Richmond will head into their Anzac Eve-clash against Melbourne on Wednesday night full of confidence after playing in a manner their coach Damien Hardwick described as "real Richmond-like".
They applied 18 tackles in the forward 50 in the first half to steamroll the Sydney Swans who could not protect the ball under such fierce pressure.
The Tigers first dozen goals came from turnovers as they ran hard and fast once they won back possession to convert their chances.
Hardwick said the introduction of Jack Ross, who was outstanding in his second game and Sydney Stack, who continued his good form in just his third game, had lifted the team and motivated senior players to perform.
"It's inspirational and all of sudden everyone starts to go, 'well if they're doing it, than we're doing it'," Hardwick said.
"That is the thing we love about our boys: they compete."
Hardwick said the team had focused on scoring more heavily from turnover than they had in previous weeks so the result was pleasing from that aspect however at times they tried to move the ball too quickly when they won the ball back.
"That is something we will look at during the week," Hardwick said.
He praised Martin's return with the superstar kicking three goals as he returned from suspension.
"Dusty dictates a lot of the time where he could get that advantage and he felt he could get it deep [forward] tonight and we probably agreed with that," Hardwick said.
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