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Premiership Tiger dropped for match against Swans

Richmond have dropped triple-premiership small forward Daniel Rioli for Saturday’s clash against Sydney.

Rioli, who had seven disposals and kicked 0.4 against Hawthorn last week, makes way for Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, who hasn’t played since round 11, 2020.

Daniel Rioli has been dropped for Richmond’s round 3 match against Sydney.

Daniel Rioli has been dropped for Richmond’s round 3 match against Sydney.Credit:Getty Images

The Swans have rested Lance Franklin after his long-awaited return to the AFL side last week. Hayden McLean takes his place.

Jason Castagna will play his 100th game for the Tigers, with Shai Bolton playing game 50.

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Meanwhile, Essendon have swung five changes as they look to claim their first match points of the season against St Kilda.

Jake Stringer headlines five ins for the Bombers, which include Alec Waterman, Archie Perkins, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher and Matt Guelfi.

Perkins and Waterman make their debuts for the winless Bombers.

Dylan Shiel (knee), Jye Caldwell (hamstring) and Sam Draper (ankle) were all injured in last week’s loss to Port Adelaide, while Martin Gleeson and Ned Cahill have been dropped.

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