Tigers duo pen new deals

22 February 2021 16:37:52 GMTPlus11

Richmond Tigers have secured the futures of Dylan Grimes and Dion Prestia, who have both penned long-term deals to stay with the club.

Grimes was already under contract for the 2021 AFL season, but will now stay until the end of 2023 at the very least, while Prestia will go through until the end of 2024.

Both players have won three premierships with the Tigers and Prestia could not hide his delight after news of his new deal was announced.

"Three more years added on to what was already in place for 2021, it's exciting times and I'm absolutely pumped to get another deal," Prestia told AFL.com.au.

"I was lucky enough to get five years when I left Gold Coast at the end of '16, and the time has absolutely flown. There's been some good times and to go again was an absolute no-brainer.

"It wasn't if, it was when, I was going to re-sign. I was always going to say yes straight away. Pumped to get it done before the season starts.

"We're very lucky with our situation at the moment and I couldn't see myself playing anywhere else."

Meanwhile Prestia says no-one at the club thinks they are done yet and they will be going all out to win their fourth premiership in the space of five years in 2021.

"It feels strange, three time premiership player, but I still think there's a few left in us, and my contract takes me to 32, I think, and over the next four years, we can definitely go again," Prestia added.

He also confirmed he will be ready for round one of the new season as he battles back from a hamstring injury.

The Tigers are priced at 7/2 to win the AFL grand final.

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