Dan Butler Ruled Out Of Qualifying Final Against Hawthorn

Fallen short.

Dan Butler Ruled Out Of Qualifying Final Against Hawthorn Image: AAP

Richmond forward Dan Butler has fallen short in his bid to play Thursday night's AFL qualifying final against Hawthorn but midfielder Kane Lambert is a certain starter.

Coach Damien Hardwick did not reveal who will make way for Lambert but confirmed the Tigers would make just one change, with Butler yet to fully recover from an ankle injury which has sidelined him since round 16.

"He won't play. He tried to put his hand up but it just wasn't quite responding the way we'd like," Hardwick told reporters on Wednesday.

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