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AFL Richmond v Gold Coast: Scores and news out of the Round 15 clash between the Tigers and Suns


Richmond’s three-peat dream is in tatters.

In the clearest indication but that the Tigers’ dynasty has come to an finish, Damien Hardwick’s aspect reached the nadir of their current golden run on Thursday night time – slumping to an embarrassing 10-point defeat to Gold Coast. Damningly for the Tigers, the margin would’ve been greater had the Suns not missed a bunch of easy photographs on objective.


The Karmichael Hunt debacle of 2012 would possibly’ve been the low level of Hardwick’s 12-year reign at Richmond, however their one-time bogey workforce returned to hang-out them at Marvel Stadium with a vengeance, delivering a hammer blow which may see them drop out of the high eight this week.


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Camera IconThe Suns put the clamps on Dusty and the Tigers. Michael Klein Credit: News Corp Australia

Just whenever you thought Richmond couldn’t sink any decrease after registering their lowest rating in 60 years in opposition to the battling Saints final week, the reigning back-to-back premiers ‘outdid’ themselves with a timid, listless and meek efficiency, as they failed to beat the bottom-three Suns who misplaced to picket spoon favourites North Melbourne final week.

Richmond’s foot expertise, particularly from some of their most dependable ball customers, have been as unhealthy as they’ve been in the previous 5 years, and their normally well-drilled backline made quite a few uncharacteristic errors whereas giving their opponents an excessive amount of room on too many events.

Not even the big leg-up of having the sport switched from Metricon Stadium to Marvel Stadium may save Richmond. In truth, the hungry Suns performed as if it was actually a “home game” as they out-hunted, out-hassled and out-pressured their extra fancied opponents to convincingly win the disposals (360-319), marks (120-57), inside 50s (64-42), contested possessions (145-131), tackles (65-48), scoring photographs (27-17) and clearances (34-31).

Only Gold Coast’s poor goalkicking saved the Tigers in the sport for many of the night time, and though Richmond got here at the Suns with a burst late in the second quarter and 5 of six targets both aspect of three-quarter time, Gold Coast responded every time with their grit and willpower making certain one of the greatest upsets of the season.

AFL: In some good news for the Suns, star midfielder Touk Miller is ready to signal a profitable multi-year deal to remain in Gold Coast.


Touk Miller set the tone for the Suns with a sensational first quarter that noticed him file 13 disposals (4 contested), three marks, 5 handball-receives and two clearances (one centre). He completed up with 36 touches (15 contested), seven marks, seven tackles, 9 clearances (5 centre), 424 metres gained and six rating involvements to as soon as once more be Gold Coast’s greatest participant. Jack Lukosius was additionally big with 24 disposals and a game-high 10 marks – together with an important intercept with 3:30 left in the sport. A pair of minutes later, Ben King sealed the take care of his fourth main.


On an evening when the Suns have been actually struggling to kick targets, the Tigers backline gave them just a few gimmes courtesy of some woeful acts of ill-discipline. Early in the first time period, Nick Vlastuin made Josh Corbett’s first objective a certainty when he gave away a 50m penalty after the Suns ahead marked 30m out, and on the halftime siren, Dylan Grimes inexplicably threw Ben Ainsworth to the floor handy Gold Coast one other gift-wrapped current. It was completely pointless as a result of Brandon Ellis had pumped the ball in from outdoors 50m and it might’ve nearly actually been killed by the massive pack.


Lucky Izak Rankine backs his capacity as a result of it may’ve ended very badly for him late in the third quarter when he determined to take benefit after a teammate was awarded a free kick 25m out instantly in entrance of objective. Rather than cease play, Rankine ran onto the free ball and with the outdoors of his proper boot, soccered by way of a sensational six-pointer to place the Suns up by 9 factors. It was a really high-risk, low-percentage transfer, however all’s properly ends properly.


GOLD COAST 2.7 5.10 8.14 10.17 (77)


RICHMOND 2.1 5.4 8.5 10.7 (67)


Suns: King 4, Corbett, Swallow, Ainsworth, Sexton, Rankine, Sharp

Tigers: Lynch 5, Naish, Riewoldt, Bolton, Martin, Graham.


Suns: Miller, Lukosius, King, Ellis, Ainsworth, Ballard, Holman

Tigers: Lynch, Short, Chol, Grimes.


3 — T.Miller (GC)

2 — J.Lukosius (GC)

1 — T.Lynch (Rich)


Suns: Corbett (concussion)

Tigers: Coleman-Jones (decrease leg – TBC)

Umpires: Donlon, Howarth, Wheeton

Venue: Marvel Stadium

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