Brisbane have challenged the departure of a ruckman and their shock AFL finals record to stay remaining in an electric two-call attention to AFL disposal last shoot rout of Richmond.
In a game with 17 lead changes, Joe Daniher had the last say when a Richmond ruin arrived at his feet and he soccered through the go on objective with 64 seconds to play at the Gabba.
The 16.10 (106) to 16.8 (104) win implies Brisbane will currently play the failure among Sydney and Melbourne, while it’s shades for Richmond, who had entered the finals in hot structure.
Brisbane, who flaunted a sorry 1-5 post-season record over the most recent three years, lost Oscar McInerney in the third moment to blackout while Dion Prestia (hamstring) was an expensive misfortune for Richmond before half-time.
Tom Lynch, who had put Richmond 16 focuses clear in the third term before Brisbane revitalized once more, got an opportunity to seal it with two minutes to play yet his set shot was evaluated to have missed.
Brisbane then, at that point, scooped the ball forward, Zac Bailey checking and sending the ball into the objective square.
Richmond’s ruin bobbed straightforwardly into Daniher’s way, the thin forward getting a boot to it for a noteworthy lead with a little more than a moment to go.
Lachie Neale (39 removals, 21 challenged assets, 15 clearances) then made a significant tackle to finish an unbelievable game and seal the ball in for the last seconds.
Hugh McCluggage was likewise noteworthy for the Lions while Dan McStay was an unexpected entertainer when pushed into the ruck and Charlie Cameron’s (three objectives) workrate was immense.
Jack Riewoldt kicked two objectives from somewhere down in the pocket in the last quarter to return his side to front while Marlion Pickett and Trent Cotchin were strong.
In his return from injury Dustin Martin had 15 contacts and kicked a first-quarter objective.
Prestia was declaring his impact when subbed with a hamstring issue, 18-year-old Darcy Wilmot kicking really on debut for Brisbane then Zac Bailey running into an open objective to give the Lions an important lead.
However, in only six kicks, Richmond scored the following three objectives instantly, Jack Ross’ work pushing them 11 clear.
Somewhere near 16, Cameron streaked into the objective square to offer Brisbane life before Deven Robertson and Daniher split Tyler Sonsie’s major to make it a five-point game at the break.
It was Cameron again only seconds into the last term, his snap moving Brisbane ahead by one.
The two groups missed kickable set shots before McCarthy’s imprint 25 meters out, straightforwardly before objective was denied for a drive over the ball.
Daniel Rich was then pinged for running excessively far as Brisbane bounced back once more.
Tom Lynch stamped however, with two minutes to play, his objective was turned around on audit as it cruised high over the upstanding.
It was the break Brisbane required as, after two finals misfortunes by under an objective in the last three seasons, they inspired one to turn out well for them.