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Cyril Rioli to play VFL if Hawthorn reaches grand final

Cyril Rioli

Jesse Hogan Cyril Rioli's near three-month absence from playing is set to end this weekend in the VFL, as Hawthorn prepares for him to make a dramatic return for next weekend's grand final.

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Box Hill Hawks looking to go back-to-back in VFL grand final

Ben McEvoy of the Hawks and Nick Meese of  Williamstown compete for the ball during the VFL preliminary final at North Port Oval on Sunday.

Brent Diamond Hawthorn’s VFL affiliate, the Box Hill Hawks, will aim to go back-to-back when it meets Footscray in next Sunday's VFL grand final at Etihad Stadium, after a pulsating seven-point preliminary...

Bulldogs have plenty of bark, but the Box Hill Hawks are flying

Brent Diamond Whether or not it is a surprise to see Footscray – in its return as a stand-alone club – in this year's VFL grand final, the Bulldogs won't take anything for granted.

Young Bulldogs overrun Port Melbourne to make VFL grand final

Happy days: Footscray’s Brett Goodes (left) celebrates with Jason Johannisen during Saturday’s preliminary final.

Brent Diamond Footscray coach Chris Maple hopes Bulldogs fans will travel to Etihad Stadium in droves next Sunday after his team remarkably made the VFL grand final in its return season as a stand-alone team after...

Surprise packet Bulldogs brim with talent for VFL match that offers shade of 1923

A Sherrin footy.

Brent Diamond Footscray has named a strong line-up for its preliminary final clash against Port Melbourne as perhaps shades of 1923 hit the VFL in this finals series.

Hawthorn's Ben McEvoy cleared to play in VFL final after Williamstown appeal fails

Hawthorn ruckman Ben McEvoy has been cleared to play in the VFL preliminary final for Box Hill this weekend, after the AFL Victoria Appeals Board rejected a protest from Williamstown over his...

Western rivals Werribee and Williamstown to meet in VFL semi-final

Ben Warren has been the leading goalkicker for Werribee this season.

Brent Diamond Werribee has set up a VFL semi-final showdown against its western arch rival Williamstown after a gutsy 37-point win over North Ballarat.

Hawks have plenty in reserve in VFL finals

A Sherrin footy.

Brent Diamond The Box Hill Hawks surge towards another grand final bodes well for Hawthorn's rich amount of depth to be called upon if required as both teams dream of the prospect of back-to-back flags.

Rioli won't play VFL this weekend, say Hawks

Cyril Rioli's season may be over.

Jon Pierik Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli won't return from injury in the VFL next weekend but Ryan Schoenmakers and Matt Suckling have been given special dispensation to play in an under-23 "young guns" curtain...

Williamstown Seagulls shatter Werribee Tigers with nine-goal final burst in VFL semi-final

Williamstown celebrate their gutsy win over Werribee.

Brent Diamond A career-best performance by long-time AFL draft hopeful Kane Lambert and a masterstroke from coach Andy Collins culminated in a remarkable win for Williamstown over rival Werribee in a dramatic VFL...

Williamstown to appeal decision allowing Ben McEvoy to play for Box Hill in VFL

Ben McEvoy celebrates an AFL goal earlier in the year.

Daniel Cherny Williamstown has advised AFL Victoria it will appeal the decision to allow out-of-favour Hawthorn ruckman Ben McEvoy to play in the VFL preliminary final for Box Hill on Sunday, which Williamstown...

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McEvoys help get the job done over Port in the VFL

Box Hill’s Jordan Kelly is tackled in the qualifying final against Port Melbourne at North Port Oval.

Brent Diamond The Box Hill Hawks blooded Peter McEvoy, the younger brother of Hawthorn ruckman Ben, for the brothers' first game together in 11 years and it paid dividends in the 24-point win over Port Melbourne...

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North Melbourne's fit-again Daniel Wells rapt to return, in VFL or AFL

Daniel Wells.

Jesse Hogan For North Melbourne the on-field return of Daniel Wells in even a limited capacity will be a welcome one.

Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan to return via the VFL

Bouncing back: Jesse Hogan.

Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan is set to finally return on the weekend.

Collingwood father-son prospect Darcy Moore to play in Magpies' VFL side

Darcy Moore (left) will play for Collingwood's VFL team on Saturday.

Daniel Cherny His name has been bandied about as one of those potentially impacted by changes to the father-son bidding process, but Darcy Moore will definitely play at least one for Collingwood - albeit in the...

Demon Hogan makes good return in VFL

Solid game: Jesse Hogan.

Brent Diamond Melbourne’s great forward hope makes an encouraging return for the Casey Scorpions.

Gary Ayres: VFL's stand-alone clubs standing tall

Gary Ayres says the Borough would have plenty of challenges in September as it looks to regain key personnel from injury.

Brent Diamond Port Melbourne coach Gary Ayres has lauded the VFL's stand-alone clubs for their competitiveness this season against the influx of AFL-listed talent.

Lowest VFL goalkicking totals in 100 years

Liam McBean (right) has kicked 35 goals in the VFL season so far.

Brent Diamond The days of VFL spearheads kicking large tallies of goals appear to be a thing of the past with this year’s Frosty Miller Medal winner set to land on the lowest tally since Footscray’s...

VFL: Hawthorn ruckman Sam Grimley kicks seven

Sam Grimley (right) battles Paul Dirago.

Brent Diamond Hawthorn ruckman Sam Grimley kicked seven goals to equal Port Melbourne’s Daniel Connors on 38 goals in the race for the Frosty Miller Medal in Box Hill’s 129-point smashing of the...

VFL: Tigers' win keeps Cats out of finals

Generic Sherrin.

Brent Diamond The Werribee Tigers' impressive 25-point win over Frankston has kept last year's grand finalist Geelong out of this year's VFL finals, beginning next week.