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Aussie Rules: Tigers name co-captains

Richmond Tigers have opted to go with co-captains for the first time in their history with Dylan Grimes and Toby Nankervis set to lead the club in the 2022 AFL campaign.

The Tigers are priced at 10/1 to win the AFL grand final and believe that the co-captains have what it takes to help bring even more success to the club.

Cotchin steps down

Trent Cotchin had been skipper from the start of the 2013 season and helped guide the Tigers to three premierships in four seasons before deciding to step aside at the end of last season.

Richmond have taken their time with the decision over who should replace him and many will be surprised to see them go with co-captains.

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Grimes was in the frame to take the role on his own but the appointment of Nankervis alongside him has come out of the blue.

Both players have been hugely influential during the club's golden era and coach Damien Hardwick is delighted with the double appointment.

Hardwick delight

"Dylan and Toby play football the way we think it should be played. They are tough, uncompromising, and team orientated," Hardwick revealed.

"It is fair to say we entered this decision expecting to end up with one captain, but it became clear to us after an exhaustive process that we had two fine leaders ready to represent and lead our football club.

"One thing we do value is the process itself and it's wonderful to be able to recognise these two fine young men. We are incredibly excited to see them lead us in 2022."

The Tigers have also said they will name the rest of their leadership group later this week.

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