Lynch working on Riewoldt combination
Tom Lynch is sure his tall forward combination with Jack Riewoldt will develop well for Richmond this year.
Last season was the pair's first together, following Lynch's signing from Gold Coast.
He did everything that was expected of him, his 63 goals in his 26 games putting him third in the Coleman Medal standings behind Greater Western Sydney's Jeremy Cameron.
Riewoldt, who had won his third Coleman Medal in 2018, kicked a match-high five goals in the Grand Final win against the Giants as the Tigers won a second premiership in three years.
But he was limited to just 13 games by separate ligament injuries to his left knee.
He and Lynch managed to kick a total of 60 goals between them in the 13 games they played together, with 17 of those coming in the three finals that the Tigers won.
Lynch, who was one of just two Richmond players to play every game last year - along with Dion Prestia - is excited about the prospect of combining again with Riewoldt.
"I love playing with him; it was a massive drawcard to play alongside him when I came to Richmond," said Lynch, who left Gold Coast owning the club's records for total goals, behinds, marks and goal assists.
"And it's just been great to learn so much off him . . . Hopefully I help him out as well. We've spent a full summer together, which has been great; we're doing another pre-season now together.
"So we'll continue to get better . . . I think we really understand our strengths and weaknesses, and our leading patterns have become pretty good."
The 27-year-old added: "We've managed to gel pretty quickly. He missed a few games last year, but by the back-end I thought we were working together really well."
Richmond are 7/2 to win the Grand Final.
The Tigers are 17/10 to reach the Grand Final.
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