Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has launched a spirited defence of his AFL club, guaranteeing they will recover from a terrible start to the season.
The Tigers face Hawthorn on Friday night in desperate need of a win, with a 1-5 start making it their worst start to a campaign since 2010.
"It will turn. We've got complete confidence in this playing group that they will turn it around," Hardwick said on Thursday.
"They've done it before and will do it again.
"We'll bounce back. I guarantee you."