Jake Niall

Jake Niall

Jake Niall is a senior sports writer at 'The Age' specialising mainly in coverage of the AFL. He writes a weekly column for 'The Sunday Age' and has been on staff with 'The Age' or 'Sunday Age' since 1995. Jake, who combines original news with commentary, match-based writing, features and analysis, has won a number of awards, including the Alf Brown award for the best performer in AFL media in 2012, the Melbourne Press Club's 2007 Quill award for best sports story in any medium and a Walkley award, shared with colleagues Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie, Caroline Wilson and John Silvester, for best coverage of a major issue (Essendon scandal) in 2013.

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Brett Deledio set to miss 2-3 weeks

Brett Deledio will be back either in round seven or after the bye in round eight.

Jake Niall Richmond midfield gun Brett Deledio is expected to miss the nexxt 2-3 weeks, meaning he will either return against Geelong in round seven, or wait until after the Tigers have had the bye in round...

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Pies tear apart paper Tigers

Steely resolve: Steele Sidebottom beats Nathan Gordon.

Jake Niall This match was viewed as consequential, not so much for the winner, but for the loser. At 2-2 after four rounds, a team is respectable. At 1-3, you're in the bunker.

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Paradise postponed at Richmond

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Jake Niall Richmond's renaissance has stalled, if not reversed. Paradise has been postponed, or indefinitely cancelled.

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Tigers atone for past sins with win over Blues

Richmond v Carlton AFL round 2 MCG , Richmonds Dustin Martin celebrates the sealing  goal
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Thursday the 27th of March 2014

Jake Niall The script was the same. It was all set up for another humiliation. We could all see it coming, as the Blues gradually whittled down the lead.

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Tigers can't do without Hampson

Shaun Hampson.

Jake Niall When Richmond gave up its second round draft selection for Shaun Hampson in October, there were sceptics aplenty within the football fraternity who considered that the Tigers had paid ''overs.''

Cotchin, Vickery back for Tigers

Trent Cotchin.

Jake Niall Richmond has confirmed that skipper Trent Cotchin should return to the side for Sunday's game against Melbourne.

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Well tuned Tigers hit winning note

Mitch Robinson.

Jake Niall There were many times when the Richmond crowd were thinking 'it's happening again'.

We want Cloke, says Judd

Travis Cloke

Jake Niall Carlton's player leadership group have given the all-clear for the club to pursue Collingwood's powerhouse forward Travis Cloke.

Out of the hole

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Jake Niall It was no groundhog year for the Tigers who appear to be a club escaping the shadows of the past.

Tigers on prowl for North forward Edwards

Aaron Edwards.

Jake Niall Richmond is a strongly considering acquiring out-of-contract North Melbourne forward Aaron Edwards.

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Tigers on prowl for North forward Edwards

Aaron Edwards.

Jake Niall Richmond is a strongly considering acquiring out-of-contract North Melbourne forward Aaron Edwards.

Saints hold out hope on late trade for Brown

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Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda is still hopeful that a deal can be struck for Mitch Brown.

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Tigers avoid an opening disaster

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Jake Niall Thursday night's outcome wasn't a case of paradise lost for Carlton, rather, a catastrophe averted for Richmond.

Blue the looking glass

Jake Niall Richmond is tracking Carlton on the path to success, but it will take a lot of patience and hard work.

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The Tigers' new stripes

Jake Niall Two new arrivals at Richmond might make all the difference to the Tigers' game plan.

Another dose of Blues for Tigers

Cool Blue: Carlton's Bryce Gibbs looks for a teammate in the match against Richmond on Thursday night.

Jake Niall Does Richmond really need to play Carlton in the season's first mega-match?