Richmond has won four straight games for the first time in two years, winning 11.14 (80) to 7.6 (48) and solidifying its spot in the top eight against an Essendon side that, while improved, remains off the pace in 2022,
The Bombers looked far more desperate than last week’s meek showing against Sydney, but were ultimately defeated by a Tigers side that continues to build momentum after a sluggish start to the year.
Richmond next faces Sydney in a Friday night blockbuster, while Essendon travels to South Australia to face Port Adelaide.
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There were no late changes for either side. Jake Aarts (Richmond) and Tex Wanganeen (Adelaide) were named the medical substitutes.
Essendon looked to be switched on early, but Richmond still managed to get some…