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Tigers lock away first-year revelation and young gun mid

Shaw secures top job, scans for Stack, Crow returns Nat Edwards with all the latest footy news

THE GOOD news continues at Tigerland with the club locking away their impressive first-year players Sydney Stack and Jack Ross on two-year contract extensions.

As revealed by AFL.com.au in June, teenage sensation Stack is now committed to Richmond until 2021 while midfielder Ross has signed on until 2022.

Stack, a West Australian who earned a chance at Punt Road during the new pre-season Supplemental Selection Period, has made a huge impact since making his debut in the round three loss to Greater Western Sydney.

 

The 19-year-old has played all 16 games since and has shown enormous potential in a variety of roles to leap into contention for the NAB AFL Rising Star award.

Strong midfielder Ross, the No. 43 pick in last year's NAB AFL Draft, got his first taste of AFL football in the round four win over Port Adelaide and held his spot until being grounded by a syndesmosis injury in round eight. He is expected to return to the VFL at the weekend.

"Jack and Sydney have made a great start to their AFL careers, they're talented young players and we love having them at our football club," Richmond list manager Blair Hartley said.

 

"They're both very hard working and eager to learn, and we're excited about their development and contribution to the club over the next few years."