Richmond’s chances of registering a fourth flag in five years appear over. But a few tough yet shrewd list calls in the coming months could extend its time near the top of the AFL mountain.
The Tigers’ finals hopes are now, essentially, in tatters following Friday night’s 39-point loss to the Giants. They now have to rely on a highly unlikely series of results to go their way to keep their September hopes alive.
But St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt, who’s remained a staunch believer in the Tigers’ ability during their recent form slump, said Friday night’s performance was the end of Richmond’s three-peat hopes.
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“The moment has finally arrived,” Riewoldt told Fox Footy post-game. “We’ve been waiting, we’ve been wondering … that is as spiritless a performance…