Tigers in the News Grigg calls time

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Foundation Member
Site Immortal
Jul 17, 2003
Richmond premiership player, Shaun Grigg has announced his retirement from AFL, effective immediately.

Grigg finishes his career as a 2017 premiership player and Richmond Life Member, having played 214 AFL games, kicked 96 goals - and had 148 hit outs - with both Richmond and Carlton.

The 31-year-old midfielder played 43 games for Carlton (2007 - 2010) before crossing over to the Tigers, where he went on to play 171 games in the Yellow and Black.

Grigg’s versatility saw him re-invent himself as a pinch-hitting ruckman, providing a reliable ruck option for the Tigers in the Club’s premiership year.

Recent knee and hip injuries have prevented Grigg from playing in season 2019.

“It’s been amazing to play 13 seasons of league football with two great clubs,” Grigg said.

“I’ve loved my football journey, and feel incredibly grateful for the opportunity to play this great game.

“Although it’s difficult to make the decision to call time on my own career, it may give the Club a chance to provide someone else an opportunity.”

Richmond General Manager – Football, Neil Balme said Grigg has been a class-act throughout his career.

“Shaun has been a wonderful contributor to our football club on and off the field,” he said.

“We’ve loved the way he’s gone about his football – always bringing a team-first attitude to the roles we’ve asked him to play.

“He brings a lot of fun to the Club, and has built great connections to his teammates, staff and coaches, and we will miss him.

“We wish Shaun, his wife Sarah, and their two boys Sonny and Spencer all the best in their next chapter, and they’ll always be part of the Richmond family.”

Grigg will continue to work closely with the club both on and off-field as he prepares for the next chapter in the AFL industry.



Site Immortal
Jun 9, 2008
The hit outs stat made me laugh.

What a wonderful servant of our footy club!!!
I’ll always remember his set shot in the 3rd quarter of the GF.
On ya Grigga!


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Assistant Coach
Sep 21, 2008
Fantastic club man who has got the most out of himself. Great footy brain
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Listed Player
Aug 8, 2016
Really important to the club's rebuild after decades of failure. One of the few ex-Carlton players I've ever had any time for.
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Site Immortal
Jun 1, 2005
Will miss his input. He was a reliable player.

However will not miss his helicopter kicks into the forward 50m

Hopefully he joins the coaching ranks.


Listed Player
Sep 18, 2008
I remember Grigg playing u18's in the tac cup,and he was a strong inside mid type ,and it was a strong Ballarat rebels team that year with the Brown brothers,and Frawley and a couple of other's ,and l was thinking l hope he get's drafted to Richmond ,he didn't ,but l was happy when we got him in the trade period.
The amazing thing to me,was how many games we got out of him,he was so injury prone at the Blues .

He certainly gave his all,and leaves the game a premiership player,and a great warrior of the club,will be interesting to see if he takes up a position at the club,be it in coaching or off field.
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