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What does the rest of the AFL need to do to catch the Tigers?

The Tigers won 2019 fair and square. What will we say about 2020's champs? (Photo by Ryan Pierse/AFL Media/via Getty Images )
30th September, 2019
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With two premierships and a minor premiership in three seasons, there’s no denying Richmond are the AFL’s benchmark team.

Their high-pressure, chaotic style of football has revolutionised the way the game is played, with opponent after opponent simply unable to keep up with the frenetic energy they exert.

With the Tiger dynasty in full swing what, if anything, can the rest of the competition do to keep up with them?

Can anyone match the style of football they play and do it better? Or is it a case of someone needing to find a new way to play the game that counters their style?

We were joined on the Game of Codes podcast by Roar AFL expert Marnie Cohen to look at the Tigers’ strengths and work out just how they can be beaten – as well as which clubs are the best poised to pull it off.

Listen to the discussion:

With Alex Rance, Jack Graham, Jack Higgins, Kamdyn McIntosh among some of the names to miss out on a medal for Richmond this year, knocking them off in 2020 will take some doing.

Visit our Game of Codes hub to catch the full episode and be sure to subscribe and review on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever else you’re listening.