Tigers made to wait on Lynch

28 September 2020 19:59:25 GMTPlus11

The Tigers will make a late call on the fitness of Tom Lynch, but are hopeful he will be fit enough to face Brisbane on Friday night.

Lynch has been in the treatment room since picking up a hamstring injury against Geelong in round 17 and looks on course to make the qualifying final against the Lions.

Coach Damien Hardwick says he came through Monday's training session without any issues, but a call will only be made after he trains again on Wednesday.

"He ticked the box today and did what he was required to do. We'll have another session on Wednesday which will answer a few more of those questions, but at the moment it's looking promising," Hardwick said on Monday. 

"He's obviously a very important player to the way we structure up and the way we play. Our medical staff will make the right call whether they deem it is appropriate he plays or not."

Meanwhile, Dion Prestia also trained on Monday and is looking good to return from the ankle injury that has kept him out since round five.

Prestia has been around the block a few times and Hardwick says they will know if he is ready to play.

"He trained strongly, he was very good in our scrimmage we had on the weekend, and trained well again today," he added.

"He hasn't played for a long period of time but he's got a fair base behind him. He's been in the system for 10-odd years so he's got a good understanding of what he can and can't do."

The Tigers are priced at 77/100 to beat the Lions, who are 11/10.

Richmond are 77/100 to win the grand final.

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