Riewoldt agrees to new Richmond deal

Riewoldt agrees to new Richmond deal

Richmond Tigers vice-captain Jack Riewoldt has agreed to a new deal with the AFL club.

Riewoldt revealed the news that he would be playing his 16th season of AFL footy during a live interview on Fox Sports.

“I actually haven’t signed a bit of paper but I’ve formally agreed to hang around for another year,” he said.

Jack Riewoldt celebrates a win with Tigers teammates (Getty)

“I’m super excited obviously. I’ve actually never gone into the last year of a contract – we’ve always sort of renegotiated with a year to go.

“It played on my mind a bit early on – obviously last year I didn’t have as good a year as I would’ve liked.

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“This year I feel like I’ve played good footy and been able to keep myself in really good condition and I think my football is doing the talking for me at the moment.

“Rapt to be onboard and back at Tigerland next year.”

The one-year contract extension ends speculation about his playing future for now, but at 32 the Tigers star’s career is clearly winding down.

Riewoldt has had an impressive season with 34 goals already this year, surpassing his whole 2020 season total.

During his time at the club, Riewoldt has helped them win three Premierships (2017, 2019, 2020).

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