Emma Quayle

Emma Quayle

Emma Quayle joined The Age as a cadet journalist in 1999 and has been covering football since 2001. She has won awards from the Australian Football Media Association and AFL Players Association for her feature writing, and specialised for many years in covering junior football and the AFL draft. Emma's two books - The Draft and Nine Lives (the story of former Essendon wingman Adam Ramanauskas' battle with cancer) - were published in 2008 and 2010.

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Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.

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Tigers pass another test

Jack Riewoldt

Emma Quayle TIgers smash the Dogs by 60 points to consolidate position in the eight.

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Tigers sharing the load

St Kilda's Trent Dennis-Lane finds his movement somewhat restricted by Richmond's Bachar Houli.

Emma Quayle Richmond's 64-point win can be described as mature, composed, controlled.

Magpie's rookie mistake

The mature-age recruit: As far as first-year AFL players go, Sam Dwyer, at 26, is an old man.

Emma Quayle After playing in the VFL for eight years, Sam Dwyer wasn't going to let injury keep him out of AFL games - until he got caught out.

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Tigers at last over the Blues

Brett Deledio celebrates.

Emma Quayle Mitch Robinson became the first player to test the AFL's new concussion procedures, as Richmond reversed its poor recent starts against the Blues, survived a late Carlton challenge and opened their...

Hardwick pleased with 'important' early win

Tigers coach Damien Hardwick.

Emma Quayle Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has told his players they have the chance to build some rare early-season momentum, after the Tigers held off Carlton to win their first round match by five points.

Tigers romp, Dons out of luck

Tigers hold Dons at bay.

Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.

Emma Quayle's club-by-club guide to the 2012 national draft

Trade and draft news.

Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.

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All Stars too strong for the Tigers

Steven Verrier

Emma Quayle THIS was Richmond, but a not-just-yet version. There was no Trent Cotchin, no Brett Deledio, no Ivan Maric, and Jack Riewoldt had flown home with the flu.

Deledio on the job

Brett Deledio

Emma Quayle Brett Deledio wants to be a leader at Tigerland even after missing out on the captaincy.

Injury scare for Deledio

Playing it safe: Brett Deledio.

Emma Quayle Richmond star's first significant hitout of the pre-season cut short.

Fit Roos hope to get hop on opposition

North Melbourne players take part in a practice match last week.

Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.

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Dogs have licence to go far and wide

Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs' first major hitout for the year suggests they'll take a bulging midfield into the season.