Tigers sweat on fitness of ruck Nankervis

Jason Phelan

Richmond could go into their top-of-the-table AFL clash against against West Coast without No.1 ruckman Toby Nankervis.

The Tigers ruckman is battling a wrist injury suffered during his side's round-eight win over North Melbourne and is in some doubt for the Optus Stadium encounter on Sunday.

"We're reasonably confident at this stage, but that's not to say that doesn't change ... we'll make a pretty early call on that one," Hardwick told reporters on Friday.