Richmond will be without a host of premiership stars when they make their first trip to the Gabba since last year's AFL grand final triumph.
The six-day turnaround after their thrilling comeback victory over GWS has not allowed enough time for any of the Tigers' injured aces to return against the Brisbane Lions on Friday night.
Captain Trent Cotchin (hamstring), young gun Shai Bolton (wrist), veteran Shane Edwards (ankle), midfielder Dion Prestia (calf) and forward Kane Lambert (calf) will all miss the blockbuster clash.
But coach Damien Hardwick is hopeful of regaining up to four of those players for the round 11 game against Adelaide at the MCG.
Despite again dealing with injuries, as they were early in their previous two premiership campaigns, the Tigers have managed to scrape to 5-4 and be inside the top-eight.
The Lions pipped Richmond in last year's qualifying final but the Tigers had gone 11 years without losing to Brisbane before that encounter.
"It's a good opportunity for those young boys that stood up on the weekend to have another opportunity against a really good Brisbane side," Hardwick said.
"As we get that more experienced talent back in the side it's only going to hold us in good stead.
"The positive for us is we've found some players.
"Riley Collier-Dawkins was terrific again last week, Hugo Ralphsmith showed he's going to be a player of the future.
"It's been a little bit of a painful ride along the way but the fact of the matter is we've found some really solid gems out of it as well."
Hardwick was more diplomatic when asked for his thoughts on playing at Marvel Stadium than he was after Saturday night's four-point win against the Giants.
After just 18,798 fans turned out for a rare Tigers home fixture at Docklands, Hardwick said he hated when Richmond played there.
"Great place, Marvel, fantastic. Love it," Hardwick said with a big grin on Wednesday.
"Hate was a very strong word, we move on pretty quickly."
Australian Associated Press