An inaccurate contest from both sides saw the Tigers snatch a late victory winning 8.11 (59) to 7.16 (58) courtesy of clutch set shot.
The Lions made six changes from the side which drew with Sandringham, handing three Academy products starts in a shake-up to what has been an otherwise settled line up.
The Lions started fast through Blake Coleman who booted a classy goal after some slick hands from Kai Lohmann and Shadeau Brain.
Six behinds followed from the Lions who missed early chances to put the Tigers to the sword.
Jimmy Tunstill kicked truly on the siren to ensure the Lions would hold an 11-point lead at quarter time.
Kyle Dunkley shot out of the gates collecting 12 touches and four clearances in the first term.
Dunkley produced his best outing in Lions colours, finishing with 28 disposals, six marks, four tackles and six clearances.
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The Tigers took control of the contest in the second quarter kicking back-to-back goals to wipe away the quarter time deficit.
Another inaccurate term from the Lions saw four behinds kicked before Lohmann opened his account late in quarter.
The Lions held a six-point advantage at the main break as Jarryd Lyons began to run riot in the midfield.
Lyons amassed 40 possessions for the match in another solid performance along with five tackles.
James Madden was also effective off half-back dashing his way through the Tigers defence collecting 23 touches and eight marks.
Coleman and Darryl McDowell-White got the Lions off to a flyer in the third which included a stunner from Coleman who finished with two majors.
The Tigers again took control of the match but were unable to convert in front of goal to give the Lions an eight-point lead at the final change.
Harry Sharp got the final term underway with a beautiful snap to give the Lions the upper hand.
Both sides traded goals as Kalin Lane kept the Lions in front on the scoreboard.
The Tigers then piled on three goals in the last five minutes including the match winner to hand the Lions their second loss in four weeks.
Jaxon Prior was strong again in the backline with 23 possessions and 10 marks while keeping Maurice Rioli Junior goalless.
The Lions will head to Genis Steel Oval next week for Round 16 of the VFL to take on the Northern Bullants.
Brisbane 58 def by Richmond 59
Goals: Coleman 2, Lohmann, Tunstill, Sharp, Lane, McDowell-White
Best: Lyons, Madden, Gardiner, Sharp, Lohmann, Dunkley.