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  • Goals 16
  • Behinds 14
  • Total 110

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Match Report

A tough loss to the Tigers

By Ashley Browne, AFL Media Exclusive to lions.com.au April 14, 2018 5:15 PM

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Brisbane's promising start to 2018 was not reflected in Round 4 after it kicked just two goals in a 93-point loss to Richmond at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.

Dustin Martin kicked a career-best six goals to help the Tigers prevail 16.14 (110) to 2.5 (17).

The Tigers were ruthless and it wasn't until the 27-minute mark of the third term that the Lions kicked their first goal of the game when Dayne Zorko crumbed the pack and snapped truly. 

Brisbane came into the game having been super-competitive in three narrow losses to open the season against St Kilda, Melbourne and Port Adelaide, but this was the reality check to remind coach Chris Fagan and his men of the mountain of work ahead of them to climb up the ladder. 

Despite the pre-game focus on winning contested footy, they were beaten in that area in the first half of the game, down by 20.

Torrential rain fell on the MCG in the hours before the game but cleared up before the opening bounce. By the time the game started, the ground was bathed in sunshine. 

"If you’d said to me before the game we would win by 93 points, you’d be really happy with it," Richmond coach Damien Hardwick said.

"I thought the guys showed really good intent early, set the standard and the way we wanted to play with their contested ball and pressure around the contest.

"We walk away really happy with the four points, acknowledge Brisbane probably weren’t at their best today, but we have a really good challenge next week against a good footy club in Melbourne."

Lions' youngsters Alex Witherden, Jarrod Berry and Cameron Rayner kept presenting, while Luke Hodge tried to give some drive and direction from defence.

"We have been really, really competitive for the last three weeks but for some reason the bubble burst today," Fagan said.

"I thought we got a lesson from Richmond with contested ball and intensity."

MEDICAL ROOM
Both teams seemed to come out of the game without any injury concerns. 

NEXT UP
The Tigers ‘visit’ Melbourne on Anzac Day eve at the MCG in what is the AFL’s new blockbuster. With the Commonwealth Games over, the public buses are running in Brisbane once more so people can get to the Gabba to see the Lions host a QClash against Gold Coast in a twilight game next Sunday.

RICHMOND     5.5     8.10     11.12     16.14     (110)
BRISBANE       0.2       0.4         1.4         2.5       (17) 

GOALS
Richmond: Martin 6, Castagna 3, Townsend 3, Lambert 2, Riewoldt, Caddy
Brisbane: Zorko, Rayner 

BEST
Richmond: Cotchin, Lambert, Rance, D. Martin, Conca, Grigg, Riewoldt
Brisbane: Zorko, Rayner, Robinson, S. Martin, Witherden 

INJURIES
Richmond: Nil
Brisbane: Nil 

Reports: Jack Graham (Richmond) for rough conduct against Dayne Zorko in the third quarter

Umpires: Meredith, Harris, Wallace

Official crowd: 32,870 at the MCG

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Match Articles

Fagan on creating consistency

Fagan discusses the loss to Richmond and his expectations going forward.

6:39pm Apr 14, 2018

A tough loss to Richmond

Read how Saturday's match against Richmond unfolded at the MCG.

5:15pm Apr 14, 2018

Match Video

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Alex Witherden
    Alex Witherden
    27
  • Richmond
    Shaun Grigg
    26
  • Richmond
    Trent Cotchin
    26
  • Richmond
    Reece Conca
    26
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    25
Fantasy Leaders
  • Dustin Martin
    Dustin Martin
    111
  • Brisbane Lions
    Stefan Martin
    101
  • Richmond
    Reece Conca
    100
  • Richmond
    Jason Castagna
    99
  • Brisbane Lions
    Mitch Robinson
    98
Scoring Leaders
  • Dustin Martin
    Dustin Martin
    6.0
  • Richmond
    Jason Castagna
    3.2
  • Richmond
    Jacob Townsend
    3.0
  • Richmond
    Kane Lambert
    2.1
  • Richmond
    Jack Riewoldt
    1.2

Match Stats

  • 397 Disposals 386
  • 76.1 Disposal Eff 73.1
  • 147 Contested Pos 135
  • 80 Marks 94
  • 27 Free Kicks 26
  • 25 Clearances 28
  • 53 Inside 50s 39
  • 35 Rebound 50s 37
  • 57 Tackles 42
  • 17 Hit-outs 25
  • 84 Interchanges 79

Breakdown

  • 5.5 (35)
    0.2 (2)
  • 8.10 (58)
    0.4 (4)
  • 11.12 (78)
    1.4 (10)
  • 16.14 (110)
    2.5 (17)

Match Video

Player Stats

Richmond

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dustin Martin 14 3 17 6 0 5 0 1 6 0 111
2Reece Conca 12 14 26 3 0 2 0 6 0 1 100
3Jason Castagna 10 5 15 5 0 3 1 6 3 2 99
4Kane Lambert 9 15 24 4 0 0 0 3 2 1 94
5Trent Cotchin 11 15 26 7 0 0 2 4 0 0 94
6Jayden Short 14 8 22 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 85
7Shaun Grigg 10 16 26 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 81
8Dion Prestia 12 11 23 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 75
9Jack Riewoldt 11 2 13 6 0 2 3 4 1 2 72
10David Astbury 13 7 20 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 72
11Toby Nankervis 8 11 19 3 17 1 4 2 0 0 69
12Brandon Ellis 9 9 18 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 68
13Bachar Houli 8 14 22 2 0 2 3 4 0 0 67
14Nick Vlastuin 9 6 15 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 64
15Jacob Townsend 6 5 11 5 0 1 3 2 3 0 61
16Josh Caddy 6 10 16 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 58
17Kamdyn McIntosh 11 5 16 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 57
18Dylan Grimes 6 3 9 1 0 3 0 5 0 0 50
19Jack Graham 10 7 17 1 0 1 4 2 0 0 44
20Alex Rance 5 9 14 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 43
21Shane Edwards 2 13 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 36
22Dan Butler 5 8 13 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 32

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Stefan Martin 6 18 24 3 20 9 1 3 0 0 101
2Mitch Robinson 15 6 21 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 98
3Alex Witherden 19 8 27 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 97
4Dayne Beams 13 12 25 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 88
5Cameron Rayner 13 9 22 4 0 1 1 3 1 0 85
6Lewis Taylor 11 12 23 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 81
7Rohan Bewick 12 8 20 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 79
8Allen Christensen 12 11 23 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 76
9Luke Hodge 13 11 24 4 0 2 3 1 0 0 70
10Harris Andrews 8 9 17 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 68
11Dayne Zorko 7 10 17 4 0 2 2 2 1 0 63
12Nick Robertson 8 7 15 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 56
13Hugh McCluggage 13 3 16 2 0 2 2 2 0 1 56
14Rhys Mathieson 7 8 15 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 55
15Darcy Gardiner 8 12 20 5 0 1 5 1 0 0 53
16Sam Mayes 8 7 15 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 51
17Jarrod Berry 7 10 17 2 0 1 3 2 0 1 48
18Josh Walker 5 5 10 3 3 1 0 2 0 1 47
19Tom Cutler 10 3 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
20Charlie Cameron 7 0 7 4 0 1 2 3 0 1 41
21Eric Hipwood 6 2 8 5 2 0 2 1 0 0 37
22Zac Bailey 2 5 7 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 24

Team Lineups

Richmond

B

  • Alex Rance,
  • David Astbury,
  • Dylan Grimes

HB

  • Reece Conca,
  • Nick Vlastuin,
  • Jayden Short

C

  • Brandon Ellis,
  • Trent Cotchin,
  • Kamdyn McIntosh

HF

  • Jason Castagna,
  • Josh Caddy,
  • Jack Graham

F

  • Jack Riewoldt,
  • Shane Edwards,
  • Dan Butler

Fol

  • Toby Nankervis,
  • Kane Lambert,
  • Dustin Martin

I/C

  • Dion Prestia,
  • Shaun Grigg,
  • Bachar Houli,
  • Jacob Townsend

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

Last updated: 4:46PM Saturday, April 14, 2018