Shane Tuck Death | Obituary – Former professional Australian rules footballer Shane Tuck sadly passed away at the age of 38, 173 games for Richmond. Not many reach that number and had a genuinely good career.
Shane Tuck is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League. Tuck originally played for Gippsland Football League club Drouin before moving to the Dandenong Stingrays in the elite junior TAC Cup.
Tuck played for SANFL club West Adelaide in 2003 before being drafted at number 73 at the AFL Draft by Richmond. Tuck debuted in 2004 but did not impress in his opportunities and at the end of the season, his AFL future was in question, with the last place on the senior list up for grabs between himself and Tim Fleming. It was due only to the fact Tuck was the son of Michael Tuck, who himself had been a relatively late-bloomer that he was considered ‘worth the punt’ and retained.
In 2005, Tuck had a stellar season and played all 22 games Richmond was involved in. In Round 9 against Brisbane, he signaled his amazing transformation by producing a match-winning 31 disposal performance. He became one of the AFL’s premier midfielders and won Richmond’s best clubman award, as well as finishing third in the Best and Fairest.
Tuck played 104 consecutive games between round 1, 2005, and round 16, 2009, and finished his AFL career with 173 games.
He currently plays for the Goodwood Saints Football Club in the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL).
Tuck debuted in boxing on 11 November 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, being knocked out in the 4th round from an uppercut to the chin by Lucas Miller. Tuck was also stretchered from the ring.
Tuck died on 20 July 2020.
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Tuck’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.
Horrible news on ex-Tiger Shane Tuck’s passing. 38 years old. 173 games for Richmond. Not many reach that number and had a genuinely good career. RIP
— Marc McGowan (@ByMarcMcGowan) July 20, 2020