Hardwick’s challenge to Townsend pays off

WHEN Jacob Townsend was warming up for his first senior match of the season on Sunday, Richmond coach Damien Hardwick set him two simple objectives; apply pressure and kick a bag of six. 

The first part would be easy for the tough ex-Giant, but with just four career goals to his name and none since 2015, the second part appeared to be impossible.

In just his fifth game as a Tiger, Townsend got to work early, kicking two of his team’s three first-quarter goals when the Dockers were up for the fight in their final game at Domain Stadium on Sunday. 

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