RICHMOND mentor Damien Hardwick has urged the Tigers tighten up their discipline just after Josh Caddy’s high priced 50-metre penalty in the reigning premiers’ decline to Port Adelaide.
The Tigers held a just one-place lead about the Electric power at 3-quarter time of the Adelaide Oval clash but were blown away with three speedy aims at the start out of the ultimate phrase to succumb to the Electric power by 21 factors.
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1 of all those ambitions to Electrical power midfielder Tom Rockliff arrived courtesy of two 50-metre penalties from the Tigers, the next of which was an infringement from twin premiership Tiger Caddy for managing in the secured place.
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The Tigers gave absent 22 absolutely free kicks and were being awarded 11, and Hardwick mentioned his facet needed to get into line.
“The 50-metre [penalties] are disappointing, you will find no doubt. We check with our men to play to the line and often they are likely to action above it. But they are going to tackle it. Our leaders will sit down and sort that out. We have got to be greater in that area,” he reported submit game.
“No cost kicks in opposition to we are normally comparatively inadequate in that aspect of the video game, and a whole lot of it is because of the way we enjoy but we’ve obtained to probably tighten up a tiny bit from a discipline issue of watch.”
Port Adelaide kept Richmond goalless in the closing time period, with the Caddy penalty coming at a vital time as the Electrical power commenced their surge. Hardwick admitted the 27-calendar year-aged necessary to be much better.
“That is a disappointing a single naturally and ideally Josh learns from it. It was just very poor, truly inadequate,” he explained.
Richmond was smashed in the midfield fight with Port Adelaide, but will get back captain Trent Cotchin against Gold Coast on Monday 7 days after he was rested for the journey to South Australia.
Port Adelaide was on top rated through the season’s most entertaining clash and solidified its area as ladder leaders.
Coach Ken Hinkley claimed the challenge for his aspect after again-to-again wins off four-day breaks is to retain its variety in the last chunk of the household and away period.
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“We are 11 game titles in, we sit on leading of the ladder a game very clear with the greatest proportion in the competition, and it can take a good deal to receive that,” he claimed.
“We have been ready to keep at it and retain earning it. We haven’t played excellent footy all yr but which is why they have a time.
“You get to see how you go for the whole year and we’ve continue to received six to go. We have acquired to keep going. Which is the problem to us as a club.”