Richmond and Port Adelaide played arguably the game of the season in round 11, and Tigers defender Dylan Grimes says his side was forced to “look internally” and analyse its system following the loss.
Speaking ahead of the Tigers preliminary final against the Power this week, Grimes said Richmond were flattered by the 21-point losing margin in round 11.
“They just countered every punch that we threw, in terms of ball movement, they just had an answer for all of our questions,” Grimes said.
“I remember that feeling really clearly and we have learnt a lot from that game, I feel. That was a game where we tried every trick in the book and they were just too good.