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.
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.
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).
“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.