St Kilda Must Learn to Win Without Nick Riewoldt and Leigh Montagna

St Kilda great Nick Riewoldt announced his retirement on Monday and he will play on for the remainder of the 2017 AFL season before hanging up his boots for good.

The 34-year-old has played 333 AFL games for the Saints and he has kicked 714 goals since making his debut in 2001, often playing in a starring role at centre half-forward but also capable of performing in a different number of roles under current coach Alan Richardson.

Since Richardson become the St Kilda coach in 2014, there has been a strong reliance on Riewoldt as well as fellow veteran Leigh Montagna, who is yet to announce his retirement but could make a decision on his future depending on the Saints making the finals or not.

In addition to paying tribute to Riewoldt's illustrious career, I made a video about my thoughts on the post-Riewoldt St Kilda.