Date: May 03 2012
Richmond AFL coach Damien Hardwick says the fact skipper Chris Newman was so demoralised by the loss to West Coast shows the Tigers are on the right path.
After a tough draw in the opening five rounds, Richmond (1-4) face a winnable game against Port Adelaide (1-4) at AAMI Stadium on Sunday.
"The great thing I love is seeing their faces after a game," Hardwick said on Thursday.
"It's bitter disappointment. I've got no doubt it's a spur in their side that they'll come out all guns blazing this week.
"You saw Chris at the end of the game. He was demoralised."
The Tigers have been solid in the past two weeks with 10-point losses to premiers Geelong and unbeaten West Coast.
"Port Adelaide and ourselves are both in similar positions. We're probably playing better football than our record suggests for both footy clubs."
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