Tigers sharpen claws

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

HE is not looking too far ahead, but young Tigers star Dylan Grimes thinks Richmond could hardly be better placed for the coming season.
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TIGERISH: Dylan Grimes with students Asha-Lee Murnane,11, of Red Cliffs, Colby Berry, 11, of Werrimull and Callum Whitney, 9, of Nichols Point.

Coming out of a gruelling pre-season with no major injury concerns, the Tigers are seemingly ready and raring for another finals tilt.

But Grimes insisted it was far too early to be using the “f” word. Rather, the focus is on the present and putting their off-season fine-tuning into practice.

“Every player is going to say they want to play finals and win premierships, so undoubtedly that’s what we’re trying to achieve,” Grimes said.

“But for us all we can focus on right now is the NAB (Challenge) and what we’ve been working really hard on in the pre-season.

“We’re really excited to see how that hard work translates into games.”

Grimes said much of the pre-season work had been on “reinforcing things we’d worked on and that had worked” last season.

“We really want to keep up that exciting ball movement we’ve had and really using the corridor and attacking the forward line.

“Defensively, there’s always areas to tighten up. Teams are getting so good offensively that … you’re almost trying to play catch-up in defence.”

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