Richmond has suffered a disappointing 10-point loss at the hands of Gold Coast on Thursday night at Marvel Stadium.
The inaccurate Suns were in control for most of the game, but looked like throwing it all away when Tigers star and former Sun Tom Lynch bagged his fifth goal of the night late in the final quarter.
But Gold Coast responded almost immediately through Jeremy Sharp to hang on 10.17 (77) to 10.7 (67).
Suns star Touk Miller was immense with a game-high 36 disposals, while young gun Ben King bagged four goals, including the sealer.
Gold Coast jumped from the blocks quickly and should have led by more than six points at the first change, bar for some inaccurate kicking around goal that threatened to come back and bite them.
The Tigers struggled with and without the ball for most of the contest.
With it, they were guilty of uncharacteristic, unpressured turnovers by foot. Without it, they allowed the Suns to take a whopping 40 first-quarter marks as they transitioned the ball with ease.
The second term started similarly with King's second goal giving the relocated 'home' team a 13-point buffer.
The Tigers responded with three quick goals, but the Suns steadied before half-time and took the lead with a Ben Ainsworth goal after the siren.
Gold Coast extended its lead to 19 points in the third quarter through King, before Lynch booted two in a row to cut the deficit to nine points at the final change.
Jack Graham gave the Tigers a glimmer of hope at the start of the final quarter as he stormed through the middle of the ground and finished off a team goal, followed up by another Lynch goal to give Richmond a five-point lead.
But Sharp responded quickly to put his side back ahead with seven minutes left, before Ben King sealed the win for Gold Coast.
GOLD COAST 2.7 5.10 8.14 10.17 (77)
RICHMOND 2.1 5.4 8.5 10.7 (67)
Gold Coast: King 4, Ainsworth, Corbett, Rankine, Sexton, Sharp, Swallow
Richmond: Lynch 5, Bolton, Graham, Martin, Naish, Riewoldt
Gold Coast: Miller, Ballard, Lukosius, King, Swallow, Ainsworth, Ellis
Richmond: Lynch, Houli, Bolton, Baker, Chol
Gold Coast: Corbett (concussion)
Richmond: Coleman-Jones (calf)
Gold Coast: Macpherson (replaced Corbett)
Richmond: Dow (replaced Coleman-Jones)
Crowd: TBC at Marvel Stadium