22 team

Player Position Appearance
Named Brandon Ellis Bench 3rd
Nominated Nick Vlastuin - -

Brownlow Medal tally

Main article: 2015 Brownlow Medal

Player 3 vote games 2 vote games 1 vote games Total votes Place
Dustin Martin 3 5 2 21 7th
Trent Cotchin 3 3 2 17 11th
Anthony Miles 3 0 0 9 35th
Alex Rance 1 2 1 8 40th
Brett Deledio 2 0 2 8 40th
Brandon Ellis 0 3 1 7 50th
Shane Edwards 1 1 1 6 63rd
Taylor Hunt 1 0 1 4 92nd
Ty Vickery 1 0 1 4 92nd
Jack Riewoldt 1 0 0 3 109th
Ivan Maric 0 1 1 3 109th
Bachar Houli 0 1 0 2 147th
Kamdyn McIntosh 0 1 0 2 147th
Total 16 17 12 94 -

Club awards

Jack Dyer Medal

Main article: Jack Dyer Medal

Position Player Votes Medal
1st Alex Rance 76 Jack Dyer Medal
2nd Dustin Martin 60 Jack Titus Medal
3rd Brett Deledio 54 Maurie Fleming Medal
4th Anthony Miles 50 Fred Swift Medal
5th Jack Riewoldt 48 Kevin Bartlett Medal
6th Trent Cotchin 47
6th Nick Vlastuin 47
8th Bachar Houli 46
9th Shaun Grigg 44
9th Dylan Grimes 44

[13]

Michael Roach Medal

Main article: List of Richmond Football Club leading goalkickers

Position Player Goals
1st Jack Riewoldt 54
2nd Ty Vickery 31
3rd Brett Deledio 27
4th Dustin Martin 24
5th Shaun Grigg 16

[14]

Reserves

For the second consecutive season, the Richmond Football club ran a stand-alone reserves team in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Richmond senior and rookie-listed players who were not selected to play in the AFL side were eligible to play for the team alongside a small squad of VFL-only listed players. The team finished 13th out of 15 participating clubs, with a record of five wins and thirteen losses.[15] Each of the club's nine home matches were played at the Punt Road Oval. Senior listed player Matt Dea won the Guanane Medal as the VFL side's best and fairest,[16] while another senior listed player Liam McBean was awarded the Jim 'Frosty' Miller Medal for the league's leading goalkicker.[17]

References

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  4. ^ Schmook, Nathan (2 November 2014). "It's official: Frawley joins the Hawks". Herald Sun. News Ltd. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
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  12. ^ Waterworth, Ben (31 August 2015). "Ben Lennon is the Rising Star nominee for Round 22". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Jack Dyer Medal 2015 - richmondfc.com.au". richmondfc.com.au. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  14. ^ "AFL Goalkickers for Season 2015". www.footywire.com. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Current Ladder". Fox Sports Pulse. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Dea top VFL Tiger". Richmond Football Club. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  17. ^ "McBean ties for 'Frosty' Miller Medal". Richmond Football Club. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2016.