AFL news 2022: Richmond defeat Brisbane, Lions MCG record, finals, ladder, premiership race – Michmutters

AFL news 2022: Richmond defeat Brisbane, Lions MCG record, finals, ladder, premiership race

Richmond have pulled off the biggest comeback win in 2022, after coming back from 42 points down to top Brisbane on Sunday afternoon.

The Lions will be left kicking themselves after coughing up the seven-goal lead as the Tigers finals hopes remain alive with the win.

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Lions defender Darcy Gardiner turned the ball over in the dying seconds as the ball ended up in the hands of Tom Lynch who kicked the sealer to claim the 15.14 (104) to 13.13 (97) win.

Mitch Robinson and Charlie Cameron missed shots late in the fourth quarter as they failed to make the most of the opportunities presented to them.

Richmond at the other end made no mistake as they stormed home in front of a raucous MCG crowd.

The damning loss for the Lions thoroughly exposes the biggest hurdle in their premiership hunt.

Not for eight-years have the Lions emerged victorious at the MCG. The latest loss makes it a damning 11 straight defeats.

With the league no longer in Covid protocols, the Grand Final is set to return to the home of football for the foreseeable future and until the Lions show they’re a serious threat on the road … they won’t be adding to their trophy cabinet any time soon.

The Lions are currently fourth favorite according to Sportsbet to win the premiership, behind Geelong, Melbourne and Sydney.

Brisbane finish the 2022 home and away season with games against Carlton, St Kilda and Melbourne. Two of those games take place at the Gabba.

The loss has them sitting in fifth spot on the ladder, equal on points with the Sydney Swans in fourth.

For Richmond the win propels them into the ninth spot on the ladder, two points behind St Kilda with games against Port Adelaide, Hawthorn and Essendon to come to close out their season.

Win all three and they’ll almost certainly book a finals spot, two and the run the gauntlet.

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