Cotchin steps down from Richmond captaincy

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Richmond is acceptable to person a caller skipper adjacent play aft three-time premiership skipper Trent Cotchin announced his volition to measurement down from the relation successful 2022.

Cotchin is Richmond's longest-serving captain, having held the relation since the 2013 season, and has played successful 188 of his 268 careers games arsenic the captain.

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The nine enjoyed tremendous occurrence nether the prima midfielder's leadership, breaking a 12-year finals drought successful his debut play arsenic skipper, earlier ending a achy 37-year premiership drought successful 2017, the archetypal of his 3 flags arsenic captain.

Now 31, Cotchin believes "it feels the close clip to measurement down" and volition proceed successful a cardinal on-field relation adjacent season.

Richmond reached the mountaintop connected 3 abstracted occasions nether Cotchin's captaincy (Getty)

"The nine has built a truly beardown enactment civilization implicit the past 5 years and we person immoderate fantabulous leaders astatine Richmond that volition flourish successful the captaincy role," Cotchin said successful a Richmond statement.

"It's an awesome accidental to proceed our doctrine of pushing enactment heavy done the organisation, and for maine to proceed to play a relation some on-field and off-field."

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Three-time Richmond premiership manager Damien Hardwick said Cotchin "will stay an incredibly important leader" for the Tigers adjacent season.

"He prides himself connected the improvement of our emerging leaders and helium volition undoubtedly stay committed to that and moving america backmost up the ladder adjacent season," Hardwick said.

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