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Swans duo face fitness test

Sydney Swans duo Ted Richards and Tom Papley will undergo fitness tests later this week in a bid to line up against North Melbourne on Friday night.

4:37pm  May 24, 2016

Wait and see on Richards

A decision on the fitness of veteran defender Ted Richards will be made later in the week as he recovers from concussion.

11:15am  May 23, 2016

Richards returns

The Sydney Swans’ defensive stocks have been bolstered with the addition of Ted Richards for Saturday’s encounter with Richmond.

6:20pm  May 12, 2016

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Ted
Richards

Height
193 cm
DOB
11-01-1983
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2002
Games
261
Goals
34
TedRichards

Player Bio

The evergreen defender enjoyed a solid 2015 season, in which he played his 200th game for the Swans and 250th overall. Signed on for the 2016 season that looks most likely to be his last, but is still the club’s most reliable tall defender despite often playing on much bigger opponents. The emergence of his brother Xavier and the arrival of Michael Talia from the Bulldogs will make sure there is more competition for spots in the defence and will also allow Richards the luxury of taking on fewer of the League’s monster forwards.

Previous AFL club: Essendon (2002-05: 33 games, 19 goals).

Draft history: 2000 National AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Essendon) No. 27 overall traded by West Coast for Michael Prior; 2005 NAB AFL Draft traded by Essendon for No. 19 (Courtenay Dempsey) and No. 51 (Sam Lonergan).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 261
    • Kicks 6.9
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 12.6
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 51.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 10, 2012
Handballs 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2010
Disposals 25 West Coast Eagles Rd 8, 2009
Marks 14 Richmond Rd 6, 2009
Hit-outs 9 Richmond Rd 16, 2006
Tackles 6 Richmond Rd 12, 2011
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2004
AFL Fantasy 117 Richmond Rd 6, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Debut – round 2, 2002 (Essendon v Richmond)

Club Debut – round 1, 2006 (Sydney Swans v Essendon)

50 games – round 19, 2006 (Sydney Swans v Melbourne)

100 games – round 21, 2008 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

150 games – round 20, 2011 (Sydney Swans v Essendon)

200 games - round 20, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

 

Awards

AFL Awards

All-Australian
2012

Premiership side
2012

Club Awards

Most Improved
2007

Best Clubman
2010

Brownlow Medal

2013 votes 3; career votes 7.