Richmonds 2017 AFL season is off to a  bright start with the Tigers too good for the Blues at the MCG last night.

With off season recruits Dion Prestia and Josh Caddy creating plenty of opportunities, Dustin Martin starred  for the Tigers with four goals  in the 43 point win.

Richmond coach Damian Hardwick (pictured) says in particular, he was pleased with the way his sides defensive pressure created scoring opportunities, an area in which the Tigers have struggled in recent seasons.