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Family first for Tigers: Rioli and Yarran return home

Day of bad news and sad news Matt Thompson with Tuesday Footy Feed

RICHMOND draftee Daniel Rioli and injured recruit Chris Yarran will return to their home states this week to attend to family matters, the club has confirmed.

Rioli has travelled to the Northern Territory to be with an ill family member.

He is expected to be available to face Fremantle in Saturday night's clash at Domain Stadium.

The Tigers said they would confirm his availability later in the week, however, and the 19-year-old's family was his priority.

Yarran, who is battling to recover from foot surgery earlier this season, has travelled to Western Australia for family reasons.

He is expected to return to the club next week.