MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: Tom Lynch of the Tigers, hoping to play round one after coming back from injury, performs a running drill by himself during the Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval on March 19, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has confirmed new recruit Tom Lynch will take the field against Carlton on Thursday night in the 2019 season opener.

Lynch was fighting to be fit after sustaining a knee injury towards the back end of last season, but has done enough to be named in Round 1.

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