Talented Tiger tall Mabior Chol further underlined the exciting X-factor he possesses in yesterday’s clash with ladder-leader Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Chol was important in attack, booting two crucial goals during the third term to help edge Richmond ahead and give it a chance at nabbing the win.

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Those goals followed an incredibly athletic effort in the first half which saw Chol set up one of Jack Riewoldt's three goals for the match.

In a short space of time, Chol has become a key part of the Tigers’ jigsaw with his marking strength and agility for a tall option, giving opposition backmen headaches. 

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Round 11: Consecutive goals to Chol

Mabior Chol kicks two important goals.

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Richmond coach Damien Hardwick was full of praise for Chol in his post-match press conference.

“I thought he was terrific,” Hardwick said.

“He contributes really well . . .  he’s going to grow with the performance.

“He seems to get better every week. He’s got some areas that we’d still like him to get a little bit better in, but he kicked a couple of goals and was really dominant in that third (quarter).

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Round 11: Hardwick post-match

Watch Hardwick's press conference after the match against Port Adelaide.

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“We’ve just got to get greater consistency across the board from him. But he’s got some signs . . . he’s certainly got AFL traits.”

It was just the 17th game of AFL football for the 200cm, 23-year-old, who made his senior debut with the Tigers in the final home-and-away round match of the 2016 season, but had to wait until Round 13, 2019 for his next appearance at the highest level.