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AFL Teams: St Kilda stars set for Richmond showdown despite injury concerns St Kilda is confident stars Zak Jones and Rowan Marshall will be fit to face Richmond with the pair named in the club’s 22 for Thursday night’s blockbuster. The pair had been in doubt leading into Wednesday’s team announcement with Jones on light duties and Marshall hurting his plantar fascia against West Coast. However, Brett Ratten has named an unchanged side with Luke Dunstan and Paul Hunter waiting in the wings if either are unfit to play.Small forward Daniel Rioli comes into the 22 after being the club’s medical substitute in the last round, while wingman Kamdyn McIntosh returns after his mandatory concussion break. There is the potential for a debutant with Hugo Ralphsmith and Maurice Rioli Jnr among Richmond’s four emergencies, with the Tigers to officially announce their sub one hour before Thursday’s match Almost four years ago, a side that has since proven near-invincible was humbled. In fact, 'humbled' might be too light a word to describe the hiding it receiving from a rampant St Kilda outfit underneath the roof at Docklands back in 2017. The Saints kicked 15 of the game's first 16 goals that Saturday night and led by a staggering 82 points at half-time, holding the Tigers to a meagre score of just 1.4 (10) at the main break. A truly remarkable second quarter performance did the bulk of the damage for St Kilda. It kicked 9.5 (59) to Richmond's 0.1 (1) in that second term, creating a buffer that would eventually balloon to 95 points late in the third quarter. For all money, a rare triple-figure margi It seems crazy to think about now, but just 84 days later Richmond would be premiers. Just over three years later, the Tigers would be celebrating their third premiership in four seasons at the Gabba. What's even more surreal is that the club's playing list – and the 22 from that seemingly fateful night – hasn't really changed much in the aftermath. The Tigers and coach Damien Hardwick stuck fat, and his group has repaid the faith. Of the 22 to play that night, 18 have since become premiership players. Taylor Hunt, Sam Lloyd, Connor Menadue and Tyson Stengle were the only ones omitted from that team for future Grand Final appearances. What's more, 15 of the 22 have become multiple premiership players and 14 remain on the club's list. The aforementioned four players have since departed, Dan Butler and Brandon Ellis have moved to rival clubs, while Shaun Grigg and Alex Rance have retired. But everyone else is still there. And, for the most part, everyone else will be running out for the Tigers ahead of their Thursday night clash with the same opponents at Marvel Stadium this week. All three of the club's best and fairest winners from their three premiership years – Dustin Martin (2017), Dion Prestia (2019) and Jayden Short (2020) – all featured in that devastating loss. Triple-premiership players like Martin and Prestia, as well as David Astbury, Jason Castagna, Trent Cotchin, Shane Edwards, Dylan Grimes, Kane Lambert, Toby Nankervis, Jack Riewoldt and Daniel Rioli all played.