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Rookie set to pen new deal at Tigerland

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YOUNG Richmond forward Liam Baker will be retained as a rookie on the Tigers' list in 2019 after an impressive debut season. 

It is understood the 20-year-old West Australian has agreed to terms for a second year as a rookie following his promising introduction to AFL football. 

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He was one of three Richmond debutants in 2018, along with Jack Higgins and Ryan Garthwaite, after he broke through for his first game in round 19. 

He played three AFL games in total and averaged more than four scoring involvements across them before he returned to the VFL where he was played as both a genuine forward and in midfield roles throughout the season. 

A one-match VFL suspension ruled him out of the AFL side's first final against Hawthorn and the VFL semi-final against Essendon. 

But he has continued to train with the extended squad in the hope of an unlikely call-up given the strong health of the AFL team's list. 

His re-signing follows on from last week's triple hit of recommitments from young defender Oleg Markov and veteran pair Bachar Houli and Shaun Grigg.