[43] Lloyd did not earn an AFL recall that week and would instead have to wait until round 20 to play again at the top level. To think 12 months down the track we are playing off in a grand final together, you definitely wouldn't have expected it. "Josh wasn't even thinking about moving. He took in US football in Pittsburgh and Alabama last year and tuned in to the AFL grand final from a New York hotel. Prestia grew up playing with West Lalor in the Diamond Valley Football League. … [15] He went on to play in every one of the remaining games that season, finishing with a total of 35 goals from 22 games. [3], In 2012 Lloyd played club football at Mt Eliza, then VFL football at the Bendigo Football Club. [19], Updated: 15 March 2017Source(s): Playing list, Coaching staff, Players celebrating on stage after winning the, List of Richmond Football Club leading goalkickers, "Tiger inks his name as latest Rising Star", "Tiger Rising Star has last laugh after 'stitch up, "Dusty's brilliant back-to-back Jack win", "Jacob Townsend takes out J.J. Liston Trophy as VFL's best and fairest player", Official Site of the Australian Football League, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2017_Richmond_Football_Club_season&oldid=963345294, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 June 2020, at 08:57. Their progress continued, representing Victoria together at under-16 and under-18 levels. Lloyd was traded to the Western Bulldogs in the second week of the trade period in exchange for the club's fourth round draft selection. Dion Prestia: 0 2 1 5 77th Josh Caddy: 1 0 0 3 106th Kane Lambert: 0 1 0 2 132nd Toby Nankervis: 0 1 0 2 132nd Jacob Townsend: 0 0 1 1 162nd Bachar Houli: 0 0 1 1 162nd Brandon Ellis: 0 0 1 1 162nd Total: … Fears that Prestia had aggravated his ankle on the eve of the finals quickly spread across town. 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. Despite his string of form, Lloyd was unceremoniously dropped from the club's side to play North Melbourne in a first round elimination final. "That was a great thing.

Now it's not a full-tag role, just make them more accountable. [10] Lloyd was again omitted for a final time late in the season after three consecutive matches at AFL level. They probably haven't dropped out of the top four all year. One of these goals he kicked after the final siren, winning the Tigers the match against Sydney by one point. Richmond's Dion Prestia can't believe his luck. The 2017 season was the 110th season in which the Richmond Football Club participated in the VFL/AFL. It's one of the biggest clubs in Melbourne. [36][37] In his next match, round 8 against North Melbourne, Lloyd was named among Richmond's best while recording career-highs in disposals (24), contested possessions (13) and clearances (4). Footy is back and week 2 of the JLT Community Series proved to be an exciting and eventful one for AFL fans. He previously played 57 matches with Richmond over five years at the club. The deal was done in exchange for pick No.6 – a mistake, declared declared Port Adelaide's Kane Cornes at the time – and a second-round selection this year. [47] At VFL level he helped the club secure the league's minor premiership, before sitting out the finals series' first match as a carryover emergency for the club's forthcoming AFL qualifying final against Hawthorn. Lloyd was ultimately dropped in round 6 however, after playing five straight matches in the club's AFL side. They placed runners up after losing 11.8 (74) to 10.10 (70) to Port Melbourne.
Caddy left the Suns first, traded to Geelong in 2012. [8], He made his AFL debut in round 4, 2014 against Collingwood at the MCG. [21][22] He recorded 35 disposals, 10 tackles, nine clearances and a goal and received the Norm Goss Memorial Medal as the best on ground despite his side losing the match. He was a touch envious recently when former Suns teammates were at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL club he supports. [3][59], Lloyd is a co-founder of Mood Swing, a community organisation that raises funds and awareness for suicide prevention and mental illness treatment. They have got some great players who have stepped up this year. It's crazy how our journeys have been so similar but different and now we have ended up at Richmond in such a crazy and great year. Great mates Dion Prestia, Josh Caddy ready for Richmond Tigers grand final. Lloyd was raised in the New South Wales country town of Deniliquin by father Bill and mother Prue. Jack's preference won out by a tie-breaking coin toss and Sam never played a soccer match thereafter. [11] He was again dropped in round 17, this time following his 50th career AFL match played the previous week against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium. Updated: 12 May 2017Source(s): Playing list, Coaching staff. It's a totally different environment coming to Richmond. He was still contracted at Geelong. [52] Despite his return, the club would endure a second straight VFL finals loss that saw them knocked out of the finals series and ending their season. 29 jumper, previously worn by Gary Ablett, Jr., who … [3], Outside of football Lloyd has studied courses in construction management and carpentry. [11], Lloyd was again selected to play in the club's round 1 opener against Carlton in 2016. "One of my strengths is my defensive running and getting back to help the defenders out. He previously played 57 matches with Richmond over five years at … [29][30] He was in contention to replace the injured Dion Prestia in round 1's side, but lost out, instead playing his first AFL match of the season in round 3. He does not have full movement in the ankle but it hasn't stopped him from being constructive in the midfield, either offensively or in a run-with role, the latter he did well in the second half on Josh Kelly on Saturday night. "Obviously, we (Tigers) have a lot of members and people involved in the club. Guthrie was drafted with the 23rd selection in the 2010 AFL Draft after playing for the Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup.He was allocated the No. [9][7] Lloyd played the next four consecutive matches at AFL level, recording an average of one goal and 12 disposals per match.

This could lead to a role on Saturday, although that may depend on whether a Matt or Brad Couch or Rory Sloane "get off the leash".
It's kind of come naturally to me to be able to find an opponent and work off them offensively.". He finished the year having played eight matches and kicking a total of 10 goals, including three bags of three in a match. Ricky John Henderson (born 11 September 1988) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Adelaide Football Club and the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). The Tigers, having shown interest in Prestia for up to two years, emerged as a great option. Then Caddy, surprisingly, came aboard, despite being under contract with the Cats. The advantage off field that the Gold Coast have is that you don't get a lot of media attention.

Saturday third AFL Round 16 match is between Richmond Tigers and Gold Coast Suns with the game to be played at Cazaly Stadium. "We were just talking, as we do at home, about where we 12 months ago – it's just crazy to think where we have come. He was dropped ahead of the club's round 10 clash with Greater Western Sydney however and would not return to the club's senior side until round 17. [24], Lloyd playing for Richmond in August 2018, Early life, junior football and state-league football, "AFL: Tiger Sam Lloyd chose footy with the flip of a coin", "Sam Lloyd's journey from the Rams to Richmond", "Frankston VFL forward Sam Lloyd has landed at Richmond", "Hardwick slams 'diabolical' umpiring decision late in heartbreaking loss", "Richmond beats Sydney by one point as Sam Lloyd kicks winning goal after the siren", "AFL Round 2 teams: Full line-ups and the best SuperCoach advice", "Lloyd looks for midfield switch as hungry Tigers pounce into 2018", "Tigers aim to bare claws in AFL after loss", "Sam Lloyd puts hand up to possibly replace Trent Cotchin for Richmond in grand final", "Port Melbourne wins VFL premiership as Ben Lennon misses kick after final siren", "Richmond, Fremantle rebuff three-way deal involving Bulldog Jake Stringer", "Sam Lloyd is using the hurt of missing out on Richmond's premiership as motivation in 2018", "JLT squads: Tigers load up, Daw shut out", "Richmond sweat on fitness of premiership stars for opening round", "LATEST HAWKS TV Mitch Lewis set to debut 1:25pm May 18, 2018 Steph Carroll: 'Great sense of pride' 10:32am May 18, 2018 Doc's Inside 50 with Nashy 7:00pm May 17, 2018 VFLW Team Update R3 6:36pm May 17, 2018 Opposition analysis: Round 3", "Hardwick unpopular at home after dropping a young Tiger on the rise", "Round 7 AFL teams: Gary Ablett held back, James Sicily returns from suspension, plus SuperCoach advice", "Final teams: North Melbourne v Richmond", "Match report: Tigers hold off brave Kangaroos", "AFL teams: Hawks make two changes for Eagles clash", "AFL round 22 teams: Five changes for Melbourne", "Star trio to bolster Richmond's September preparation", "VFL Tigers tame Dolphins to claim minor premiership", "Flag Tiger misses training ahead of final", "State leagues report card: The players pushing for AFL finals selection at your club", "Balme urges AFL and VFL to 'talk' on scheduling", "Axed Tiger shines in heartbreaking VFL loss", "AFL Trade Whispers: Western Australia clubs eye Marcus Adams, Ross Lyon meets with Dockers star", "Trade TV: Updates on Dylan Shiel, Chad Wingard, Alex Fasolo, Reece Conca and more", "Tiger Sam Lloyd set to join Western Bulldogs", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sam_Lloyd_(footballer)&oldid=982240032, Australian rules footballers from New South Wales, People educated at Geelong Grammar School, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 6 October 2020, at 23:30. "It can't get any different in AFL worlds, comparing Gold Coast to here. [1] He was recruited from state-league football as a mature-age player in 2013. [24] Contract speculation surrounded Lloyd in the off-season that followed, with his manager confirming he had attracted some interest from other clubs. Jon Pierik is cricket writer for The Age. I had decided on Richmond but didn't really know whether I was going to get here or not through a trade," Prestia said. Richmond's Dion Prestia can't believe his luck.Credit:AAP.

[11], A strong pre-season ahead of 2015 saw Lloyd join Richmond's round 1 side to take on Carlton. [23] He was the first person in the 35-year history of the award to win the medal from a losing side. [39] He was immediately prodigious at that level, kicking four goals and gathering 33 disposals in his first match back along with two goals and 31 disposals the following week. [16][17], In 2017 Lloyd would begin the season in Richmond's best-22, before a ten disposal outing saw him dropped from the club's round 2 side. [40][41] In early June Lloyd was charged with and accepted a one-match suspension from the VFL's match review panel after engaging in rough conduct against Williamstown player Lachlan Schultz. [25] While media reports linked Lloyd to a move to Geelong, these ultimately went unfounded and Lloyd remained with Richmond at the end of the trade period. Dion Prestia and Josh Caddy have experienced much as friends, teammates and opponents. [53] Lloyd finished the year having played seven matches at AFL level, while playing a further 11 with the club's reserves side in the VFL. It's great we can do this together after going through juniors together and, obviously, being drafted to Gold Coast together and living together up there.

[14] He finished 2015 having managed 13 goals from 12 games played at AFL level. Prestia, the youngest of three children and wanting to return home, followed last year.