Tigers coach Damien Hardwick stated he wished Lynch – and his complete crew – to play in an aggressive method.
“You give some, you are taking some. It is a actuality of the character of the sport. It is a aggressive sport. We would like our guys to play aggressive, assertive footy, that is how they play,” he stated.
“We do not need them to go over the road, however typically they’ll, which is unlucky. I like our guys to play assertive, aggressive footy. If the backs (defenders) are there round them, they’ll undergo them.”
Nevertheless, St Kilda nice Nick Riewoldt later described the whack as a “low cost shot”.
“That play we noticed, Tom Lynch went on and kicked a purpose. He (Collins) clearly did not just like the remedy and that Tom Lynch received on the top of it and kicked the purpose,” he stated on Fox Footy.
“The precedent is there. Gamers are going to proceed to do it as a result of the whack (punishment) is just not sufficiently big. It’s a low cost shot as a result of you aren’t anticipating that as a participant.”
Tigers veteran Jack Riewoldt stated Lynch was at his greatest when enjoying indignant.
“I feel that’s by design. I really feel he performs his greatest footy when he’s on the sting. He’s fairly scary … we all know he performs his greatest footy when he’s aggressive within the contest and typically there needs to be a little bit little bit of this to get him up and going,” he stated.
“It is simply understanding what makes you as a participant. I really feel he had a extremely massive influence within the again half of the sport.”
The win leaves the Tigers solely two factors outdoors the highest 4 with six rounds remaining. That they had 25 extra inside 50s than the Suns, however couldn’t breakaway till the ultimate time period. Skipper Trent Cotchin returned from a recreation off and was very good, ending with 26 disposals, together with 15 contested.
Riewoldt additionally opened up about hub life in Queensland. The Tigers have been making headlines for his or her off-field calls for, with many gamers having wives and companions and youngsters within the hub with them. Some gamers had initially been reluctant to uproot for what now shapes as the remainder of the season.
“There is likely to be a little bit of sugar on these tales. We’re actually having fun with it. We really feel like we’ve received our personal little hub which was stated to be the crappy place to go and keep,” Riewoldt stated.
“We actually favored it and the employees there have been nice to us and it has turn into the second Punt Highway for us. We actually get pleasure from it, we do not have to maneuver too far, we’ve received our personal gyms. We expect that could be a actual benefit for us and we get pleasure from being collectively.”
Riewoldt, after a testing begin to life outdoors of Melbourne, has booted 9 targets in his previous three matches, together with two towards the Suns. He additionally took eight marks.
“I in all probability struggled a bit to regulate to hub life, being away from residence and having numerous issues undergo my head,” he stated.
“I really feel actually snug the place I’m at in the meanwhile and clearly as a ahead you rely a bit on provide. It is simply good to get on the scoreboard and stand up the bottom and take a number of marks. Tonight was in all probability my greatest recreation within the air. That is what I satisfaction myself on.”
Jon Pierik is cricket author for The Age. He additionally covers AFL and has gained awards for his cricket and basketball writing.