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.

AFL

Richmond's media-shy Jack Riewoldt back from injury

Emma Quayle Jack Riewoldt's absence from Richmond's pre-season teams will end on Friday.

Matthew Kreuzer, Matthew Watson late withdrawals for Carlton's match against Richmond

Matthew Kreuzer.

Emma Quayle Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer is set to miss Thursday night's game against Richmond, due to his ongoing foot problem.

AFL

Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

Getting ready for the AFL draft.

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

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.

AFL

Talia wins Rising Star award

Daniel Talia

Emma Quayle Recruiters repeat the same line before every draft: that they’re planning to take the ‘‘best available player’’.

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Belief is the key, says Rising Star

Daniel Talia with girlfriend Megan Bennett.

Emma Quayle Recruiters repeat the same line before every single draft: that they're planning to take the 'best available player' with their pick.

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.

Football

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.

AFL

Tigers earn stripes in final stages

Tiger tough: Shaun Grigg (above) of Richmond handballs against Essendon in Wangaratta.

Emma Quayle, Wangaratta What a difference a year makes. This time last year the Wangaratta Showgrounds were underwater.

AFL

Tigers pass another test

Jack Riewoldt

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

AFL

Richmond coach pleased with team's maturity

Damien Hardwick outlines strategy to his players during a break.

Emma Quayle Win seen as evidence of team that's better able to adjust to force games its way,

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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.

Blues snatch win over Tigers

Ruckmen revelry: Richmond big man Ivan Maric and his Carlton counterpart Matthew Kreuzer are in sync in their battle for the ball last night.

Emma Quayle Carlton moves within one win of the top eight with a heart-stopping four-point victory.

Injury scare for Deledio

Playing it safe: Brett Deledio.

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