For the second time in a month, Jacob Bauer is the hero for Richmond’s VFL team with a match-winning, set-shot goal after the siren.

He did it against Greater Western Sydney at GIANTS Stadium in early June. And he repeated the dose in yesterday's clash with a formidable Brisbane outfit at Brighton Homes Arena.

After dominating down back for the first three quarters of the match, Bauer was again shifted forward by coach Steve Morris in a bid to provide the Tigers with a spark.


Bauer responded superbly with three final-term goals from the 18-minute mark onwards, including the post-siren match-winner following an excellent mark, to secure a one-point win for Richmond.

He told Richmond Media in a post-game interview how he approached that crucial set shot.

“Obviously I’ve been in that position before, so I just wanted to know if the siren was going to go. Take my time and I backed myself. I know I’ve got a good routine, so just make sure I do that and don’t take any short-cuts,” Bauer said.


The talented 21-year-old, who was recruited by the Tigers in the 2022 AFL mid-season rookie draft, also spoke about his growing status as a swingman within the team.

“Happy to do my job down back first. Pretty cool to be able to go and have an impact at both sides.

“It’s been something that I’ve been working on, and I’ve been doing pretty much my whole career.

“So, pretty happy with how I went today.”

Bauer was best on ground, finishing the match with 21 disposals, 11 marks and a game-high three goals.