Bachar Houli, the Tigers’ run-and-carry man extraordinaire, hits 200 games


Artwork: Kate Birrell

 

 

Richmond defender Bachar Houli reaches the 200-game milestone when the Tigers confront the Magpies at the ‘G’ tomorrow night. At age 31, Houli is the oldest player on the Richmond list but plays with an energy and dynamism that suggests that he’ll be around for quite a while yet.

 

His clever reading of the play, rebound, silky skills, run-and-carry and accurate disposal are features of his game.

 

Houli made his debut back in 2007 after being picked up in the 3rd round of the 2006 AFL Draft (No. 42 overall). After 26 games with the Dons, he entered the 2011 NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft where Richmond selected him in the first round (No. 3 overall).

 

His highest playing honour has been as part of Richmond’s 2017 premiership team when he was close to being the best player on the ground.

 

Congrats, Bachar, from all at the Almanac!

 

 

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