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Tigers excel in even quarters

Mid-season report card Jen Phelan joins Matt Thompson to grade Richmond's first half of the season.

Richmond’s ability to overpower opposing teams in the final quarter of matches this season has attracted considerable attention.

The Tigers have won 10 of 13 last quarters up to the mid-season bye, outscoring their rivals by a combined total of 208 points in those 10 games – 49.33 (327) to 17.17 (119).

What hasn’t received publicity, however, is how strongly the team has fared in second quarters throughout the season.

Richmond also has won 10 of 13 second terms, outscoring its rivals by a total of 124 points in those 10 games – 34.36 (240) to 16.20 (116).

The Tigers’ opening quarters have been impressive as well – nine wins from the 13 games.

But it’s a different story when you look at their third quarters this season, with the 13 games producing just six wins in that term.