JOSH Caddy headlines three axed Tigers for Monday night's match against his former side Gold Coast at the Gabba.

Captain Trent Cotchin is back for Richmond after being rested from Saturday's loss to Port Adelaide, following a four-game absence earlier in the season with a hamstring setback. 

Another premiership player, Jack Graham – after twice being dropped this season – and Oleg Markov round out the Tigers' inclusions. 

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Derek Eggmolesse-Smith and Jackson Ross also lost their spots, with Caddy paying the price for a lean run of form and possibly also a major indiscretion last week that cost Richmond a goal at the weekend. 

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The Suns also made three changes, recalling Alex Sexton and Nick Holman one week after they were demoted, as well as Caleb Graham. 

However, experienced pair David Swallow and Jarrod Harbrow were managed – but will face Carlton in Darwin on Friday night – and Sean Lemmens was dropped. 

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The Tigers are still missing Dion Prestia (ankle), David Astbury (knee), Shane Edwards (personal), Toby Nankervis (ankle) and Bachar Houli (personal) from their best team. 

Houli has served his two-week quarantine period and will be back for next week's Dreamtime in Darwin match-up with Essendon, while Nankervis could also be available.

Monday, August 17

Richmond v Gold Coast, Gabba, 7.10pm AEST

In: O.Markov, J.Graham, T.Cotchin
Out: J.Caddy (omitted), D.Eggmolesse-Smith (omitted), J.Ross (omitted)

C.Graham, A.Sexton, N.Holman
J.Harbrow (managed), S.Lemmens (omitted), D.Swallow (managed)