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.

Blues snatch win over Tigers

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

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.

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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.

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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.

Tigers' top pick set to play

Nick Vlastuin.

Emma Quayle Richmond is set to introduce its top draft pick in the season opener for the fourth consecutive year.

Tigers fit and ready to fire

Richmond's Reece Conca

Emma Quayle Richmond will resume from its mid-season bye within reach of its first September since 2001 and with an almost full squad to plan the second half of its season around.

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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.

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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...

Legendary AFL coach Tom Hafey dies

Tom Hafey

Emma Quayle Legendary AFL coach Tom Hafey has died. He was aged 82.

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How the Suns and Giants got the best of both worlds

Gary Ablett

Emma Quayle The television commercial starts with a boy and girl arguing across the dinner table: what would be better, soft taco shells or hard? It ends with the whole family celebrating their young sister's...

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Why Demons' recruit Dom Tyson is glad Paul Roos rang back

Dom Tyson is repaying the Demons' faith in him.

Emma Quayle The first time Paul Roos rang, Dom Tyson didn’t see too much point in calling back.

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Richmond's media-shy Jack Riewoldt back from injury

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Brett Deledio and Jack Riewoldt look on during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at ME Bank Centre on March 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

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

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New faces in the mix for AFL's round one

Paul chapman

Emma Quayle  A team-by-team look at the fresh talent who may have an influence on your club's results this year.

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Richmond won't panic as it seeks its first win of season

Richmond players return to the rooms after losing to the Suns.

Emma Quayle Richmond's disappointment at its opening round loss is unlikely to spark any panic at the selection table before Thursday night's match against Carlton.

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.

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NRL booted off stadium

Simon Lethlean

Emma Quayle NRL forced into late-season fixture reshuffle after being booted off ANZ Stadium.

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Dockers keeping Gumbleton waiting

Scott Gumbleton.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Fremantle works through Essendon forward's medical assessment.

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Demons zero in on Crow Vince

Bernie Vince

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Bernie Vince on the cusp of signing a lucrative long-term deal to join Melbourne.

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How your club fared in the free agency and trade period

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Compiled by Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson It has taken three weeks but the AFL free agency and trade period has finally ended. Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson examine which clubs 'won' and which didn't.

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