Properly, after it was in search of a minute there just like the Tigers may need an absolute meal of the Demons, Melbourne clawed again the margin to 14-points as they head into the primary break.
However Richmond are by far the higher facet to date tonight.
They’ve made enormous headway in clearances – which have been an issue space this season – with new recruits within the low season Jacob Hopper and Tim Taranto attending to work within the inside.
Then, the forwards have been exhibiting off some fancy footwork and delivering outcomes for the facet’s efforts.
Melbourne, nonetheless, seem startled and are simply not clicking like we all know they’ll.
The Dees are profitable the uncontested possessions 124-116, however Richmond are beating out in general possessions, together with contested, inside 50s, clearances and tackles.