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.

Why the Hawks don't like Mundy or Pav after loss in west

Brad Elborough and Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson upbeat despite the Hawks relinquishing a place in the top two of the ladder.

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Jarryd Roughead's Hawks restore their pride against Eagles

Luke Lowden celebrates a goal on debut

Emma Quayle Jarryd Roughead’s dented pride helped propel him to one of his best-ever matches for a more settled and better prepared Hawthorn side on Saturday, with the forward kicking eight goals in the...

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Stronger Schoenmakers offers versatility for Hawks

Ryan Schoenmakers is congratulated by teammates.

Emma Quayle If you thought Ryan Schoenmakers looked glad to be back, you were right: he hadn't played in a year.

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New faces to launch Hawks' premiership defence

Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli

Emma Quayle Two rookies are among those being considered to fill the seven vacancies from the team that won the 2013 premiership.

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Young Hawks will share the load in 2014, Josh Gibson says

Focused: Josh Gibson on the training track in South Africa.

Emma Quayle Josh Gibson expects team to share goal-scoring responsibilities as evenly as it did this year.

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Hawks secure big man Ben McEvoy from St Kilda

St Kilda's Ben McEvoy, left.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle St Kilda boldly traded ruck Ben McEvoy as part of a move that will see it end up with three draft picks inside the top 20 and recruit another mature ruckman such as Darren Jolly.

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Hawks and Swans: master tradesmen

Lance Franklin collides with Lewis Roberts Thomson.

Emma Quayle It takes time to piece together a premiership side. It takes even more to keep it at the top.

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Hawks head into break happy with their depth

Demon Lynden Dunn is unable to prevent another Hawthorn goal.

Emma Quayle Hawthorn heads into midseason break with ninth win and confidence in depth.

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Hawks may be given short shrift

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Emma Quayle Ladder leader Hawthorn may enter this year's finals series off a shorter break than rest of top eight.

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Hawks aim to starve Crows attack

Sam Mitchell and Adelaide

Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says the best way to combat Adelaide star Taylor Walker in Saturday's AFL preliminary final is to cut off his supply.

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Tigers use finals plan on Hawks

Jack Riewoldt.

Emma Quayle Never wanting to get too comfortable, Damien Hardwick wants to try new tactics against the Hawks.

Hawks humble Demons

Ball sense: Hawthorn's Grant Birchall (centre) battles for the ball against Melbourne's Jack Watts.

Emma Quayle Lance Franklin shines as Hawthorn gets the better of Melbourne.

Mojo rising, the Hawks spread wings

Hawthorn's Lance Franklin

Emma Quayle The Hawks are starting to soar but coach Alastair Clarkson is remaining wary.

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Jack Frost the only Magpie set to play a full season, as the club's injury run continues

Jack Frost emerges from a pack when the Magpies played the Hawks in round 14 in June.

Emma Quayle Jack Frost will do something no other Collingwood player has been able to manage should he get through training this week and line up against Hawthorn on Friday night.

Hawthorn still pushing for top-two finish in 2014

Jarryd Roughead’s return from suspension will strengthen Hawthorn’s attack against Geelong.

Emma Quayle Hawthorn’s players have not given up on a top-two finish, but are acutely aware of their need to limit their opposition to lower scores in the final stretch of the season.

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Brian Lake, Drew Petrie charges defended by match review panel

Hawthorn defender Brian Lake chokes his opponent Drew Petrie.

Emma Quayle The match review panel looked at the grappling undertaken by both Brian Lake and Drew Petrie in isolation, rather than in combination, in deciding both deserved disciplinary action.

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Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli sidelined for up to 10 weeks

Injured: Cyril Rioli.

Emma Quayle The season could be over for Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli after his latest hamstring injury.

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The best day of Hawthorn ruckman Luke Lowden's life

Luke Lowden comes to grips with Nic Naitanui.

Emma Quayle Every time Luke Lowden crawled close to the start of the queue, the line got even longer.

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Jarryd Roughead kicks eight as Hawthorn overwhelms West Coast

Jarryd Roughead (second from right) flies for a mark.

Emma Quayle The storyline leading in was about who Hawthorn didn’t have, and what West Coast hasn’t been able to do.

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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson starts his slow return to work

Alastair Clarkson.

Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has begun a gradual and low-key return to work, sitting in on the occasional meeting as he continues to recover from his auto-immune condition.