With a shrinking injury list and a friendly fixture which could see them play the rest of the season at the MCG, there is a growing sentiment that Richmond is the team to beat in 2019.
The Tigers dismantled the Pies on Friday night for their fifth consecutive win, leading by as many as 52 points before Collingwood made the scoreboard appear more respectable late.
The 32-point triumph sees Richmond rise into the top four after a completed round for the first time since after round 10.
Riewoldt said Richmond has what it takes to win its second flag in three years.
“I declared them last Wednesday and I’m doubling down,” Riewoldt told SEN Breakfast.
“I just think their style stands up.
“Mack Horton is probably a cautionary tale of going the early crow after the weekend, but I’m declaring Richmond premiers.”