Chris Newman of the Tigers runs with the ball during the round 12 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Adelaide Crows at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 15, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
Chris Newman of the Tigers runs with the ball during the round 12 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Adelaide Crows at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 15, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Michael Dodge / Getty Images

Newman hopes to finally play a grand final with Tigers

FORMER Richmond captain Chris Newman has played 224 games for the club - none of them in a final.

But with the Tigers in the top eight, and putting together a promising list, the 31-year-old hopes that will change this year - or next.

Newman was one of four players re-signed by the club yesterday, extending his contract until the end of 2014.

Jake King signed on for another year, Brandon Ellis for two more years, and exciting youngster Nick Vlastuin until the end of 2016.

Brisbane announced it had re-signed ruckman Matthew Leuenberger for two more seasons, and Dayne Zorko for a further three.


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