You have to look at the total picture not just pick and choose the odd game. As well as what they do as follow up work to the hitoutsThe 2 sides played just 11 days ago with Geelong having a ruck combo of Stanley/Ratugolea and we ended up losing the hit outs 32-34, winning the clearances 34-30 and tying in the centre clearances 10-10.
On top of that Stanley’s 18 disposals was more than Richmond’s 2 ruckmen combined.
Nankervis finished the PF with just 5 disposals and 11 hit outs. If any Geelong ruckman produced those stats there would be page after page on here demanding they be dropped and claiming we couldn’t win finals while carrying them.
Yet Richmond stuck with both Nankervis and the 2 ruck setup. And Nankervis ran Mumford ragged before quarter time in the GF.
Doubt there are many who would say our ruck set up is superior to the Tigs. The fact we chop and change our ruck set up illustrates that even those in the inner sanctum are concerned about it.