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Lynch large lift for Tigers’ goal rating

Take a look at Lynch Highlights of 2018 Richmond recruit, Tom Lynch.

A statistical analysis of each AFL club’s strike power up forward, following the competition’s recent trade and free agency period, shows how significant Richmond’s acquisition of Tom Lynch has been.

The Tigers are now ranked equal second in terms of players on their list who have kicked more than 100 goals throughout their league football careers and average at least one goal per game.

Lynch joins Jack Riewoldt, Dustin Martin and Josh Caddy in that elite goalkicking category at Tigerland.

Only Hawthorn, with five (given the addition of Chad Wingard from Port Adelaide), has more players in the select six-pointers’ set.

The full list of AFL clubs’ current-day goalkicking guns (100-goals plus at an average of one or more per game) is:

 

5 – Hawthorn

Jarryd Roughead: 2.05 (563 from 275 games)

Luke Breust: 1.9 (358 from 185)

Jack Gunston: 1.9 (341 from 172)

Chad Wingard: 1.5 (232 from 147)

Paul Puopolo: 1.02 (171 from 168)

 

4 – Richmond

Jack Riewoldt: 2.4 (607 from 249 games)

Tom Lynch: 1.9 (254 from 131)

Dustin Martin: 1.08 (218 from 201)

Josh Caddy: 1.03 (143 from 139)

 

4 – Geelong

Tom Hawkins: 2.1 (498 from 232 games)

Daniel Menzel: 1.8 (136 from 73)

Gary Ablett: 1.2 (402 from 321)

Patrick Dangerfield: 1.1 (256 from 224)

 

4 – Adelaide

Taylor Walker: 2.2 (383 from 167 games)

Josh Jenkins: 2.01 (274 from 136)

Eddie Betts: 1.9 (563 from 295)

Tom Lynch: 1.4 (172 from 123)

 

4 – Port Adelaide

Charlie Dixon: 1.5 (199 from 126)

Robbie Gray: 1.4 (294 from 199)

Justin Westhoff: 1.1 (291 from 248)

Steven Motlop: 1.1 (186 from 156)

 

4 – Fremantle

Jesse Hogan: 2.1 (152 from 71 games)

Michael Walters: 1.7 (221 from 129)

Hayden Ballantyne: 1.5 (253 from 168)

Brandon Matera: 1.1 (137 from 119)

 

3 – West Coast

Josh Kennedy: 2.5 (562 from 221)

Jack Darling: 1.8 (319 from 172)

Jamie Cripps: 1.2 (181 from 144)

 

3 – Greater Western Sydney

Jeremy Cameron: 2.5 (327 from 130)

Jonathon Patton: 1.4 (130 from 89)

Toby Greene: 1.1 (139 from 126)

 

2 – Collingwood

Chris Mayne: 1.04 (203 from 196)

Will Hoskin-Elliott: 1.02 (102 from 100)

 

2 – Sydney

Lance Franklin: 3.1 (917 from 290)

Sam Reid: 1.04 (126 from 121)

 

2 – Essendon

Joe Daniher: 1.8 (181 from 100)

Jake Stringer: 1.7 (190 from 109)

 

2 – St Kilda

Tim Membrey: 1.7 (125 from 70)

Josh Bruce: 1.4 (135 from 91)

 

2 – North Melbourne

Ben Brown: 2.1 (215 from 99)

Shaun Higgins: 1.03 (210 from 203)

 

1 – Western Bulldogs

Tory Dickson: 1.6 (157 from 96)

 

1 – Brisbane

Dayne Zorko: 1.1 (161 from 144)

 

1 – Melbourne

Jeff Gartlett: 1.7 (312 from 178)

 

1 – Carlton

Alex Fasolo: 1.3 (133 from 101)

 

0 – Gold Coast