Damien Hardwick will draw level with Tommy Hafey for the most games as Richmond’s senior coach in Saturday’s final home-and-away round match of the 2020 season against Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.
It will be Hardwick’s 248th game in charge of the Tigers, the same number as Hafey, who coached the Club from 1966-76, winning four premierships throughout his magnificent coaching career at Punt Road.
Hardwick, a dual premiership coach with Richmond, has an overall wining strike-rate during his tenure at Tigerland of 57.5 percent (141 wins, 103 losses, three draws).
Since 2013, Hardwick’s winning strike-rate with the Tigers is 64.6 percent (117 wins, 63 losses, one draw from 181 games).
He also joins Hafey in terms of most finals campaigns by a Richmond coach.
Hafey led the Tigers to seven finals series – 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975.
Hardwick guided the Club into the finals in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now 2020.