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Premiership Tiger calls time on four-club AFL career


Jacob Townsend has called time on his AFL career that featured a premiership and stints at four clubs.

The 28-year-old played all over the ground in his 62-game career, his renowned toughness allowing him to spend time in the midfield and in the forward line.

Townsend was originally a Giant and played in their inaugural AFL game, featuring in 28 games across four seasons.

He was then traded to the Tigers as a depth player and went on a five-game run that began in Round 22 of 2017, booting 16 goals in that stretch and winning a premiership at the club.

After two more seasons at Richmond, Townsend spent a season on Essendon’s list and a year at Gold Coast before hanging up the boots.

Townsend was delisted by the Suns after playing just two games. He’s now set to spend more time focusing on his carpentry work.

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