Why Shai Bolton may be Richmond’s most important player in their push to make finals return

Shai Bolton's kicks and handballs map in the 2022 season.

Sometimes words and numbers do not accurately articulate the spectacular nature of the game of Australian football.

There are instances where words fail to surmise the enormity of the acts being performed.


Shai Bolton’s leap in the above clip is a mark — a contested mark. The stats caller would mark it down on their sheet, similarly to the other 4,759 marks taken in 2021. Of course, it is far more than that.

Author: Ivan Robinson