Richmond forward, Tom Lynch has been ruled out of this Friday night’s Qualifying Final against Brisbane.

Lynch will continue on a modified training program this week, with a view to progress his program to full training next week.

“Collectively, we feel that Tom isn’t quite ready to return to play this week,” Richmond’s General Manager – Football Performance, Tim Livingstone said.

“We are confident we’ve made the right decision for both Tom, and the team heading into this finals series.”