Cyril Rioli

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Cyril Rioli says Hawthorn can still win flag without Lance Franklin

Cameron Whiteley, Devonport Hawthorn can cope without Lance Franklin in bid for another flag, says Cyril Rioli.

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Hawk Cyril Rioli in doubt for Swans finals clash

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24:  Cyril Rioli of the Hawks leaves the field injured during the round 22 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn small forward Cyril Rioli is in doubt for Friday's AFL qualifying final against Sydney at the MCG after failing to train with the main group on Thursday.

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Cyril Rioli looking fit for Hawthorn preliminary final against Geelong

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Jesse Hogan Cyril Rioli is winning his fitness battle for a place in Hawthorn's preliminary final team.

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Brian Lake and Cyril Rioli to miss start of 2014 AFL season

Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli

Hawthorn premiership players Brian Lake and Cyril Rioli will miss the start of the 2014 AFL season, after accepting penalties from the Match Review Panel.

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AFL 2014 round four teams

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All the teams for round four of the 2014 AFL season.

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Hawks too classy as Suns burnt

Tom Lynch and Luke Hodge fly for the ball.

Andrew Stafford It's been suggested that Hawthorn might not have played a better half of football than the one it produced against Fremantle.

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Kyle Cheney embraces a footballer's double life

On the fly: Kyle Cheney reaches for the ball against Essendon.

Peter Hanlon Kyle Cheney played in nine losing AFL games before a winning one, and his last nine have all been victorious. He last experienced defeat almost two years ago.

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Sydney Swans' Lewis Jetta rejuvenated and ready to better 2012

Road Runner: Fleet-footed Lewis Jetta at Swans practice on Wednesday.

Andrew Wu After a season ravaged by injury, Lewis Jetta has boldly declared he is on the verge of returning to the form that made him such a vital part of Sydney's premiership team two years ago.

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Dockers set targets on Hawthorn forwards

Man with a plan: Ross Lyon.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has set his team the challenge of limiting Hawthorn to 12 goals or less in Friday night's grand final re-match.

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Same place, even better time if you like the Hawks

Hawthorn's Matthew Suckling tackles Stephen Hill of Fremantle.

Greg Baum Different year, different teams, different occasion. There was a premiership flag at the MCG on Friday night, but it was 2013's, now unfurled for the first time.

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Same place, even better time if you like the Hawks

Greg Baum Different year, different teams, different occasion. There was a premiership flag at the MCG on Friday night, but it was 2013's, now unfurled for the first time.

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Hawthorn win is one for the ages

Step ahead: Hawk Luke Breust gets his kick away under pressure.

Jake Niall Have the Hawks ever played a better half than the opening two quarters of this grand final ''replay''?

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Age Footballer of the Year: Round 2 votes

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The following are the second-round votes for the Age Footballer of the Year award.

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Ruck dilemma for Bombers

Paddy Ryder.

John Salvado Essendon will likely take a makeshift ruck division into the big round-three clash with Carlton.

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Rioli magic takes game from Dons

Cyril Rioli celebrates his match-winning goal.

Michael Gleeson The Hawks had led. They trailed. They had less than a minute to go. They had Cyril Rioli.

AFL round two: Essendon v Hawthorn

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Lee Crossley Follow live coverage of the round two clash of these bitter rivals, both convincing round one winners.

A Buddy big relief for Bombers

Prepared for battle: Essendon’s Jobe Watson (right) at training on Tuesday.

Matt Murnane Of the expected six players missing from Hawthorn's premiership 22 for Friday night's blockbuster against Essendon, there is one whose absence is of particular relief to the Bombers.

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Rioli boots Hawthorn to thrilling victory

John Salvado Cyril Rioli kicked the match-winner for the Hawks with little more than a minute remaining as the reigning premiers won 13.12 (90) to 12.14 (86).

Hawks still rule, but Bombers redraw the line

Hawthorn v Essendon

Greg Baum After 10 years, the line in the sand had become more of a scuff mark in the grass. Essendon, full of bravado, kept giving it the good old-fashioned "c'mon, I'll have ya", but never did, quite.

New season, new look for Melbourne and St Kilda

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AFL draft 2013 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Picture by John French 21nov2013

Rohan Connolly Melbourne and St Kilda will bear little resemblance to the line-ups of last season when they clash on Saturday - even their coaches are new.