Tigers coach Damien Hardwick spoke to the media after the game.
It was an eventful ending. Have you had a chance to break down the last five seconds and find out what would have been the most appropriate result in terms of a 50?
I didn’t, that’s not my job. There are people on the ground to make these decisions. We’re probably the same as everyone else, we don’t know how it will develop. So I will leave it to you to find out or find out.
Nathan Broad approaches the ball. Credit: Getty Images
What do you think should have happened?
It is irrelevant.
Were the players especially frustrated after the game?
We can look at the last incident, but the fact is that they went up 30 points. We should have frozen the game. Over 75 percent, I thought we were pretty good. We had a 25 percent drop in the third quarter, there were some things we could have done better. But at the end of the day everyone will want to watch the last play and what if, but when you’re at 30 points you probably shouldn’t miss it.
What changed after the half?
Mills earned them some income [in defence]. We probably haven’t used the ball as well as we like. It is up to the coaches to better prepare the players in this situation. In the last quarter we rectified and gave 2.6 to his six goals in a row. So there’s the game and I wouldn’t need to say we’ll give up five free throws again. We just committed suicide in several stages and just hope for the best. It’s hard to lose a game because of bad discipline.
How is Cotchin and did this collision with Buddy affect his performance over the last quarter?
It was an amazing act and it probably sums it up. He always went. People can look at kicks, marks and handballs, but you look at that and that shows you who the great player is. It was a very solid blow, so he did well at the end of the match. And contribute as well. But I have no update on it.