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It’s elementary for Tigers

Round 16: Final quarter flurry The Tigers stormed home by kicking six goals in the final quarter of their Round 16 win over Adelaide.

Inspirational Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has provided a straightforward explanation as to why the Tigers have been so strong in last quarters throughout this season.

Richmond has won 12 of 15 final terms in 2018, outscoring its opponents by a whopping 255 points – 58.40 (388) to 19.19 (133).

In last night’s Round 16 clash with Adelaide at the MCG, the Tigers turned a 16-point advantage at three-quarter time into a decisive 47-point win.

Interestingly, they managed that dominance with fewer disposals than the Crows in the final term – 102 to 104. And those 102 disposals were the lowest for Richmond across the four quarters.

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“I think it’s a mix of things. Obviously we’ve got some fit buggers in the team which always helps,” Cotchin said.

“We pride ourselves on showing up and performing our role for the team, whether that’s winning a contested footy, or working hard back to help out the defence.

“There’s so many different facets of the game that we rely on each other performing every week.

“There’ll be times when we lose them, but if you can win the majority of them, or at least more than your opposition team, you’re going to give yourself a pretty good chance of winning games of footy.

“And that comes down to, in particular, the fourth quarters.”