Richmond hammer Gold Coast in share boosting victory

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Discuss shortly turned to subsequent week’s opposition as Richmond thrashed Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium – and that was simply at halftime.

The Tigers clinched a percentage-boosting 92-point AFL win over the Suns, icing the consequence by main 16.7 (103) to three.1 (19) in an astonishing first half.

Sixth positioned Richmond then defied Saturday’s moist situations to cruise to a 23.12 (150) to 9.four (58) victory – their second straight win.

The Tigers’ Brandon Ellis spoke to Fox Sports activities about their a lot wanted share increase and forged his thoughts in the direction of subsequent week’s opponent Larger Western Sydney as he walked off the sphere – at halftime.

Richmond would have been forgiven for pondering they had been already over the road after romping to an 84-point half-time lead in entrance of 16,031 followers.

It was the Tigers’ third-highest half-time rating, simply in need of their document 17.9 (111) towards North Melbourne in 1931.

The 84-point deficit was Richmond’s second-biggest half-time lead, boosting their share from 95.three to 102.four in simply two quarters.

It additionally marked the primary time in seven years that an AFL workforce had racked up 100 factors in a half.

Ultimately Richmond (9-6) boosted their share to 103.

Remarkably the Tigers had began the match with a share of 95.three – the worst of any workforce inside the highest 13.

Richmond will now be ideally positioned to show house and make a critical finals run, with their subsequent seven video games on the MCG.

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The Metricon Stadium thumping marked Gold Coast’s 11th straight loss.

No less than the Suns didn’t endure their worst half-time scoreline on Saturday – that was 1.three (9) towards Adelaide in spherical 5.

Richmond sounded their intentions after they kicked the primary 5 targets from simply six inside-50 entries.

They cruised to a 9.2 (56) to 2.1 (13) lead on the first break – their greatest first time period of the yr, eclipsing 5.four towards Carlton in spherical one.

In some way it received worse for the Suns, dropping Will Powell to a proper knee damage late within the opening time period.

For the Tigers, Jason Castagna kicked 5 targets and had 10 marks and 18 touches. Former Suns skipper Tom Lynch kicked three targets, as did Kane Lambert.


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