Richmond AFLW is looking forward to the challenge of coming up against an in-form Melbourne on Friday night at the Swinburne Centre. 

The Tigers will return to Punt Road Oval for their first home game of the 2022 season, with both teams coming off the back of convincing Round 1 wins. 

Speaking to RSN Breakfast Club on Wednesday morning, ruck Gabby Seymour said the Tigers couldn't wait for the sold-out clash. 

"It should be a really good match on the weekend. I was pretty impressed with (Melbourne's) game against the Bulldogs," she said.

"It's obviously great to start the season off with a win, but if we can take it to a (premiership) contender like Melbourne, I think that's a really good sign of the season ahead as well."

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'Very good to have a win round one of the season' -Seymour

Richmond ruck, Gabby Seymour speaks with RSN after the Round 1 win against St Kilda.

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The former volleyballer was a valuable contributor in the Round 1 win, racking up 15 disposals, 13 hit-outs, five tackles and two coaches' votes, while working in tandem with fellow ruck Poppy Kelly.

While the Tiger Army brought the roar to SkyBus Stadium for the season opener, Seymour said there was just something about hearing the cheer of Tiger faithful at Punt Road Oval.  

"It's awesome, I know all of the girls are really excited to come back to Punt Road," she said.

"The crowd at Frankston was great and we had a really good turnout there, but there's something really special about playing at Punt Road and having people come up from Richmond station, it just creates a whole new atmosphere."

Tiger midfielder Sarah Hosking agreed with Seymour's sentiment when speaking on SEN Mornings, also on Wednesday. 

"A packed stadium there will be nice, and getting back out there with the girls, it will be a great challenge," she said.

"Melbourne has been premiership contenders for the last four, five, six years, and they’ve missed out every year, so there’s no doubt we know we’re up against a hard competition this week.

"We know they play a really contested style of footy, they’re really good with their skills and they’re strong across the whole field, but we’re up for it.

"Credit to our girls, I think we’re ready for the challenge and we’ll come in and prepare like we do each week."

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AFLW R1: Hoskings post-match

Jess and Sarah Hosking speak to the media following their first win together in the Yellow and Black.

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Following an interrupted two years for the competition, Hosking said she was proud of how her Tiger teammates had navigated any obstacles. 

"It's been a difficult time when our training has been unstructured and interrupted, so we’re all learning on the fly and having to adjust and change and be really adaptable," she said.

"Every club has done that, but I think it will be evident across the season which clubs can do that really well. Teams are going to be interrupted week in week out and however we can keep our structure and adapt to the best of our ability will be really evident."

Reflecting on last Friday night's season opener win over St Kilda, Hosking said she was "really proud" to see the collective effort of the group result in such a memorable victory.

"I watched (the game) back and just seeing the love and care we’ve got for each other...we do have seven new faces but everyone just plays their role," she said.

"I think it’s important when you’ve got a group like have stars is one thing, but to be able to gel and know your role and play that is so significant."

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AFLW Team Song: Richmond

Watch the Tigers celebrate their round one win

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