Richmond are the eighth team in the AFL finals chasing pack but there is arguably no hunter with a more fearsome bite.
The Tigers’ forward line, spearheaded by Tom Lynch, showed it was the most potent and multi-pronged in the league in a dramatic late-season surge into the eight.
Now it appears certain to determine whether the 2017, 2019 and 2020 premiers overcome their cut-throat elimination final against Brisbane on Thursday night – and if they kick on beyond that.
The first cab off the rank is powerful key forward Lynch, who finished second in the Coleman Medal but whose aerial ability and presence is matched by few in the competition.
Lynch has booted 60 goals in 18 games, including 21 in the past month, and has overcome a groin soreness scare to prove his fitness for the Gabba.
“It’s just amazing seeing him fly at the footy,” teammate Jayden Short told AAP.