Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

'We're Ready for Blues'; Riewoldt Raring to Go for Opener

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

'We're Ready for Blues'; Riewoldt Raring to Go for Opener

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AFL: Star Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt said he is "100% ready to go" for the Tigers round one clash with Carlton on Thursday to kick off the AFL season.

Riewoldt (pictured) rolled his ankle against Collingwood in the final JLT Series clash last week but said there was no real damage and he would be ready to face the Blues at the MCG.

"It's good as gold, I could've gone back on, it was more of a scare than an actual issue," Riewoldt said.

"It was the ankle that I had reconstructed over the break but I'm fit and firing.

"It's probably more mental than anything. I was a little bit worried there for a bit but I'm 100% ready to go."

Defender Alex Rance also sent a scare through the Tigers' camp but said he was right after managing some hamstring soreness.

Rance played all of the game against Collingwood last week and said it had been good for his overall fitness ahead of the season opener.

"I was pretty cooked. It was a pretty hot day and I probably needed the run because I'd only played half a game the week before," Rance said. …

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