AS RICHMOND'S season opener rapidly approaches, AFL Media photogpraher Michael Willson joined a selection of Tigers in the gym for a strength training session.
Brett Deledio, Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt and Shane Edwards were among the players captured in a photo session that shows the Tigers like you rarely see them.
All pictures by Michael Willson, AFL Media.
Brett Deledio with a lazy 150kg on his shoulders.
Chris Yarran and Jacob Townsend perform a delicate balancing act.
Alex Rance shows the strain.
Kamdyn McIntosh and Alex Rance in a reflective moment.
Tigers captured in light and shade at the ME Bank Centre.
Deledio gives his core a workout.
Alex Rance stretches out during the strength training session.
Jack Riewoldt puts his all into the session.
A sweaty Sam Lloyd takes a moment to catch his breath.
Nick Vlastuin shows off his juggling skills.
Deledio continues his full-body workout.
Shane Edwards gives his tender left shoulder some exercise.
Ben Griffiths keeps his focus with a heavy load.
Shaun Hampson puts in the hard yards on the treadmill.