Raw off-field honesty sessions led to Richmond’s ultimate on-field AFL success, premiership star Bachar Houli says.
Houli has revealed every Richmond player poured their hearts out to teammates during the season.
The backman, who was among Richmond’s best players in their grand final triumph against Adelaide on Saturday, credited the sessions for leading to the premiership.
Houli said each player was asked to talk about three personal topics.
“Your hardship, your heroes of your life, and your highlight of your life as well,” he told Channel Seven’s Game Day program on Sunday.
“It was very, very emotional for a lot of the players.
“It was hard for every player to get up and speak about those three key things … it’s very, very courageous to stand up in front of the playing group.”
Houli said the honesty sessions created a stronger bond between players.