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Title: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on November 24, 2015, 07:38:23 PM
Welcome aboard the Tiggy Train, Daniel.

 :)
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: dwaino on November 24, 2015, 07:39:22 PM
You beauty  :cheers
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Simonator on November 24, 2015, 07:40:32 PM
Let's hope he's half as good as Cyril
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: JP Tiger on November 24, 2015, 07:42:02 PM
Woohoooo!   :birthday
I'm rapped to have another Rioli in yellow & black!    ;D   :clapping   :cheers
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: 🏅Dooks on November 24, 2015, 07:43:06 PM
Thought he was ranked outside the top 25?

What's changed?
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: one-eyed on November 24, 2015, 07:43:58 PM
Daniel Rioli

Player bio
Former club:   North Ballarat Rebels
Age:   18
Height:   179cm
Weight:   69kg
Position:   Forward

2015 Statistics
Games:   3
Goals:   4
Avg Kicks:   8
Avg Marks:   2
Avg Hballs:   4.3

Small forward or defender who is extremely dangerous around goals and capable overhead for his size. Cousin of Cyril and impressed during the NAB AFL U18 Championships and during the TAC Cup finals with four goals against the Geelong Falcons.

(http://www.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL%20Tenant/AFL/Files/Images/RIOLI-Daniel-2015.jpg)

http://www.afl.com.au/draft/draft-tracker
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Owl on November 24, 2015, 07:45:03 PM
Awesome stuff, Grandson of the Great Maurice, will be a ripper.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Diocletian on November 24, 2015, 07:46:36 PM
Oh Danny boy, the Tiger Stripes are calling.....

Just relieved it wasn't Mathieson or Clark...
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: dwaino on November 24, 2015, 07:46:54 PM
Number 17 is available  :whistle
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: WA Tiger on November 24, 2015, 07:54:22 PM
Welcome Daniel, round one please.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: one-eyed on November 24, 2015, 07:57:08 PM
2015 Draft Profile: Daniel Rioli

Posted by Peter Williams
boundforglorynews.com.au
21 November, 2015   


Daniel Rioli
(North Ballarat Rebels)

Height: 180 cm
Weight: 69 kg
Position: Small forward
Player comparison: Jeff Garlett
Strengths: Goal sense, x-factor, agility, speed
Weaknesses: Defensive work, consistency
First year impact: Very low

Whenever the surname Rioli is brought up, there is unrivalled excitement.

Like Cyril before him and Maurice and Michael before Cyril, Daniel Rioli is sure to become a cult hero at an AFL club.

Everyone would get sick of comparing one Rioli with another, but Daniel does bring back memories of Cyril as a teenager.

He is a human highlight reel that can win a game off his own boot in one quarter, but he can also not be sighted for 90 per cent of the game.

Much like Cyril, consistency is the biggest question mark over Daniel, but like Cyril, he is a high reward for a club that can untap his potential.

In the national championships at Etihad Stadium playing for Northern Territory, Rioli showed his talent by kicking a miraculous goal in the middle of a pack from an impossible angle.

To best describe the goal, it was Rioli-esque and from that moment, the crowd knew he was capable of the impossible.

Daniel is super quick, has great agility, a nous for the impossible and a good judge of the ball in flight and the bounce of the ball.

He will need to improve his consistency as well as bulk up a little and continue to work on his defensive game.

In the modern game, there are very few pigeon-holed small forwards. Eddie Betts is the prime example of a crumbing forward, but he is elite and there are very few in the same company.

Cyril used to be a classic small forward, but he is now a bonafide midfielder/forward after working on his tank and his defensive pressure.

Daniel Rioli, like Cyril, is undoubtedly likely to light up the MCG, running down a wing, dodging and weaving a few players and kicking a goal from the boundary line.

His highlights will be bordering from the unbelievable to the impossible and everything in between.

However, can he develop to become that midfielder/forward who is renowned for his defensive pressure as much as his highlights?

Rioli has a light frame and while he will need to bulk up a little, it is unlikely he will put on much to hamper his speed and agility.

He is a player that cannot be left alone or be given a metre at a stoppage, because he will turn it into a mile.

In the qualifying final, Daniel Rioli kicked four second half goals after barely being sighted in the first half.

Coming back from a large deficit against the Geelong Falcons, Rioli singlehandedly turned the game around and in the blink of an eye, it went from a near-certain Falcons victory, to an impressive comeback and the Rebels advanced to the preliminary finals.

If he becomes a four quarter player, Rioli could be anything. The fact he can play a quarter and still put his hand up for best on ground speaks volumes of his ability.

Of all the players in the draft, Rioli will have the most interest over where he is selected. Could his ability to drift in and out of games have an impact, or will his ability to turn a game on its head and be a match-winner sway the recruiters?

In all likelihood, Rioli is a second round pick. On form, he is probably a third round pick; on potential, he is easily a first round pick.

Balancing the two factors, a second round pick seems about right, but with the right guidance and development, Rioli could become an exceptional player.

In his first year, Rioli will bide his time in the reserves, with his highlights having fans drooling on the sidelines demanding he be promoted to the seniors.

However, if developed right, Rioli would be worth the wait and a four-quarter Rioli is better than a one to two-quarter Rioli.

One thing is for sure, regardless of where he ends up, Daniel Rioli will be a player every fan watches with interest.

http://www.boundforglorynews.com.au/2015-draft-profile-daniel-rioli/
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Go Richo 12 on November 24, 2015, 07:57:24 PM
Is he a good bloke?
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: one-eyed on November 24, 2015, 07:57:49 PM
Video of Daniel Rioli:

2015 AFL draft prospect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLGiZdR9z-M

Rioli at the AFL draft combine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q7Fl8_SHQY

Another Rioli ready to roll: http://www.afl.com.au/video/2015-10-10/another-rioli-ready-to-roll
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on November 24, 2015, 08:01:25 PM
Yessssssssssssssss Big man  :clapping

Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: one-eyed on November 24, 2015, 08:08:02 PM
Leon Harris on SEN telling Tiger fans not to expect any impact from Rioli in his first year. Wait for him to be a player in 2-3 years time.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 24, 2015, 08:15:31 PM
Let's hope he's half as good as Cyril

Understand what you're saying but ... in fairness to the kid

I don't want us comparing him to Cyril

Just want him to be Daniel and for him to be the best he can be
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: WA Tiger on November 24, 2015, 08:15:36 PM
Leon Harris on SEN telling Tiger fans not to expect any impact from Rioli in his first year. Wait for him to be a player in 2-3 years time.


Yeah heard that, be nice if we had that long.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Simonator on November 24, 2015, 08:25:42 PM
Let's hope he's half as good as Cyril

Understand what you're saying but ... in fairness to the kid

I don't want us comparing him to Cyril

Just want him to be Daniel and for him to be the best he can be

Obviously, but a comparison to Cyril is something he's probably
Gonna have to get used  to. I could also say let's hope he's half as good as Gary Ablett ?  :shh
But seriously.. Hope he makes a name for himself.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Diocletian on November 24, 2015, 08:35:09 PM
Rising Star-Brownlow-Norm Smith treble next year - get on him... :shh
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 24, 2015, 08:36:57 PM
Have to say I am really happy with this selection

We've been a bit daring, rather than doing what we normally do that is being conservative
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: tony_montana on November 24, 2015, 08:42:02 PM
Thought he was ranked outside the top 25?

What's changed?

Came home with a wet sail, his performances improved heaps towards the end of the season, culminating in close to BOG performances in his last 2 games which included a curtain raiser for the grand final
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: one-eyed on November 24, 2015, 09:43:27 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUkhtfBUYAE5z1W.jpg)
https://twitter.com/superfooty/status/669103148632551424

 :thumbsup

Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Jonesracing82 on November 24, 2015, 09:49:22 PM
he'll at least play NAB so we'll have a squiz then
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: one-eyed on November 24, 2015, 09:55:18 PM
2015 National Draft: Pick 15, Daniel Rioli

richmondfc.com.au 
November 24, 2015 7:33 PM


Richmond has used its first selection (pick 15) in the 2015 National Draft, to recruit silky-skilled, speedy small forward Daniel Rioli from the North Ballarat Rebels.

Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from the cousin of current-day Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli, in future seasons . . .

Profile
DOB: 16/04/1997
Height: 180cm
Weight: 71kg
Club recruited from: North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup)
Junior club: St Mary’s
Position: Small forward


In a nutshell


Rioli’s great uncle, Maurice Rioli, was a champion footballer with Richmond in the 1980s, when he won two Jack Dyer Medals, and a Norm Smith Medal in 1982.

Daniel Rioli grew up in the Northern Territory, on the Tiwi Islands, but moved to Victoria four years ago.

He played nine games with North Ballarat Rebels in the TAC Cup in 2015, and kicked four goals in an eye-catching qualifying final exhibition against the Geelong Falcons.

Rioli represented the Northern Territory at the 2015 under-18 National Championships, impressing in each of his three outings.

The talented teenager also was a member of the under-18 Allies team which competed against the AFL Academy side in the 2015 Grand Final curtain-raiser on the MCG, and was named among the best players for his quality display in that match.

An AFL Combine standout

Rioli was this year's standout performer at the AFL Combine held at Etihad Stadium. He demonstrated a top-class mix of endurance and speed that saw a significant surge in his draft stocks. Rioli finished equal second in the 20-metre sprint (recording a time of 2.89 seconds) and won the 30-metre repeat sprints with an elite time of 24.15 seconds. He was placed in the top-10 for the vertical jump and clean hands test, and also ran to level 14.6 in the beep test. On top of Rioli’s excellent performances for the Northern Territory during the mid-year carnival, and with the Allies in the Grand Final curtain-raiser, his strong showing at the combine saw him rise up the draft pecking order.


From the Richmond recruiters

Combined playing football with St Patricks College in Ballarat, the AFL Victoria Laguntas program, North Ballart Rebels, and his home state of Northern Territory in the U18 National Championships. Rioli displays an ability to win 50/50 balls, and his average of 10 disposals per game at the National Championships comprised an average of 10 contested possessions per game. He loves to tackle, averaging five per game at TAC Cup level, with highs of eight, eight and nine. He has great speed, endurance and recovery.  Richmond will look to develop his game as a small forward, who will pressure the opposition and find the goals himself.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2015-11-24/2015-national-draft-pick-13-daniel-rioli
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: the claw on November 24, 2015, 10:16:51 PM
Not gunna bag the kid good luck to him.
I"m just disappointed we did not take the best available imo,  or  address some serious, greater  needs.Both Burton and Collins  were available and people know how much i have gone on about our talls over the years.

I suppose the flip side is we have finally made a heavy investment on a sml fwd.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: bojangles17 on November 24, 2015, 10:40:32 PM
Has great raw talent, the traits that should see him succeed ,  I expect we ll be a bit more patient with him than bling, minimum half year at vfl at least. Needs to add some size and build some confidence playing against men
If a small forward was indeed what we wanted, he s great pick. Prob at a similar stage to Eddie betts when he was drafted
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on November 24, 2015, 10:45:35 PM
Has great raw talent, the traits that should see him succeed ,  I expect we ll be a bit more patient with him than bling, minimum half year at vfl at least. Needs to add some size and build some confidence playing against men
If a small forward was indeed what we wanted, he s great pick. Prob at a similar stage to Eddie betts when he was drafted
Wasn't Bett's taken as a rookie pick?

Anyway, at least the Rioli name is back where it belongs - in yellow and black!
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Lozza on November 24, 2015, 10:49:15 PM
His bio shows his height at 180cm, his draft vid flashes up that his height is 175cm and that was posted in July, at that growth rate he should be around 200cm by the end of next season. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on November 24, 2015, 10:51:18 PM
His bio shows his height at 180cm, his draft vid flashes up that his height is 175cm and that was posted in July, at that growth rate he should be around 200cm by the end of next season. :thumbsup
Hopefully he stops at around 196cm..... ;D
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Penelope on November 24, 2015, 11:17:42 PM
has there ever been a successful small forward over 190cm?
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: the claw on November 24, 2015, 11:32:15 PM
has there ever been a successful small forward over 190cm?
According to some 200 is the new 190,  190 is the new 180. It is quite funny.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Penelope on November 24, 2015, 11:50:57 PM
well, jack dyer played ruck at 185cm
nat fythe non ruck midfielder 190cm.

but that doesnt fit with preconceptions so just ignore it and hope it goes away, hey?
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Stalin on November 25, 2015, 12:15:03 AM
Rioli    Reiwoldt    Lennon
 McBean Vickery/Grififiths    Yarren


 :shh
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on November 25, 2015, 12:20:32 AM
Rioli    Reiwoldt    Lennon
 McBean Vickery/Grififiths    Yarren


 :shh
Yarran. :shh
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on November 25, 2015, 06:23:31 AM
well, jack dyer played ruck at 185cm
nat fythe non ruck midfielder 190cm.

but that doesnt fit with preconceptions so just ignore it and hope it goes away, hey?
Jack Titus was 175cm and kicked almost 1000 goals as FF
Dusty Martin plays midfield/smallfwd at 187.

Surely there's a point there.


I honestly think we've potentially got a bit of a steal with Rioli His combine performance was absolutely elite, just didn't play enough footy during the year to get his stocks higher. I think he's got a fair bit of natural physical development to come, which is why he's 2-3 years off. Carn the Tiges!
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: eliminator on November 25, 2015, 06:35:24 AM
Have to say I am really happy with this selection

We've been a bit daring, rather than doing what we normally do that is being conservative

Agree. Happy with selection. Brings x factor to the club.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: MintOnLamb on November 25, 2015, 06:57:31 AM
Will watch with interest especially our management of the young man, i just hope our selection panel and player conditioning and mentoring system work well to foster Daniel to make him the best he can be at Richmond.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 25, 2015, 07:06:29 AM
Not gunna bag the kid good luck to him.
I"m just disappointed we did not take the best available imo,  or  address some serious, greater  needs.

IYO they didn't but in the Club's opinion they did

Let's see how it pans out
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: bojangles17 on November 25, 2015, 08:10:56 AM
Has great raw talent, the traits that should see him succeed ,  I expect we ll be a bit more patient with him than bling, minimum half year at vfl at least. Needs to add some size and build some confidence playing against men
If a small forward was indeed what we wanted, he s great pick. Prob at a similar stage to Eddie betts when he was drafted
Wasn't Bett's taken as a rookie pick?

Anyway, at least the Rioli name is back where it belongs - in yellow and black!
I think betts was yes, the thing I like about rioli is that he can pounce on a loose ball like a seagull on a hot chip. He has plenty of time as we have some experienced players that will be knocking on the door come  r1. I'm happy enough to see him spend plenty of time at vfl next year
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on November 25, 2015, 08:33:54 AM
Has great raw talent, the traits that should see him succeed ,  I expect we ll be a bit more patient with him than bling, minimum half year at vfl at least. Needs to add some size and build some confidence playing against men
If a small forward was indeed what we wanted, he s great pick. Prob at a similar stage to Eddie betts when he was drafted
Wasn't Bett's taken as a rookie pick?

Anyway, at least the Rioli name is back where it belongs - in yellow and black!
I think betts was yes, the thing I like about rioli is that he can pounce on a loose ball like a seagull on a hot chip. He has plenty of time as we have some experienced players that will be knocking on the door come  r1. I'm happy enough to see him spend plenty of time at vfl next year

yep fair call, when he's ready for seniors he'll get picked.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Stalin on November 25, 2015, 09:36:38 AM
Rubbish
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on November 25, 2015, 10:10:34 AM
Rubbish
Please elaborate.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: tdy on November 25, 2015, 10:30:36 AM
That is a great highlights reel

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2015-11-24/2015-national-draft-pick-13-daniel-rioli (http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2015-11-24/2015-national-draft-pick-13-daniel-rioli)

He has speed, agility, creativity and is willing to take the tackle and dish it off.

This kid has all the hallmarks to be a really good small forward.  KB Mk II, I hope he is as hungry for it as KB, nickname him Greedy instead then.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Beans on November 25, 2015, 10:36:36 AM
Rubbish
Please elaborate.
Please don't.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on November 25, 2015, 10:44:51 AM
That is a great highlights reel

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2015-11-24/2015-national-draft-pick-13-daniel-rioli (http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2015-11-24/2015-national-draft-pick-13-daniel-rioli)

He has speed, agility, creativity and is willing to take the tackle and dish it off.

This kid has all the hallmarks to be a really good small forward.  KB Mk II, I hope he is as hungry for it as KB, nickname him Greedy instead then.
That little highlight at the 1.14 minute mark was scintillating and something I used to see his great Uncle do time and time again. You can't learn that stuff. It is innate. Just brilliant!!!
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Jonesracing82 on November 25, 2015, 10:49:35 AM
well, jack dyer played ruck at 185cm
nat fythe non ruck midfielder 190cm.

but that doesnt fit with preconceptions so just ignore it and hope it goes away, hey?
Dusty is the same playing height/weight as Royce Hart. shows how the game has progressed as Dusty is a Mid & considered too small for CHF, even tho he can hold his own in that position
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Jonesracing82 on November 25, 2015, 10:52:39 AM
Not gunna bag the kid good luck to him.
I"m just disappointed we did not take the best available imo,  or  address some serious, greater  needs.Both Burton and Collins  were available and people know how much i have gone on about our talls over the years.

I suppose the flip side is we have finally made a heavy investment on a sml fwd.
needed a sml fwd - check
needed speed - check
needed a tall defender - check
need another ruck - hopefully we rookie one
i'd say we have drafted for need....
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Jonesracing82 on November 25, 2015, 10:53:56 AM
Has great raw talent, the traits that should see him succeed ,  I expect we ll be a bit more patient with him than bling, minimum half year at vfl at least. Needs to add some size and build some confidence playing against men
If a small forward was indeed what we wanted, he s great pick. Prob at a similar stage to Eddie betts when he was drafted
Wasn't Bett's taken as a rookie pick?

Anyway, at least the Rioli name is back where it belongs - in yellow and black!
I think betts was yes, the thing I like about rioli is that he can pounce on a loose ball like a seagull on a hot chip. He has plenty of time as we have some experienced players that will be knocking on the door come  r1. I'm happy enough to see him spend plenty of time at vfl next year

yep fair call, when he's ready for seniors he'll get picked.
agree, when ready he will pick himself
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Stalin on November 25, 2015, 12:16:01 PM
Rubbish
Please elaborate.
Please don't.

talented youngsters dont get a game at richmond when they are ready but rather once they rub out enough for the coach
Title: Next Rioli to do things his own way (Australian)
Post by: one-eyed on November 26, 2015, 02:39:20 AM
Next Rioli to do things his own way

AAP/ Australian
November 26, 2015


There’s only one Daniel Rioli in the AFL. While the new Richmond recruit cherishes his family’s rich football heritage, he is determined to make his own path.

Rioli’s late grandfather Maurice was a Richmond great — their social club is named after him — and his uncle Cyril was awarded the Norm Smith Medal after Hawthorn won this year’s grand final. Then there’s relative Michael Long and his fellow former Essendon player Dean Rioli.

Daniel is a speedy small forward with sublime skills, just like Cyril, and there was pre-draft speculation of a future at the Hawks.

“It’s very special coming to Richmond and having my grandfather play there,” Daniel said yesterday. “People try to compare me to my uncle — I’m a similar type of player — but I say to myself, ‘I’m Daniel, I will play my own role and my own style’.

“To see Cyril get up there and Maurice, Dean, Michael Long — it’s pretty special. Now me. I’m pretty happy with that. It’s hard work but I’m looking forward to the journey.”

When Daniel moved from the Northern Territory to St Patrick’s College in Ballarat, family support was crucial. “I went to over to his (Cyril’s) place a bit when I was down there — it was good to have family close by,” he said.

The Tigers took Rioli with pick No 15 after testing the new live bidding system.

“He brings an X-factor to our forward line, he’s quick, he’s dynamic and he kicks goals,” coach Damien Hardwick said.

“He can see things that a lot of other players can’t, and that’s what makes him special, in a way.

“He just does some things that you look at and go ‘wow’ — you can’t teach.”

It is full of meaning for the ­Tigers, given Maurice Rioli made a huge impression at Richmond in the 1980s.

“We fully believe Daniel will make his own name at our footy club,” Hardwick said.

“He has a famous uncle, there’s no doubt about that, and we named our social club after him.

“He’ll walk into that and be in awe, obviously, but we feel he’s going to be a wonderful player.”

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/afl/next-rioli-determined-to-do-things-his-way/story-fnca0u4y-1227623025532?sv=c235aabf3675184631f023bab790e215
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: one-eyed on November 26, 2015, 02:56:25 AM
Interviews:

Post-draft: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2015-11-24/draft-2015-meet-daniel-rioli

SEN: https://audioboom.com/boos/3851007-new-tigers-recruit-daniel-rioli-chats-to-morning-glory


* Pretty stoked to get my name called out.  I just can’t wait to get stuck into it.

* Leading up to it, I tried to keep it in the back of my head, just thinking I was coming here to the draft function to have a good time with family and enjoy the night.  Try not to think about it too much. Everything panned out real well on the night. Mum and dad came along for it.  They’re really proud. They can’t wait as well to see me there.

* I wasn’t too sure where I’d end up. Dad was on the internet looking up stuff.  He was telling me I might end up at Richmond, so I thought to myself I might have a chance here at pick 15.

* Going through Year 11 and 12, I started to think I should I take my footy a bit serious, knowing that it was my last couple of years at school in Victoria. So, I tried out with the Ballarat Rebels and got into the side and it all started from there. Then I played serious footy and under-18 National Championships as well with the Northern Territory, which I found really good. I played real well in the Championships, real consistent, and then got an invite to the National Combine. Leading up to that, I did a lot of training. Got myself real fit for that and everything panned out from then.

* Describing his game? Run and carry and just break the game open, kick some goals, tackle and apply forward pressure.

* I just try and put that aside and play my own brand of footy and be myself, really,” he said. Seeing his (Maurice's) highlights and him representing the Tiwi Islands and playing for Richmond is something special. I can’t wait to carry that name on with the Tigers.

* It’s a dream come true to live an AFL life.  Can’t wait to get there, meet all the boys and get stuck into it. Hopefully put on a show in 2016.

Full article: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2015-11-25/daniel-in-the-tigers-den
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: mightytiges on November 26, 2015, 02:47:26 PM
If there's an emphasis on Daniel "making his own name at our footy club" then we can forget about him getting the #17 jumper.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: The Machine on November 26, 2015, 08:23:22 PM
Very happy with this selection. I hope his new team mates are switched on and keep up with his footy mind. Young Rioli looks to be a jet!
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Stalin on November 26, 2015, 08:36:51 PM
Very happy with this selection. I hope his new team mates are switched on and keep up with his footy mind. Young Rioli looks to be a jet!

if we stop selecting the list blockers i dont see why they would not


Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: WA Tiger on November 26, 2015, 08:55:42 PM
Very happy with this selection. I hope his new team mates are switched on and keep up with his footy mind. Young Rioli looks to be a jet!

if we stop selecting the list blockers i dont see why they would not

And we get the ball into the forward line in a hurry so he can either run on to it or crumb it.
Title: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 30, 2015, 09:11:00 PM
Daniel Rioli to wear number 17 at Richmond, the same number great uncle Maurice wore at the Tigers

Jon Ralph
Herald Sun

RICHMOND will continue the tradition, handing exciting draftee Daniel Rioli his great uncle Maurice’s no. 17 jumper.

That famous jumper number is the most revered in Richmond’s history, worn by Jack “Captain Blood” Dyer over 19 seasons as well as premiership star Barry Richardson.

Wayne Campbell, Kane Johnson and Chris Newman all inherited that number as part of Richmond captaincy tradition until Trent Cotchin kept his no. 9 when chosen to lead the Tigers in 2013.

Cousin Cyril Rioli won this year’s Norm Smith Medal on grand final day 23 years after Rioli’s feat on the AFL’s biggest stage.

And Daniel’s brilliant performance in a grand final curtain-raiser for an Allies side this year proved he was more than a one-trick pony.

His 19 possessions and a goal showed Richmond recruiter Francis Jackson he had the tank to emerge as a midfield threat after a TAC Cup season as a small forward.

Weeks later he franked it at the AFL draft camp with a blistering 2.89 seconds in the 20m sprint as well as finishing seventh in the 3km time trial (10.09 mins).

Maurice Rioli is Daniel’s great uncle, but he calls him his grandfather in a footy family blessed with freakish skills.

“We were really close. I didn’t expect it really. The club mentioned it so I had to speak to mum and dad about it and we went through it all but I am pretty happy,’’ Daniel Rioli said.

“Hopefully it all goes well. I got told about (Jack Dyer). I didn’t know too much about Jack but I have heard about him since then so just to have that number, I can’t wait to wear it.

“(Maurice) passed away Christmas 2010 and I was really close with him and his family.

“It was good to see his highlights as well. He did some special things — I saw him on Youtube and the internet and even Fox Footy as well. They showed a lot of Footy Flashbacks.”

Coach Damien Hardwick feels like all is right when the Tigers have a Rioli around Punt Rd.

“It is great. It’s always good to get the Rioli name back in. Especially when he goes up to the social club that is named after his grandfather,’’ he said.

“It is very exciting for the kid. It is a great Richmond name and we are very pleased to have a relative of Maurice at our footy club.”

Rioli left the Tiwi Islands at 14 to play at Ballarat’s St Patrick’s College, impressing recruiters with his resilience by staying the course where others returned home.

He believes he can turn into a midfielder but Richmond believes his finishing around goal can see him making an impact as early as next year.

That MCG contest in October has already proved he can be a big-game player.

“It was pretty awesome, playing on the MCG on Grand Final day. It was the first time I had ever played on the MCG and it was the best game I have played,’’ he said.

“In the TAC Cup I played as a small forward but I didn’t get up the ground much. I wasn’t really alive.

“I got up onto the wing and midfield and I see myself playing midfield but also kicking goals.

“I was happy with my performance and it was on Grand Final day and we got the win. To top things off I watched the Hawks play and my uncle got a Norm Smith.”

Richmond draftee Oleg Markov, son of pole vault world champion Dmitri Markov, was handed the no. 31 jumper.

Nathan Broad, the 22-year-old defender from Swan Districts who could play AFL next year, will wear no. 35.

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Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 30, 2015, 09:15:36 PM
So the club changes the rules again

During Dimma's time all newbies have had to wear high numbers and earn the right to a low number

But now we suddenly make an exception

Good luck to the kid

But gee we flip flop a lot
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Diocletian on November 30, 2015, 09:16:35 PM
No extra pressure on the kid there.....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: (•))(©™ on November 30, 2015, 09:34:10 PM
It is great. It’s always good to get the Rioli name back in. Especially when he goes up to the social club that is named after his grandfather,’’ he said.

Spoken like a coach with vision.
A true tactician and motivator.
Go Tiges - you've got it all now!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Stalin on November 30, 2015, 09:51:14 PM
A pick 12 should make it regardless of his name

Doesn't matter if he wears 17 or 77

No added pressure, IMO

U sad sacks
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on November 30, 2015, 10:06:19 PM
It's great. You stuffing sad sacks
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: bojangles17 on November 30, 2015, 10:22:50 PM
Love it, won't be a dry eye in the house when he runs Out in that famous jumper  :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: pmac21 on November 30, 2015, 10:24:22 PM
Agree, awesome news.  Love it Tigers....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Loui Tufga on December 01, 2015, 12:11:30 AM
I teared up just reading the article, I'll be a blubbering mess the day he runs out in it!!
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: one-eyed on December 01, 2015, 03:10:22 AM
Richmond recruiting officer Luke Williams discusses on the 'Talking Tigers' podcast about what caught the eye of the Tigers' scouts regarding Daniel Rioli ....


* My first experience of seeing Daniel live was back in February - a practice game for North Ballarat he was playing, at Sebastopol. There weren’t a lot of AFL recruiters there that day but those that were there, myself included, were going to watch some of the more higher-touted players that were in the AIS Academy. I came back to our group of recruiters and spoke about these other touted players but also mentioned that there was an Indigenous boy with the surname Rioli that I need to do a lot more work on. He didn’t have a complete game by any means but he certainly showed some traits that we felt we needed to find in this year’s draft. So, we tracked him from there at school footy and TAC Cup.

* I think it’s no secret that the role we expect Daniel to play at AFL level is what the Club’s been missing a bit in the last couple of years. He’s a genuine small forward, who can make something out of nothing, he’s got blistering speed and he’s got a real appetite to tackle. They’re some elements of the small forward craft that are really important and we need. The Draft Combine just capped off his season, really. We knew that he’s a very resilient character and very driven even prior to the Combine.

Full article: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2015-11-30/tigers-get-what-they-need-in-rioli

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: taztiger4 on December 01, 2015, 08:24:12 AM
So the club changes the rules again

During Dimma's time all newbies have had to wear high numbers and earn the right to a low number

But now we suddenly make an exception

Good luck to the kid

But gee we flip flop a lot

First World problem 😃
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: WA Tiger on December 01, 2015, 08:30:11 AM
Well, I can see it both ways, great for the kid to inherit Maurice's number however the inconsistencies at the club make you wonder if we are actually following a plan or chopping and changing to suit. A good plan should not be managed like this, it should be tweaked to cope with change but the fundamentals must remain so everyone knows the standards set must be followed. In this case the standard has been broken to accommodate one person and not the club... :-\..not really a team move.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Petey on December 01, 2015, 08:31:59 AM
oh ffs
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: WA Tiger on December 01, 2015, 08:40:29 AM
oh ffs

More enlightening comments from the supercoach...ffs!!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Jacosh on December 01, 2015, 08:52:34 AM
Correct me if im wrong. 
Hasnt it been a long standing tradition to give players the number of a relative thats also played the tigers, and this is the first time under Dimma's reign that we have picked up such a player. 
I dont see this as a flip flop, its still sticking to his mantra of new kids (who have no history at the club) earning their higher numbers while also recognizing the past players and any future relative they may come along.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on December 01, 2015, 08:55:44 AM
Stoked for the kid. Hope he can wear it with pride.

Obviously the club want to market him and get $$$. That's the way the world works....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Chuck17 on December 01, 2015, 10:58:39 AM
Great decision, stuff the wowsers
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: one-eyed on December 01, 2015, 11:13:51 AM
(http://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL%20Tenant/AFL/Articles/d-rioli-17-620.jpg)
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-12-01/rioli-follows-in-footsteps-of-famous-greatuncle-and-captain-blood
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Stalin on December 01, 2015, 11:19:55 AM
#erection

 :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on December 01, 2015, 11:21:49 AM
#erection

 :shh
Too early to erect a statue of him Bents..... ;D
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: one-eyed on December 01, 2015, 11:24:38 AM
"It got mentioned to me and I spoke to mum and dad about it and they were happy with it," Daniel Rioli said.

"To have the number Maurice wore passed on to me, it’s a big honour.

"I’m looking forward to representing it as best as I can."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-12-01/rioli-follows-in-footsteps-of-famous-greatuncle-and-captain-blood
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: 🏅Dooks on December 01, 2015, 11:29:40 AM
What's the white square above the numbers? Some sort of new logo?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: cub on December 01, 2015, 12:23:59 PM
Good move me thinks.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: taztiger4 on December 01, 2015, 01:08:29 PM
Correct me if im wrong. 
Hasnt it been a long standing tradition to give players the number of a relative thats also played the tigers, and this is the first time under Dimma's reign that we have picked up such a player. 
I dont see this as a flip flop, its still sticking to his mantra of new kids (who have no history at the club) earning their higher numbers while also recognizing the past players and any future relative they may come along.

Steve Morris says hello 😃
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Stalin on December 01, 2015, 01:09:32 PM
Yeah


But. 



Morris got family connections too

Like te Freemason
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Jacosh on December 01, 2015, 01:52:37 PM
Correct me if im wrong. 
Hasnt it been a long standing tradition to give players the number of a relative thats also played the tigers, and this is the first time under Dimma's reign that we have picked up such a player. 
I dont see this as a flip flop, its still sticking to his mantra of new kids (who have no history at the club) earning their higher numbers while also recognizing the past players and any future relative they may come along.

Steve Morris says hello 😃

Thanks Taz, yeah forgot about him.
Well he is forgettable  :rollin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Mr Magic on December 01, 2015, 04:02:49 PM
Over the moon with this. Right move. Well done Richmond.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: tony_montana on December 01, 2015, 07:05:28 PM
Really happy for the kid - I'm comfortable with this decision

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: eliminator on December 02, 2015, 07:01:14 AM
"Cousin Cyril Rioli won this year’s Norm Smith Medal on grand final day 23 years after Rioli’s feat on the AFL’s biggest stage" Is that meant to be 33 years.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: (•))(©™ on December 04, 2015, 01:12:27 PM
The only oressure on the kid Id the pressure everyone here is putting on him.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Stalin on December 04, 2015, 05:21:05 PM
Media pressure too

Maybe we should give him a longer contract now?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to Wear Number 17
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on December 04, 2015, 05:41:00 PM
The only oressure on the kid Id the pressure everyone here is putting on him.

He'll be fine
Title: Home truths for Richmond draftee Rioli ... (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on February 01, 2016, 01:35:31 PM
Home truths for Richmond draftee Rioli

AFL website
February 1, 2016


RICHMOND draftee Daniel Rioli will enter his first season under the watchful eye of his coach after moving in to Damien Hardwick's family home.

Rioli was snared with the Tigers' prized No.15 pick at last year's NAB AFL Draft and moved into the Hardwick residence, temporarily along with rookie Mabior Chol.

Former Tiger to don the red and black

The cousin of Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli has since stayed on with the Hardwicks as he launches what the club hopes will be another chapter in his extended family's rich football history.

"We decided to offer Daniel a place to stay, and we would have offered Mabior a place too if we had room. They're both terrific kids," Hardwick told AFL.com.au.

"Whether it's short-term or long-term we're not too sure at this stage, but he's slotted into the Hardwick house very well.

"For an 18-year-old he's very self-sufficient with the things he does, and unlike my 19-year-old son he makes his bed at stages, which is a positive!

"He's just very well-balanced in his life."

Rioli will likely be unveiled early in the NAB Challenge, with Hardwick seeking to expose his young talent to AFL football before assembling his best team in the later pre-season matches. 

There is "every chance" the youngster could make his debut against Carlton in round one if he continues a promising pre-season.

"The positives for us is our draftees have all shown us why we drafted them," Hardwick said. 

"At various stages they've all had very good weeks."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-02-01/home-truths-for-rioli
Title: Choco's cub watch: Daniel Rioli (RFC)
Post by: one-eyed on February 17, 2016, 12:12:09 PM
Choco talking about Daniel Rioli ...

VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2016-02-17/choco-cub-watch-rioli


* Daniel’s fantastic. He’s been like a breath of fresh air.  He’s up and about, he’s vibrant and he’s really soaking in all the atmosphere and enjoying his time here.

* He’s got great reading-of-the-ball ability, he’s fantastic offthe hands, sneaks a goal and his agility and running ability is terrific as well. There’s a lot of flair in what he does and we don’t want to detract from that.  We just want to make sure that he knows where to stand at the right times and he knows what to do in different situations and then let him do his stuff. We expect great things from him and we’re really rapt that we’ve got him at the Club. 

* We’re spending a bit of time with the three other Aboriginal boys (Shane Edwards, Chris Yarran and Nathan Drummond), just forming a little group amongst the group and I think that’s good for him as well.  He’s got some buddies to be able to bounce things off, and help each other get through the hard times as well.

* Daniel, he belongs here, and I can say to the supporters, just wait!

Full article: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2016-02-17/choco-cub-watch-daniel-rioli
Title: Re: Choco's cub watch: Daniel Rioli (RFC)
Post by: Jonesracing82 on February 17, 2016, 01:00:52 PM
Choco talking about Daniel Rioli ...

VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2016-02-17/choco-cub-watch-rioli


* Daniel’s fantastic. He’s been like a breath of fresh air.  He’s up and about, he’s vibrant and he’s really soaking in all the atmosphere and enjoying his time here.

* He’s got great reading-of-the-ball ability, he’s fantastic offthe hands, sneaks a goal and his agility and running ability is terrific as well. There’s a lot of flair in what he does and we don’t want to detract from that.  We just want to make sure that he knows where to stand at the right times and he knows what to do in different situations and then let him do his stuff. We expect great things from him and we’re really rapt that we’ve got him at the Club. 

* We’re spending a bit of time with the three other Aboriginal boys (Shane Edwards, Chris Yarran and Nathan Drummond), just forming a little group amongst the group and I think that’s good for him as well.  He’s got some buddies to be able to bounce things off, and help each other get through the hard times as well.

* Daniel, he belongs here, and I can say to the supporters, just wait!

Full article: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2016-02-17/choco-cub-watch-daniel-rioli
this.....
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: one-eyed on February 17, 2016, 11:17:32 PM
Astbury's view of Daniel Rioli:

He’s been awesome. Super-impressive. I didn’t realise, when he first got to the Club, that he was such an impressive athlete. I’ve been really excited by him. At different stages, he’s given me headaches in match-simulation stuff because he’s really good at turning the footy over. His running ability’s enormous and we think he’s got a lot of traits that are going to see him make the transition to AFL level very quickly.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2016-02-17/a-tale-of-three-new-tigers
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on February 18, 2016, 03:55:55 PM
The hype is resonating now. I just hope he can deliver. He will certainly have the crowd buzzing when he goes near the ball.  Can't wait for him to play and get some valuable experience in the seniors.
If he can be half the player his great uncle was, we'll be heading into very exciting times.
 :gotigers
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Willy on February 18, 2016, 04:56:27 PM
He does look like a slippery customer in that training vid.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Stalin on February 18, 2016, 05:14:33 PM
With Relton out with hamburger related injuries,

I would of thought rioli must play
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Willy on February 18, 2016, 05:55:37 PM
With Relton out with hamburger related injuries,

I would of thought rioli must play

 :lol

You might say he's pulled a hambugerstring    :snidegrin
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Heart of Darkness on February 18, 2016, 06:17:13 PM
He's a tantalising prospect but i don't expect to see much of him in 2016.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Stalin on February 18, 2016, 07:41:49 PM
He's a tantalising prospect but i don't expect to see much of him in 2016.

Would you rather grigg or hunt in a forward pocket, at jacks feet

It should be  like South African team, must have one native feller
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: the claw on February 18, 2016, 11:31:15 PM
He's a tantalising prospect but i don't expect to see much of him in 2016.

Would you rather grigg or hunt in a forward pocket, at jacks feet

It should be  like South African team, must have one native feller
The way the club has gushed about Lloyd i would say Lloyd will play in front of Rioli atm.We all know how dimwit likes to play the older fellas.
I will be surprised if we see any new juniors get a game early.

Going by what the club have said and some of the preseason atm the only changes to the E/F will be
Yarran if fit.The run of H/b that they have carried on about. If he is not fit i think they will bring in the 22yo Broad.
Townsend or Moore. The big inside mid they have carried on about
Astbury  The third tall defender. He is a bloke they have played regularly when fit.
Lennon who was dropped for the E/F classy med fwd  Fwd line was an area of concern so they said.
Lloyd  Sml fwd that we dont have, again like Lennon was talked of being unlucky to miss the E/F. They will pick him in front of Rioli we know their history.

That is five changes right there can people really see them making more given Hardwicks history since 2012.He will be having heart palpitations just with those changes.
Who goes out Newman and then it becomes a poo fight.

Yep unfortunately i cant see any of the juniors getting games in front of dimwits favorites not in the first month at least.
Tomorrow all the kids will play against freo with little mature class around them. they will probably get belted and most will struggle to show their true worth and Hardwick will have his excuse to not play any kids come the season opener.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: crannyvegas on February 19, 2016, 10:19:02 AM
He's a tantalising prospect but i don't expect to see much of him in 2016.

Would you rather grigg or hunt in a forward pocket, at jacks feet

It should be  like South African team, must have one native feller
The way the club has gushed about Lloyd i would say Lloyd will play in front of Rioli atm.We all know how dimwit likes to play the older fellas.
I will be surprised if we see any new juniors get a game early.

Going by what the club have said and some of the preseason atm the only changes to the E/F will be
Yarran if fit.The run of H/b that they have carried on about. If he is not fit i think they will bring in the 22yo Broad.
Townsend or Moore. The big inside mid they have carried on about
Astbury  The third tall defender. He is a bloke they have played regularly when fit.
Lennon who was dropped for the E/F classy med fwd  Fwd line was an area of concern so they said.
Lloyd  Sml fwd that we dont have, again like Lennon was talked of being unlucky to miss the E/F. They will pick him in front of Rioli we know their history.

That is five changes right there can people really see them making more given Hardwicks history since 2012.He will be having heart palpitations just with those changes.
Who goes out Newman and then it becomes a poo fight.

Yep unfortunately i cant see any of the juniors getting games in front of dimwits favorites not in the first month at least.
Tomorrow all the kids will play against freo with little mature class around them. they will probably get belted and most will struggle to show their true worth and Hardwick will have his excuse to not play any kids come the season opener.

Nice and positive.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: mightytiges on February 19, 2016, 10:26:23 PM
Time to tone down the preseason hype and let Daniel develop. He's not Cyril and expecting a similar entry to AFL is totally unrealistic.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on February 19, 2016, 10:30:06 PM
Time to tone down the preseason hype and let Daniel develop. He's not Cyril and expecting a similar entry to AFL is totally unrealistic.
While I agree, I would like to see what he can do with better delivery into the forward line.  Our inside 50 kicking seem to pick out Freo players time and time again. Wouldn't mind seeing how he goes around Jack's feet, where the attention is on Riewoldt.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Diocletian on February 19, 2016, 10:41:36 PM
Another bungled pick from Hackson - dud, delist.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: JP Tiger on February 19, 2016, 11:58:37 PM
Time to tone down the preseason hype and let Daniel develop. He's not Cyril and expecting a similar entry to AFL is totally unrealistic.
While I agree, I would like to see what he can do with better delivery into the forward line.  Our inside 50 kicking seem to pick out Freo players time and time again. Wouldn't mind seeing how he goes around Jack's feet, where the attention is on Riewoldt.
Agree with both posts - tone down the expectations & give Daniel another go at it under Jack's (Ty's, McBean's) feet.  A real marking target up forward would attract more of the long ball from the midfield, increasing the odds of a small forward finding some crumbs around goals.  Then we might see something ....   
Can anybody remember Cyril's first game ....???  I cant ...   :P
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Heart of Darkness on February 19, 2016, 11:59:52 PM
A long way off senior footy. Give him a year in the magoos and reassess.

As much as I'd love to see him as a small forward immediately he's not a one touch player at this point.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: one-eyed on February 20, 2016, 04:08:03 AM
Time to tone down the preseason hype and let Daniel develop. He's not Cyril and expecting a similar entry to AFL is totally unrealistic.
While I agree, I would like to see what he can do with better delivery into the forward line.  Our inside 50 kicking seem to pick out Freo players time and time again. Wouldn't mind seeing how he goes around Jack's feet, where the attention is on Riewoldt.
Agree with both posts - tone down the expectations & give Daniel another go at it under Jack's (Ty's, McBean's) feet.  A real marking target up forward would attract more of the long ball from the midfield, increasing the odds of a small forward finding some crumbs around goals.  Then we might see something ....   
Can anybody remember Cyril's first game ....???  I cant ...   :P
Cyril was more renowned for his tackling and forward defensive pressure in his first year. He kicked 24 goals in 2008 (~1 per game).

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/C/Cyril_Rioli.html
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: WA Tiger on February 20, 2016, 07:54:00 AM
Could be a completely different story in a full side and plonked in the forward pocket.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Stalin on February 20, 2016, 08:08:41 AM
Could be a completely different story in a full side and plonked in the forward pocket.

+1
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: 🏅Dooks on February 20, 2016, 09:38:39 AM
Could be a completely different story in a full side and plonked in the forward pocket.

+1

Yep
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Willy on February 20, 2016, 10:10:17 AM
Could be a completely different story in a full side and plonked in the forward pocket.

Agreed. Needs space to work in.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Knighter on February 20, 2016, 10:26:28 AM
Another bungled pick from Hackson - dud, delist.

Darcy Tucker!
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Jonesracing82 on February 20, 2016, 01:20:00 PM
Could be a completely different story in a full side and plonked in the forward pocket.
also with delivery that is near a fwd target would help
Title: Rioli needs time, says Lade (foxsports)
Post by: one-eyed on February 21, 2016, 03:12:48 PM
Rioli needs time, says Lade

JORDAN McARDLE
Foxsports
February 21, 2016


GIVE Daniel Rioli time, Richmond assistant coach Brendon Lade insists.

The Tigers’ top draft pick, one of nine uncapped players blooded against Fremantle in Mandurah on Friday, had a tough initiation to AFL ranks.

The Northern Territorian was restricted to just four touches in his side’s 60-point NAB Challenge loss to last year’s minor premiers.

But Lade, who took the reins from senior coach Damien Hardwick for the match, was confident the exciting forward would learn from that experience.

“There’s not many players that come on and become an elite player in their first couple of games,” Lade said.

“He did some good things, but he’s got some work to do. He’s an 18-year-old kid and he’s well on his way in footy and in life. He’ll get better.”

If Rioli plays in Richmond’s next pre-season hitout is against three-time defending champions Hawthorn at Beaconsfield on Saturday, he could line up against his cousin and Norm Smith medallist Cyril.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/richmond-assistant-coach-brendon-lade-says-exciting-youngster-daniel-rioli-needs-time-to-reach-full-potential/news-story/e8a042ae26705ee9f4cbe2a9c38bec09
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on February 21, 2016, 04:32:02 PM
Time to tone down the preseason hype and let Daniel develop. He's not Cyril and expecting a similar entry to AFL is totally unrealistic.
While I agree, I would like to see what he can do with better delivery into the forward line.  Our inside 50 kicking seem to pick out Freo players time and time again. Wouldn't mind seeing how he goes around Jack's feet, where the attention is on Riewoldt.
Agree with both posts - tone down the expectations & give Daniel another go at it under Jack's (Ty's, McBean's) feet.  A real marking target up forward would attract more of the long ball from the midfield, increasing the odds of a small forward finding some crumbs around goals.  Then we might see something ....   
Can anybody remember Cyril's first game ....???  I cant ...   :P
Cyril was more renowned for his tackling and forward defensive pressure in his first year. He kicked 24 goals in 2008 (~1 per game).

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/C/Cyril_Rioli.html
Yes. Cyril averaged 3.5 tackles a game in his first year which is a greater average than all of but three of our listed players last season.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: cub on February 21, 2016, 07:48:02 PM
Patience peeps, Cyril might teach him a few things next weekend.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Stalin on February 27, 2016, 06:50:28 PM
Links up well with titch
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: mightytiges on February 27, 2016, 07:34:37 PM
Rioli was at least able to get his mitts on the footy this week - 10 possies (SEN said he had 12), 80% eff., 4 tackles and a goal. Clearly benefited from having seasoned players around him and us playing a more reliable style of footy.

Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: tony_montana on February 27, 2016, 08:49:23 PM
Good lad
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Stalin on February 27, 2016, 08:52:34 PM
Could be a completely different story in a full side and plonked in the forward pocket.

If our best 17 / 21 is fit

Rioli could do a lot of damage. Get off the chain
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2016, 12:14:38 AM
Rioli's first goal in Y&B today:

VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2016-02-27/nab-challenge-2-riolis-first-tiger-goal
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: torch on February 28, 2016, 10:11:51 AM
Rioli was at least able to get his mitts on the footy this week - 10 possies (SEN said he had 12), 80% eff., 4 tackles and a goal. Clearly benefited from having seasoned players around him and us playing a more reliable style of footy.

With a good team in he will get better!

He is still a long way but would just play him as a forward pocket!
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Heart of Darkness on February 28, 2016, 12:07:14 PM
Still is fumbling too much which says to me he's off the pace or concerned with the bigger bodies. Was nice to see him get better as the game progressed but personally I don't think he's close to being best 22 at this point.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: 1980 I Was There on February 28, 2016, 07:03:57 PM
He's a Rioli - Will wreak havoc up forward and will cause a lot of headaches for the opposition for years to come.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: the claw on February 29, 2016, 01:21:56 PM
Time to tone down the preseason hype and let Daniel develop. He's not Cyril and expecting a similar entry to AFL is totally unrealistic.
While I agree, I would like to see what he can do with better delivery into the forward line.  Our inside 50 kicking seem to pick out Freo players time and time again. Wouldn't mind seeing how he goes around Jack's feet, where the attention is on Riewoldt.
Agree with both posts - tone down the expectations & give Daniel another go at it under Jack's (Ty's, McBean's) feet.  A real marking target up forward would attract more of the long ball from the midfield, increasing the odds of a small forward finding some crumbs around goals.  Then we might see something ....   
Can anybody remember Cyril's first game ....???  I cant ...   :P
Cyril was more renowned for his tackling and forward defensive pressure in his first year. He kicked 24 goals in 2008 (~1 per game).

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/C/Cyril_Rioli.html
Yes. Cyril averaged 3.5 tackles a game in his first year which is a greater average than all of but three of our listed players last season.
Imo not ready for AFL just yet.

Gotta love the hype surrounding our juniors, been there two minutes and already they are going to be world beaters.You would have thought by now our supporters would have learnt from bitter experience about proclaiming these guys champs before they have done a thing at the level.

At the moment all Rioli has is potential and some very good traits to play a particular role. Weather these things translate into him becoming a good AFL player only time will tell.
Personally i am still not sold and still question where we have taken him.I think there were  better options than Daniel at 12.

Not having a crack at the kid himself,   like all tiger supporters i hope like hell he turns out to be an astute pick up i understood the DESPERATE  need to find a very good very quick 40 goal a year sml fwd.
Our recruiting and list management in this area has been poor.It got to the point where we needed to invest a very good nd pick on this type.
 In this  i still can not work out why we did not go hard at Garlett.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Andyy on February 29, 2016, 04:40:07 PM
Imo not ready for AFL just yet.

Gotta love the hype surrounding our juniors, been there two minutes and already they are going to be world beaters.You would have thought by now our supporters would have learnt from bitter experience about proclaiming these guys champs before they have done a thing at the level.

At the moment all Rioli has is potential and some very good traits to play a particular role. Weather these things translate into him becoming a good AFL player only time will tell.
Personally i am still not sold and still question where we have taken him.I think there were  better options than Daniel at 12.

Not having a crack at the kid himself,   like all tiger supporters i hope like hell he turns out to be an astute pick up i understood the DESPERATE  need to find a very good very quick 40 goal a year sml fwd.
Our recruiting and list management in this area has been poor.It got to the point where we needed to invest a very good nd pick on this type.
 In this  i still can not work out why we did not go hard at Garlett.


Yet another position we just haven't pursued properly in the off-seasons gone past.

Jeff Garlett for example. Good small forward, stupidly cheap to trade into the side, and could have taken the heat off Rioli. Now the poor kid will probably be poo'ing bricks with the expectation on him...
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: the claw on March 01, 2016, 03:05:28 PM
Imo not ready for AFL just yet.

Gotta love the hype surrounding our juniors, been there two minutes and already they are going to be world beaters.You would have thought by now our supporters would have learnt from bitter experience about proclaiming these guys champs before they have done a thing at the level.

At the moment all Rioli has is potential and some very good traits to play a particular role. Weather these things translate into him becoming a good AFL player only time will tell.
Personally i am still not sold and still question where we have taken him.I think there were  better options than Daniel at 12.

Not having a crack at the kid himself,   like all tiger supporters i hope like hell he turns out to be an astute pick up i understood the DESPERATE  need to find a very good very quick 40 goal a year sml fwd.
Our recruiting and list management in this area has been poor.It got to the point where we needed to invest a very good nd pick on this type.
 In this  i still can not work out why we did not go hard at Garlett.


Yet another position we just haven't pursued properly in the off-seasons gone past.

Jeff Garlett for example. Good small forward, stupidly cheap to trade into the side, and could have taken the heat off Rioli. Now the poor kid will probably be poo'ing bricks with the expectation on him...
Keeping in mind the goal this yr is top 4 it is almost top 4 or bust. Yep keeping this in mind why did we not have a crack at Steve Johnson who averages just under 40 goals a season.
The fwd half would be much more potent with just two sliding door moments Garlett and Johnson who would have cost next to nothing.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Stalin on March 01, 2016, 03:11:34 PM
if you have s johnson and garlett

how do you play c ellis, rioli, yarren, lennon, edwards, menadue
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Diocletian on March 01, 2016, 05:56:38 PM
Don't play Grigg, Lambert, Hunt, Houli, Conca, Batchelor, B. Ellis.....
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: big tone on March 01, 2016, 10:55:34 PM
Don't play Grigg, Lambert, Hunt, Houli, Conca, Batchelor, B. Ellis.....
Well that was easy.... But I don't mind Lambert, I think he could be a pretty handy player until a couple of youngsters are 100% ready.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on March 01, 2016, 10:58:49 PM
Agree, Lambert is not the future but he is a solution to the present.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Stalin on March 06, 2016, 09:39:48 PM
Don't play Grigg, Lambert, Hunt, Houli, Conca, Batchelor, B. Ellis.....
Well that was easy.... But I don't mind Lambert, I think he could be a pretty handy player until a couple of youngsters are 100% ready.

And b Ellis; 500 possessions every year

Fit

Throwing the baby out with the bath water?
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: big tone on March 07, 2016, 07:39:08 PM
Don't play Grigg, Lambert, Hunt, Houli, Conca, Batchelor, B. Ellis.....
Well that was easy.... But I don't mind Lambert, I think he could be a pretty handy player until a couple of youngsters are 100% ready.

And b Ellis; 500 possessions every year

Fit

Throwing the baby out with the bath water?
I'd more than throw the little baby out with the bath water.
You are obviously another that gets subdued by useless short kicks.
Title: Re: Pick 15 - Daniel Rioli
Post by: Stalin on March 07, 2016, 07:58:15 PM
Like hawthorn?
Title: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: one-eyed on March 23, 2016, 05:50:54 PM
Jake Niall from @FOXFootyLive reports Daniel Rioli will debut for Richmond tomorrow night. Teams due out in the next hour.

https://twitter.com/SENNews
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Simonator on March 23, 2016, 05:53:21 PM
Pretty shocked if it's the case. Hope he kicks a couple against poo defence
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: tony_montana on March 23, 2016, 06:07:12 PM
Jake also mentions in his article that Deledio will also miss round 2,  1 day after the club said he would only miss 1 week and would've played " if this game was on Monday"
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 23, 2016, 06:21:31 PM
Check 7 news just confirmed

Debuting tomorrow night
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: taztiger4 on March 23, 2016, 06:25:31 PM
http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2016-03-23/round-1-team-announcement
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: WA Tiger on March 23, 2016, 06:54:41 PM
 :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Diocletian on March 23, 2016, 07:09:41 PM
Not unhappy but would've given Butler a crack first.....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on March 23, 2016, 07:17:09 PM
Not unhappy but would've given Butler a crack first.....
Agree totally with this ^
Butler did play well against Geelong in the VFL, has a more mature body and is ready to play AFL.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: taztiger4 on March 23, 2016, 07:56:54 PM
Not unhappy but would've given Butler a crack first.....
Agree totally with this ^
Butler did play well against Geelong in the VFL, has a more mature body and is ready to play AFL.

Rioli is twice the player Butler is already,

BTW , ive seen all Butlers games since his return from injury last year
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on March 23, 2016, 08:09:24 PM
Not unhappy but would've given Butler a crack first.....
Agree totally with this ^
Butler did play well against Geelong in the VFL, has a more mature body and is ready to play AFL.

Rioli is twice the player Butler is already,

BTW , ive seen all Butlers games since his return from injury last year
Last year he was dogged by his injured knee and missed many games so I can't see how you can pass judgement on him from those appearances.
I watched him closely against Geelong last Friday. Got the first clearance and his kick set up the forwards shot at our first goal. Ran out of the centre in the third quarter and slammed a goal form 55m out. Got several other touches too. In thought he did enough to get a game as he laid 6 tackles as well.
If Rioli is twice the player then I haven't seen it yet in the NAB cup games. I hope your right....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: taztiger4 on March 23, 2016, 08:13:25 PM
Not unhappy but would've given Butler a crack first.....
Agree totally with this ^
Butler did play well against Geelong in the VFL, has a more mature body and is ready to play AFL.

Rioli is twice the player Butler is already,

BTW , ive seen all Butlers games since his return from injury last year
Last year he was dogged by his injured knee and missed many games so I can't see how you can pass judgement on him from those appearances.
I watched him closely against Geelong last Friday. Got the first clearance and his kick set up the forwards shot at our first goal. Ran out of the centre in the third quarter and slammed a goal form 55m out. Got several other touches too. In thought he did enough to get a game as he laid 6 tackles as well.
If Rioli is twice the player then I haven't seen it yet in the NAB cup games. I hope your right....

Ok , so I used a little poetic licence :)

I also watched Geezer Butler closely last Friday as I do rate the kid and believe he will get some games this year but Daniel just oozes class & style already, he has played up to 1/2 back in the NAB & I believe is more rounded than Geezer.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: the claw on March 23, 2016, 08:39:45 PM
Pretty shocked if it's the case. Hope he kicks a couple against poo defence
LOL their defence is probably the strongest part of their team although they do have their version of Chaplin and Astbury in Sam Rowe.
The fwd line had to change Lloyd was almost a certainty to play after the preseason id say Rioli got the nod over Lennon, We lose a bit in the air but gain a very quick player who hopefully can not only kick a couple but apply much needed fwd pressure especially with the lumbering Vickery Riewoldt And Griffiths being selected.
Good on em for at least giving the kid a go and trying to do something about what has been a huge problem for us.
The good sides are playing three talls and then in a lot of cases three smalls. Hawks rioli, bruest, puopolo, Freo Walters, Ballantyne, and now Bennell. Wce  lecras, hill, cripps.

I could actually live with Rioli, Butler and Lloyd as long as they can all hit the scoreboard and provide that pace and pressure.We will have to wait and see what they can bring to the table as a group there is no guarantee any of them will become good players.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 23, 2016, 08:41:27 PM
Not unhappy but would've given Butler a crack first.....

Absolutely agree
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: big tone on March 23, 2016, 08:48:29 PM
Not unhappy but would've given Butler a crack first.....

Absolutely agree
Has Butler's form at AFL level been better than Rioli's this pre-season?
Does Butler have a bigger upside?
Or is it just that Butler is a bigger body?

I must admit I haven't seen much of Butler at all.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on March 23, 2016, 10:15:31 PM
Not unhappy but would've given Butler a crack first.....

Absolutely agree
Has Butler's form at AFL level been better than Rioli's this pre-season?
Does Butler have a bigger upside?
Or is it just that Butler is a bigger body?

I must admit I haven't seen much of Butler at all.
Dan hasn't had much of a go this preseason. Played for a short period in NAB 1 and that's all. Rioli has been given all the chances.
Not a favorite?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Stalin on March 23, 2016, 10:26:31 PM
Not unhappy but would've given Butler a crack first.....

Absolutely agree
Has Butler's form at AFL level been better than Rioli's this pre-season?
Does Butler have a bigger upside?
Or is it just that Butler is a bigger body?

I must admit I haven't seen much of Butler at all.
Dan hasn't had much of a go this preseason. Played for a short period in NAB 1 and that's all. Rioli has been given all the chances.
Not a favorite?

Has he done anything in a Vfl game?

Obviously rioli has not yet he brings something different
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on March 23, 2016, 10:36:54 PM
Not unhappy but would've given Butler a crack first.....

Absolutely agree
Has Butler's form at AFL level been better than Rioli's this pre-season?
Does Butler have a bigger upside?
Or is it just that Butler is a bigger body?

I must admit I haven't seen much of Butler at all.
Dan hasn't had much of a go this preseason. Played for a short period in NAB 1 and that's all. Rioli has been given all the chances.
Not a favorite?

Has he done anything in a Vfl game?

Obviously rioli has not yet he brings something different
Played well in his only hit out so far. Almost more possessions in one game than Rioli has in 3. :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on March 23, 2016, 10:38:10 PM
Nothing against Rioli. Just don't think he is AFL ready yet.

Hope he has a blinder and proves me very wrong. :gotigers
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Stalin on March 23, 2016, 10:42:47 PM
Rioli is a risk but a good risk

He could do a lot of damage from not many possessions

I don't know much about butler. Hopefully he smashes it in the Vfl and forces his way in soon
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on March 23, 2016, 10:46:27 PM
Ideally we play both together and help them create a chemistry similar to Ballantyne and Walters. :pray
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Stalin on March 23, 2016, 10:51:36 PM
Fit in Lennon as well  :pray
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Diocletian on March 23, 2016, 11:09:54 PM
Obviously Rioli could be anything.....but Butler looks as good as any of last year's crop to me....bigger body and can rotate through the middle too....which Rioli isn't even close to being able to do yet....

Ideally we play both together and help them create a chemistry similar to Ballantyne and Walters. :pray

Yes that's the ideal scenario in the near future.....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: one-eyed on March 25, 2016, 07:46:38 AM
Thoughts on Daniel's debut last night?

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2016-03-24/round-1-rioli-by-name-rioli-by-nature
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: JVT on March 25, 2016, 07:59:10 AM
Thoughts on Daniel's debut last night?

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2016-03-24/round-1-rioli-by-name-rioli-by-nature
Looked better as the game went on. Think he was open a few times and probably needs to command the ball more, but that'll come with time.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Go Richo 12 on March 25, 2016, 08:02:15 AM
Thoughts on Daniel's debut last night?

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2016-03-24/round-1-rioli-by-name-rioli-by-nature
Was both disappointed and pleased at the same time to see him take the advantage off Jack and stuff it up.

Pleased he took the game on and backed himself in.

Disappointed he didn't sum up the situation better.

His tackle was fantastic. Solid debut for a player who still looks about 15 years old.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 25, 2016, 09:53:28 AM
Thoughts on Daniel's debut last night?

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2016-03-24/round-1-rioli-by-name-rioli-by-nature
Looked better as the game went on. Think he was open a few times and probably needs to command the ball more, but that'll come with time.

^^^ Yep

Long way to go but some really positive signs

Excellent tackler for his size

A few of his seasoned teammates should take note
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on March 25, 2016, 10:00:08 AM
His pressure was extraordinary.  At one point chased 4 separate carlton players from the wing back to our forward line and hassled them all. Fantastic solo effort while the rest of the team looked on.....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: tony_montana on March 25, 2016, 10:11:40 AM
As the game went on he Looked more composed than a fair few of his more experienced teammates. As has been said, his defensive pressure is incredible
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Stalin on March 25, 2016, 10:21:36 AM
His pressure was extraordinary.  At one point chased 4 separate carlton players from the wing back to our forward line and hassled them all. Fantastic solo effort while the rest of the team looked on.....

Rioli also genuinely chases, puttin pressure on the opposition backline as they are going thur the motions switching in the backline

Where as other blokes just jog / pretend to run 
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: WA Tiger on March 25, 2016, 11:01:18 AM
Great tackling. He will play all year based on last night. Should have had about 3-4 but you could tell when he got the ball he was trying to play the set game plan. Should have just been a bit more selfish.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Muscles on March 25, 2016, 11:12:08 AM
At the end of the game, did I see Rioli with a bandaged hamstring?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on March 25, 2016, 11:14:39 AM
At the end of the game, did I see Rioli with a bandaged hamstring?
Corked thigh.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Heart of Darkness on March 25, 2016, 01:02:24 PM
Still think he's not ready for the AFL but showed plenty of long term promise. Should hopefully be tha forward pressure guy we've been crying out for.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Yeahright on March 25, 2016, 01:54:07 PM
Reminds me of Morris' game forward last year :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: (•))(©™ on March 25, 2016, 01:56:15 PM
Play all the kids instead of Morris(gives nothing) B Ellis (gives nothing) etc
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Heart of Darkness on March 25, 2016, 02:21:31 PM
Reminds me of Morris' game forward last year :shh

Indeed. Except Rioli will improve.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Diocletian on March 25, 2016, 02:51:51 PM
Needs to persisted with now...the more he plays the better he'll get and I suspect the improvement will be quite rapid once he gets comfortable...

Reminds me of Morris' game forward last year :shh

Indeed. Except Rioli will improve.

...and Rioli's defensive efforts are actually real rather than an illusion.....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: big tone on March 26, 2016, 09:11:10 AM
Just play the kid and tell him to tackle everyone and anything.
All the other stuff will come with that.
I thought he was fantastic on Thursday night.
Again he is a kid that doesn't get flustered when he has the ball in close.
Forget about kicks and handballs for awhile gents and just let him get some confidence being out there and I'll bet he will pay that back in spades towards the end of the year.
Actually really happy with a few young guys coming through (Rioli, Menadue, C.Ellis) as they have all shown to me they will be good player for a long time and will force some of the older more average guys out of the side. Let's hope a few other young guys can come through too. (Broad, Castagna and maybe Butler or Drummond)

I'd love to see a side without Houli, Grigg, Chaplin and Hampson by the end of the year as this is the only way we are going to improve from a middling side to a top 4 side.
Id also like to see that side without B. Ellis but that's not going to happen with Dimma in charge I recon.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Andyy on March 26, 2016, 12:02:28 PM
Looked good with some of his efforts but I was admittedly fuming when he missed that goal after Jack earned a shot right in front.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: TigerMonk on March 26, 2016, 12:20:08 PM
It's good to give a young player like Rioli a taste of what is expected from him in a AFL game. Now he knows what is required. In the team next week or not. Best time to give him a go against the scum team.  :snidegrin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Jonesracing82 on March 27, 2016, 10:47:46 AM
His pressure was extraordinary.  At one point chased 4 separate carlton players from the wing back to our forward line and hassled them all. Fantastic solo effort while the rest of the team looked on.....

i saw that at the ground, you don't get to see stuff like that on TV but his work ethic is awesome. that chase down on (think it was tuohy) he was out of reach at 1st & had the nous to grab his jumper to pull him in then complete the tackle. keep playing the kid & he will only improve.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Willy on March 27, 2016, 11:34:36 AM
Yep. His pressure was very noticeable from the top deck. He was busting his ass to put heat on the kicker. Second and third efforts. Great to see.
I think he belongs in the seniors.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Stalin on March 27, 2016, 01:29:36 PM
Chol and rioli would cause havoc with pressure in the forwar line

For a good 2o mins at least
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: taztiger4 on March 27, 2016, 01:44:45 PM
Chol and rioli would cause havoc with pressure in the forwar line

For a good 2o mins at least

Chol & pressure do NOT go together, the kid was spent in the 1st qtr of ressies on Friday
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Stalin on March 27, 2016, 01:48:04 PM
Chol and rioli would cause havoc with pressure in the forwar line

For a good 2o mins at least

Chol & pressure do NOT go together, the kid was spent in the 1st qtr of ressies on Friday

Chols pressure is excellent.

For about half a quarter, sadly

Riolis genuine chasing and tackling is brilliant
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: one-eyed on March 28, 2016, 10:14:57 PM
Dimma discussing Rioli's debut:


“He started off well and should have finished with two (goals),” Hardwick said.

“He did some good things - some terrific tackling.  I think he had six tackles, 50-odd pressure points.

“Possession-rate, once again, will improve.

“He started to get a bit tired, and got a corky halfway through the third quarter.

“I thought it was an okay game.

“He’ll certainly build on it.  Every game he’s played he’s got better and better.

“We’d like it if he’d hit the scoreboard a little bit more, but he’s got some upside, there’s no doubt.

“He’s incredibly quick and keen to learn also.”

Full article: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2016-03-28/promising-start-by-rioli
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: WA Tiger on April 09, 2016, 04:18:26 PM
Leave this kid in and build the team around him for the next 5 years. Trade every other player we can. Except Jack, Rance and Martin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Stalin on April 09, 2016, 04:19:02 PM
Good kid
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: tony_montana on April 09, 2016, 04:23:34 PM
Good lass
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: The Machine on April 09, 2016, 05:08:28 PM
Massive positive today. I look forward to many great times watching this guy do his thing :thumbsup
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on April 09, 2016, 05:18:48 PM
If he's lucky he will bide his time honing his skills and then he should leave this rabble of an organisation as soon as he gets a chance.

Because if he stays, this regime will ruin him, they'll suck out all of his natural flare, extract all his skill, eradicate his natural ability, destroy all his youthful confidence & develop him into a nontackling, unimaginative, boring administrator like all those who have come before him.

Richmond FC, ruining careers since 1983.   :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Willy on April 09, 2016, 09:54:16 PM
Give it a rest dewds.

I like the look of Daniel
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 10, 2016, 09:34:45 AM
MASSIVE SNIP

I couldn't get on the forum last night, this morning is the first chance I've had since yesterday's debacle

And what do I find?

Mindless crap, baiting other posters, accusations of people being apologists, numerous reported posts and again personal feuds being carried out on the forum despite numerous requests that they be kept off the forum...

How hard is for people to get the message? How hard is for people to stick to the bloody topics without potting others posters who dont' agree with them. I don't care who started because the finger pointing is astounding to say the least - it's always someone else's fault, it's never the first post that's clearly trying to bait, it's never the poster who swipes back, it's never those that join in for fear of being left out......

I get that people are peeved, hell I'm peeved but for a thread about a young kid who BTW was on of the very highlights yesterday to be hi-jacked by what I've just read is unacceptable.

Pathetic to be honest...

I'll leave it at that for now while get back to wading through everything else that needs to edited

A very angry
WP

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: cub on April 10, 2016, 09:44:22 AM
Rioli stays in the side no matter what in my opinion.
We need some pace and we need to use it.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Lozza on April 10, 2016, 10:23:43 AM
One tiny flicker of light in an otherwise black day for the RFC.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Heart of Darkness on April 10, 2016, 11:20:00 AM
I'm still not sure he's quite ready but am extremely impressed in his improvement from NAB 1 to what we saw yesterday. Am confident now that we've got an exciting fp for the next 10 years  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Chuck17 on April 10, 2016, 12:33:54 PM
Has peaked will only go backwards from here
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: WA Tiger on April 10, 2016, 12:38:30 PM
Has peaked will only go backwards from here

No he won't, he will be absolutely brilliant............when he leave the RFC.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Chuck17 on April 10, 2016, 12:39:11 PM
Has peaked will only go backwards from here

No he won't, he will be absolutely brilliant............when he leave the RFC.

Hope we get a good trade for him
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: WA Tiger on April 10, 2016, 12:41:21 PM
Has peaked will only go backwards from here

No he won't, he will be absolutely brilliant............when he leave the RFC.

Hope we get a good trade for him

Yeah we are great at that, probably pick up part ownership in a retired mare that ran last in her last race as a 10 year old and is on the way to the knackers, that will be our big fish.. :snidegrin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: Chuck17 on April 10, 2016, 12:42:27 PM
Has peaked will only go backwards from here

No he won't, he will be absolutely brilliant............when he leave the RFC.

Hope we get a good trade for him

Yeah we are great at that, probably pick up part ownership in a retired mare that ran last in her last race as a 10 year old and is on the way to the knackers, that will be our big fish.. :snidegrin

Would take that trade for Hampson but not Rioli
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli to debut
Post by: WA Tiger on April 10, 2016, 12:43:18 PM
Has peaked will only go backwards from here

No he won't, he will be absolutely brilliant............when he leave the RFC.

Hope we get a good trade for him

Yeah we are great at that, probably pick up part ownership in a retired mare that ran last in her last race as a 10 year old and is on the way to the knackers, that will be our big fish.. :snidegrin

Would take that trade for Hampson but not Rioli

Yeah you might, the RFC would do the Rioli trade.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on April 15, 2016, 11:06:17 PM
Rioli's classy goal tonight:

VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2016-04-15/rioli-shows-class-
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: lamington on April 15, 2016, 11:07:23 PM
Only positive from tonight's abortion of a performance
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Heart of Darkness on April 15, 2016, 11:30:05 PM
Something to get excited about. Looks great swooping on the ball in the f 50
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Stalin on April 15, 2016, 11:36:55 PM
Looks great running and kicking around the middle too
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on April 15, 2016, 11:52:52 PM
Just great to see glimpses of the unrestricted natural flare, that exciting X factor on display, makes us all proud with hope in his future. Would love to see this kid blossom into something incredibly magic.

How long will it take the club to ruin this kid?

I've got my money on 2 years, and he'll be the boring, ineffective, robotic, unskilled administrator could'vebeen-star we always wanted. 

Richmond FC, ruining careers since '83.   :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on April 16, 2016, 03:27:51 AM
Just wait until he gets over-coache.

Vlastuin kicked a few running beauties in his first year too. Now look at him. Statistically worse every year...
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on April 16, 2016, 06:09:21 AM
Just great to see glimpses of the unrestricted natural flare, that exciting X factor on display, makes us all proud with hope in his future. Would love to see this kid blossom into something incredibly magic.

How long will it take the club to ruin this kid?

I've got my money on 2 years, and he'll be the boring, ineffective, robotic, unskilled administrator could'vebeen-star we always wanted.  

Richmond FC, ruining careers since '83.   :clapping

No he wont, he wont stay, he will leave at this rate, along with Martin.

Great game from Rioli, will just get better, he already has better composure than half the team.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on April 16, 2016, 07:15:00 AM
I think all our players will leave and we will have to fold
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on April 16, 2016, 07:37:28 AM
I think all our players will leave and we will have to fold

One can only hope....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on April 16, 2016, 08:28:14 AM
Just wait until he gets over-coache.

Vlastuin kicked a few running beauties in his first year too. Now look at him. Statistically worse every year...


Vlastuin would not get a kick at VFL level at the moment  :help confidence completely gone........ 
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: mat073 on April 16, 2016, 11:13:22 AM
Just have to pump 50 games into Daniel Rioli as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on April 16, 2016, 11:17:28 AM
Just have to pump 50 games into Daniel Rioli as soon as possible.
No matter how hard we try it will still be during 2018 that he'll get there assuming he has no injuries.....

He's the least of our problems. Even after 3 games he is showing more than some that have been playing for years. :whistle
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on April 19, 2016, 02:52:52 AM
Vote for Rioli's classy goal here:

https://goaloftheyear.afl.com.au/vote/round/4
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: eliminator on April 19, 2016, 06:23:43 AM
Has pure class and that vital x factor. Can tackle too. One of the few who showed something on Friday.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: (•))(©™ on April 20, 2016, 02:03:50 AM
Just great to see glimpses of the unrestricted natural flare, that exciting X factor on display, makes us all proud with hope in his future. Would love to see this kid blossom into something incredibly magic.

How long will it take the club to ruin this kid?

I've got my money on 2 years, and he'll be the boring, ineffective, robotic, unskilled administrator could'vebeen-star we always wanted.  

Richmond FC, ruining careers since '83.   :clapping
No he wont, he wont stay, he will leave at this rate, along with Martin.

Great game from Rioli, will just get better, he already has better composure than half the team.

Gone past all of them.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on May 07, 2016, 11:46:51 AM
Can't drop this kid, really brings something to the team, look out for him next year. What a great run and spoil in the 3rd qtr that would have been a goal to the Hawks.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: lamington on May 07, 2016, 11:51:13 AM
it's a steep learning curve for him but I think the signs are promising. I really like his dash. with more pre-seasons to get fitness in him I think we'll see him burn off opponents more.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on May 07, 2016, 11:51:21 AM
 :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on May 07, 2016, 03:37:01 PM
Probably his worst game so far but have to keep persisting with him.

Did anyone else see him throw a player into the fence? I'm pretty sure it was him. Didn't see a replay but could be looked at :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on May 08, 2016, 05:00:04 PM
It was Rioli but nothing in it at all. Watched the replay today and cant wait until next year after a full pre-season. Could be anything this young lad :cheers
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on May 08, 2016, 05:24:51 PM
Probably his worst game so far but have to keep persisting with him.

Did anyone else see him throw a player into the fence? I'm pretty sure it was him. Didn't see a replay but could be looked at :shh

WTF :huh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on May 08, 2016, 05:31:34 PM
Probably his worst game so far but have to keep persisting with him.

Did anyone else see him throw a player into the fence? I'm pretty sure it was him. Didn't see a replay but could be looked at :shh

WTF :huh
It's conceivable WAT. He's only played 6 games.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on May 08, 2016, 05:37:24 PM
Probably his worst game so far but have to keep persisting with him.

Did anyone else see him throw a player into the fence? I'm pretty sure it was him. Didn't see a replay but could be looked at :shh

WTF :huh
It's conceivable WAT. He's only played 6 games.

As opposed to Batch who we have "persisted with" for 6 years...of course he should stay in the side but I wouldn't be saying we need to "persist", more like develop and get game time into him..."persist" is all about Morris, Batch, Ellis and the other crap.

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on May 08, 2016, 05:44:42 PM
Probably his worst game so far but have to keep persisting with him.

Did anyone else see him throw a player into the fence? I'm pretty sure it was him. Didn't see a replay but could be looked at :shh

WTF :huh
It's conceivable WAT. He's only played 6 games.

As opposed to Batch who we have "persisted with" for 6 years...of course he should stay in the side but I wouldn't be saying we need to "persist", more like develop and get game time into him..."persist" is all about Morris, Batch, Ellis and the other crap.
Re-read the above posts. Take five. Breath deeply and wonder to yourself is it reasonable to bring Batch into this thread?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on May 08, 2016, 05:58:03 PM
Probably his worst game so far but have to keep persisting with him.

Did anyone else see him throw a player into the fence? I'm pretty sure it was him. Didn't see a replay but could be looked at :shh

WTF :huh
It's conceivable WAT. He's only played 6 games.

As opposed to Batch who we have "persisted with" for 6 years...of course he should stay in the side but I wouldn't be saying we need to "persist", more like develop and get game time into him..."persist" is all about Morris, Batch, Ellis and the other crap.
Re-read the above posts. Take five. Breath deeply and wonder to yourself is it reasonable to bring Batch into this thread?

Its not reasonable enough to bring Batch into the team. :snidegrin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on May 08, 2016, 07:02:13 PM
Probably his worst game so far but have to keep persisting with him.

Did anyone else see him throw a player into the fence? I'm pretty sure it was him. Didn't see a replay but could be looked at :shh

WTF :huh

You don't think a player who has played 6 games could possibly play his worst game? Or did you think it was a good game? Or do you think we should drop him already? Please tell me what is tripping you up.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Penelope on May 08, 2016, 07:10:28 PM
you seem awfully convinced that WAT thinks?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on May 08, 2016, 07:19:14 PM
Here they come... :snidegrin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on May 08, 2016, 11:48:56 PM
Here they come... :snidegrin

Hit it for six. Nice deflection
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 14, 2016, 11:25:28 PM
VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2016-05-14/round-8-rioli-kicks-two-in-the-last

--------------

The Rioli moment(s)

We've all seen Cyril light up the MCG with magical moments, but when the time came for Daniel Rioli early in the last quarter with the Tigers closing, he did not disappoint. He took a handball from Jack Riewoldt on the wing with only space in front of him and he took off. Three bounces later and with the Tiger army on their feet riding every step, he kicked the goal from the top of the square. Two minutes later he was at it again, dribbling the ball through from the top of the goalsquare for the Tigers fifth in a row. It was electrifying stuff from the youngster in his first season and the difference in the end.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-05-14/five-talking-points-richmond-v-sydney-swans
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on May 14, 2016, 11:28:36 PM
His defensive pressure in the forward 50 tonight was sustained for longer than any other game. I think we nailed this selection. Can play.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on May 15, 2016, 02:17:41 AM
Was Rioli upset/emotional after the siren?

Looked like Jack was comforting him and he was possibly using his jumper to wipe tears off his face?

Had his back to me couldn't get a clear look.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on May 15, 2016, 06:16:55 AM
This kid is excellent, great pressure, full of run, superb tackling, goal smarts. Look out when he can break tackles and really dodge and weave.. :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Lozza on May 15, 2016, 07:18:43 AM
Needs to start eating 17 Weetbix everyday for breakfast. Gets caught like a ragdoll everytime he goes near the ball but at around 60 odd kgs thats going to happen.

Once he gets some strength in his body then watch out, is definitely a keeper. His pressure and tacking inside forward 50 is worth his spot alone.

Should also be made the clubs tackling coach, a first year player showing more seasoned players hownit should be done.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: eliminator on May 15, 2016, 07:27:32 AM
This kid is excellent, great pressure, full of run, superb tackling, goal smarts. Look out when he can break tackles and really dodge and weave.. :clapping


Totally agree. Has the x factor.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on May 15, 2016, 10:50:35 AM
This kid is excellent, great pressure, full of run, superb tackling, goal smarts. Look out when he can break tackles and really dodge and weave.. :clapping

Was thinking the same thing. He's so exciting with his smarts, speed and pressure and the only thing letting him down is the strength to just wiggle out of those tackles that he almost evades.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Heart of Darkness on May 15, 2016, 11:33:31 AM
This kid is excellent, great pressure, full of run, superb tackling, goal smarts. Look out when he can break tackles and really dodge and weave.. :clapping

Was thinking the same thing. He's so exciting with his smarts, speed and pressure and the only thing letting him down is the strength to just wiggle out of those tackles that he almost evades.

X 3. His defensive work is so refreshing to see from a Tiges forward. I'll admit I didn't see him contributing like this till next year. Shows what happens when you give a kid a block of games (as long as the effort is there).

Pretty excited to see what he'll do in a couple years when he puts on a few kg's and gets some penetration in his kicking.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Stalin on May 15, 2016, 12:17:24 PM
Would struggle without jack in the side

Poor McBean
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on May 15, 2016, 02:09:07 PM
Love the way he is developing and what he provides the team :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Stalin on May 15, 2016, 02:10:00 PM
Love the way he is developing and what he provides the team :clapping

+1 god bless his little aboriginal heart
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Willy on May 15, 2016, 02:12:08 PM
I stuffin love this kid
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on May 15, 2016, 02:14:09 PM
I stuffin love this kid


Me too!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on May 15, 2016, 02:17:58 PM
This kid is excellent, great pressure, full of run, superb tackling, goal smarts. Look out when he can break tackles and really dodge and weave.. :clapping
Play him the back line.  :shh :rollin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: (•))(©™ on May 15, 2016, 02:19:11 PM
He's wonderful
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on May 15, 2016, 02:30:46 PM
This kid is excellent, great pressure, full of run, superb tackling, goal smarts. Look out when he can break tackles and really dodge and weave.. :clapping
Play him the back line.  :shh :rollin

 :lol :lol...Don't get the nuffers started, they will be onto this soon enough.....oh he needs to go back to learn his defensive side.....CRAP...... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 15, 2016, 10:07:30 PM
Things we learned from round eight

Nathan Schmook
AFL.com.au
15th May 2016


1. Daniel Rioli will be a star
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick was an assistant coach at Hawthorn when Cyril Rioli won a premiership as a 19-year-old and he can see something similar in the superstar's relative, Daniel. When Saturday night's thriller was on the line in the fourth quarter, the first-year Tiger kicked two goals in a five-minute burst that lit up the MCG. Rioli, whose father is a cousin to Cyril, went on a three-bounce run down the wing to kick his first and then used his clean hands in tight to snap his second. They were his first goals at the home of football, and a quick glimpse into what the youngster will be capable of over a long career. In a season that has seen the Tigers' recruiting criticised, they should be praised for the way they used pick No.15 in last year's NAB AFL Draft.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-05-15/nine-things-we-learned-from-round-eight
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Loui Tufga on May 15, 2016, 11:43:23 PM
It's interesting that many said he wouldn't even play this season because of his size, I didn't even think it myself yet he's taken to it like a duck to water.
Even though he often gets rag dolled in tackles he's always straight back up onto his feet.
Love this kid, I can see him doing some very special things in years to come!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on May 15, 2016, 11:47:37 PM
It's interesting that many said he wouldn't even play this season because of his size, I didn't even think it myself yet he's taken to it like a duck to water.
Even though he often gets rag dolled in tackles he's always straight back up onto his feet.
Love this kid, I can see him doing some very special things in years to come!
If we don't change the coach he will be kicking it sideways and backwards with the best of them and all his natural flare will eventually get coached out of him into a boring robot playing the Hardwick Way.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Stalin on May 15, 2016, 11:51:38 PM
It's almost time to move him to the backline

Needs to learn defensive pressure
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on May 16, 2016, 09:26:16 AM
 :snidegrin :snidegrin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 30, 2016, 06:56:33 PM
Last year's No.15 selection Daniel Rioli will play in the reserves after missing the Lions game due to his grandfather's funeral.

"(Rioli's) back, but he'll play VFL. He's missed a little bit of training," Hardwick said.

"We'll push him a little bit more on-ball so he can get some more touch, get his form back up to the level that we'd like it to be.

"He was probably in OK form without being great."

Source: AFL website (http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-06-30/forgotten-tiger-ivan-maric-back-to-face-power)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on July 17, 2016, 04:32:38 PM
Haven't seen the game yet, but Rioli looked really good from the highlights I've seen and his stats appear pretty solid. Anyone have any thoughts on his game yesterday?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 17, 2016, 04:35:38 PM
Haven't seen the game yet, but Rioli looked really good from the highlights I've seen and his stats appear pretty solid. Anyone have any thoughts on his game yesterday?

Best game for the club

His 1%ers are fantastic

Indictment on his more senior team mates that he is already one of best tacklers
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on July 17, 2016, 04:37:27 PM
Haven't seen the game yet, but Rioli looked really good from the highlights I've seen and his stats appear pretty solid. Anyone have any thoughts on his game yesterday?
Best game for the club. His speed is evident at the ground. Makes good decisions and rarely panics. Once he builds his body strength, look out!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Raoul Duke on July 17, 2016, 04:50:44 PM
The best part is this kid will just keep getting better, when his body thickens out a bit and his strength has improved we'll have a gun.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on July 17, 2016, 04:55:21 PM
Some great feedback, thanks guys!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Jonesracing82 on July 17, 2016, 06:37:39 PM
best game he's played i reckon, 11disp @100% ran down a wing & kick to (i think) Dusty was a highlight & he did a brilliant spin turn handball to set Grigg up for one of his goals.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on July 17, 2016, 07:17:37 PM
Will be far better than Dean but not quite as good as Cyril or Morris.....or taking his lineage out of the equation, a superior more rounded, tougher version of Lewis Jetta.... think we can all live with that....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Raoul Duke on July 17, 2016, 07:22:03 PM
Will be far better than Dean but not quite as good as Cyril or Morris.
When ever he gets asked about Junior and Maurice comparisons, he says he want to make his own name.
Gotta love that.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on July 18, 2016, 02:58:41 AM
From Robbo's 'Likes' column today:

5. Daniel Rioli

IT’S the contributions from youngsters that should excite Tigers fans and they should be excited about Daniel Rioli. His calmness with the ball and goal in the last quarter, when the Dons were pressing, is the kind of experience that will propel his development. Just 11 touches, but an equal team-high five tackles. He didn’t get votes, but neither did Dustin Martin from Mark Maclure.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/expert-opinion/mark-robinson/the-tackle-mark-robinsons-likes-and-dislikes-for-round-17/news-story/1f6bb029510e2ea87675def1a8dc040d
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: eliminator on July 18, 2016, 07:13:44 AM
The pressure he brought and tackling was very good.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on July 18, 2016, 09:22:01 AM
Will be far better than Dean but not quite as good as Cyril or Morris.....or taking his lineage out of the equation, a superior more rounded, tougher version of Lewis Jetta.... think we can all live with that....
Now you are just making poo up
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chopstix on July 18, 2016, 10:19:37 AM
I thought It was the best game I've seen from Daniel. Yes only 11 disposals but 5 tackles, better outside run and lots of pressure acts. Good goal under pressure in the last qtr too.

Will be damaging in years to come when he builds up his body and tank.

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on July 20, 2016, 09:28:59 PM
His defensive pressure is insane. Or maybe it's pretty standard but I've just become accustumed to lazy footballers watching Richmond every week. Either way I'm happy.

Saying that he needs to start taking possession and beating tacklers. Seems to paddle it along too much instead of taking possession but then when he does he just gets crunched. Has plenty of time and it'll come with confidence, experience and beefing up in the gym :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Stalin on July 24, 2016, 04:18:04 PM
 :bow
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on July 24, 2016, 04:35:27 PM
His goal was so good. Should have been paid a free for the tackle but followed up and produced a special effort.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on July 28, 2016, 03:51:45 AM
Hardwick discussing Rioli's debut year:

“He’s really starting to find his feet . . . he’s been incredibly impressive.

“His GPS numbers are through the roof.  Defensively, which is one of the areas you normally have to teach a young player, he’s very, very good.

“We’re very lucky in a way that he can do these things naturally.

“His ability to win the contested ball is something we’ve been really happy with.

“We’re just trying to get him a few easier possessions along the way . . . We’re just not quite getting the reward for him on the outside.

“Once that comes, he’s going to be a really damaging player for us.

“So we’re really excited by his progression thus far.

“He’s only 11 games or so (13 in total) into his (AFL) career, but he’s going to be an exciting prospect for us going forward, especially when he gets some more training under his belt . . .  Good signs so far, and we look forward to him building on that.”

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2016-07-27/rioli-earns-hardwick-high-praise
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: eliminator on July 28, 2016, 06:40:13 AM
Really impressed by him. He has shown a lot and has had to put up with the adversity of a dreadful game plan.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on July 28, 2016, 10:15:08 AM
This kid will be something next year.. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: cub on July 28, 2016, 11:20:33 AM
Its not just the name, Daniel has the X factor. Its exciting!

The light at the end of the tunnel isnt just a train
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on July 28, 2016, 01:38:57 PM
This kid will be something next year.. :thumbsup

Think he will probably take a bit more time than that...
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on August 20, 2016, 05:36:50 PM
This kid will be something next year.. :thumbsup

Think he will probably take a bit more time than that...
I think this kid is making some people feel like they made a very early call...

Was sensational today and will be a star for many years.

Has come from nowhere this time last year to be one of our better players.  :clapping :clapping :clapping


Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on August 20, 2016, 06:10:04 PM
He has improved every game, pretty tough too like Oleg.  They have both worn everything thrown at em for first year players and not flinched.  Rioli is starting to make those little magical things work more often too.  Hope they are extending his contract too like Oleg.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: TigerMonk on August 20, 2016, 07:32:20 PM
He has improved every game, pretty tough too like Oleg.  They have both worn everything thrown at em for first year players and not flinched.  Rioli is starting to make those little magical things work more often too.  Hope they are extending his contract too like Oleg.

thats good to hear some good news
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on August 20, 2016, 08:06:54 PM
He has improved every game, pretty tough too like Oleg.  They have both worn everything thrown at em for first year players and not flinched.  Rioli is starting to make those little magical things work more often too.  Hope they are extending his contract too like Oleg.

thats good to hear some good news

Vickery also signed a 3 year extension, in case you missed that too
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on August 20, 2016, 08:08:25 PM
say stuffing what now?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Hes My Hero on August 20, 2016, 08:12:04 PM
I am not a religious man.

But every night i pray to the Footy Gods that he never becomes "Dimmatised" :pray

Not only would it be a tragedy but an absolute blight on the RFC.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on August 20, 2016, 08:13:33 PM
Rioli is so good and cant wait to see him throughout his career. Special :bow
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: (•))(©™ on August 20, 2016, 08:14:45 PM
He will b a champion.

The club should sack dimmer just for his sake.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: cub on August 20, 2016, 09:24:56 PM
Shinny light is Daniel son
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on August 20, 2016, 09:27:09 PM
He will b a champion.

The club should sack dimmer just for his sake.
Lol. We were saying this very thing at the footy today! :lol
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on August 20, 2016, 10:55:52 PM
The kids are there....the coach isn't.....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on August 20, 2016, 11:04:48 PM
Round 1 I'll put my hand up and say I didn't think he was ready and didnt think he'd played well enough preseason to get s game

I was wrong

They got it roght playing this kid

A clear standout  / highlight of the debacle that is season 2017
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 21, 2016, 05:21:17 AM
Daniel Rioli is a solitary sign of hope

On a day when the skill level was deplorable, Daniel Rioli stood out. He was clean, able to make clever intercepts and evade opponents when he had the ball. Not only did he kick two goals, but he provided run and looked like he was interested in competing.

By contrast, the Saints have a plethora of quality youngsters with Jack Billings, Blake Acres, Seb Ross, Tim Membrey and Jack Newnes all developing into handy AFL players.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-08-20/five-talking-points-richmond-v-st-kilda
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on August 21, 2016, 10:59:37 AM
This kid will be something next year.. :thumbsup

Think he will probably take a bit more time than that...
I think this kid is making some people feel like they made a very early call...

Was sensational today and will be a star for many years.

Has come from nowhere this time last year to be one of our better players.  :clapping :clapping :clapping

Did you quote me to imply that I made a very early call? He played well yes and he has played some pretty good games of late. Just don't think we'll see enough consistency from him for a couple of years (as you'd expect) to claim "he'll be something next year". Think I posted a couple months back this kid will be 10x better when he gets a bit more strength. He was moving well but just couldn't wiggle out of some tackles that in a couple of years he'll shrug off like they're nothing.He showed yesterday that he's developing some strength to break tackles and it'll be exciting when he's developed :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on August 21, 2016, 11:36:46 PM
In the dying moments of the game I REALLY felt for this kid.

In a similar way to how I feel for Rance having to give 110% every week and basically kill himself just to keep the team in the game.

Only I felt worse for Rioli being a first year player and only weighing 65kg. Made me sick to see developed players like Ellis repeatedly displaying their lack of courage while poor Daniel does the dirty work. stuffing shameful.



Kid is a gun!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: eliminator on August 22, 2016, 08:38:56 AM
One of the very few bright lights in a terrible season.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on August 22, 2016, 08:40:47 AM
Kirby and Rioli would be nice....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on August 22, 2016, 08:53:57 AM
Kirby and Rioli would be nice....
:clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on December 19, 2016, 06:04:58 PM
Rioli a mentor to indigenous mates

GLENN McFARLANE,
Herald Sun
19 December 2016


RICHMOND’S Daniel Rioli wants to build on his family’s deep connection to the game and has pledged to help his club’s commitment to the indigenous community.

The exciting 19-year-old, who was one of the few shining lights in the Tigers’ frustrating 2016 season, is already acting as a mentor to the indigenous small forward Shai Bolton.

He travelled to Perth as part of the welcoming party for Bolton and his family, and has given the Tigers’ first draft pick early guidance in the pre-season.

“The club has a great connection (to the indigenous community) and that’s why people really respect this club,” Rioli said this week.

“I had some good senior players like Shane Edwards help me settle into the club last year. At times I found it tough, but they made it a lot easier.

“When Shai was drafted, the club organised for me to go across to Perth and meet him and his family.

“He is a bit quiet but to see him out on the training track, he has got some great skills and I can’t wait to play with him in the future.”

Rioli played 18 games in a fine debut season. He won a Rising Star nomination in Round 22 and showed plenty of talent, highlighted by a brilliant goal he kicked against West Coast.

“I didn’t expect to play that many games in my first year, but it has given me confidence heading into next year,” he said.

“I would love to push into the midfield at some stage, but I just want to keep learning and I am still trying to put on some body mass.”

Rioli is keen to assist the Korin Gamadji Institute and the club’s links with regional Victorian Aboriginal communities, in its Next Generation Academy Program — the Richmond Academy.

He spent seven weeks of his off-season break back home on Melville Island, reconnecting with his family — including his father Bradley, who is Cyril’s first cousin, and his mother Belinda.

He will return later this week to celebrate Christmas with them.

“It’s so good to get back there,” Rioli said.

“I go out fishing, shooting or hunting every day. My dad is always asking me to go out, and I always say yes, even if I have been out training during the day in the hot sun.”

“We know everyone on the Tiwi Islands, so it is good to catch up with them all. It’s a great lifestyle. We live on small blocks surrounded by bush and nature, and it’s pretty laid-back.”

He shifted to Melbourne as a 14-year-old to attend St Patrick’s College in Ballarat, which led him on a pathway to the AFL. Now his younger brother Brayden might follow suit.

“He is probably a bit more into his rugby, but he loves his footy as well,” Daniel said.

“He goes to school in Darwin, and he is thinking of moving down and maybe going to St Pat’s or to school in Melbourne next year.”

FOOTY, THE GREAT MEETING PLACE

DANIEL Rioli and Mabior Chol come from vastly contrasting backgrounds, but football has brought them together as the closest of mates.

Rioli grew up in Melville Island, 80km north of Darwin, before attending school for a time in Darwin and moving to St Patrick’s College in Ballarat as a 14-year-old.

Chol was born in war-torn Sudan and spent two years in Egypt after fleeing his homeland, before moving to Queensland with his family in search of a better life when he was eight years old, in 2005.

Both came to Richmond before the 2016 season — Rioli via the national draft and Chol in the rookie draft — and for a time they moved in with coach Damien Hardwick and his family.

“Mabs is a great man,” Rioli said this week.

“We’ve got a great connection, even though we come from different backgrounds.

“We played footy together in the Allies team against the AFL Academy on Grand Final day (in 2015).”

“To get drafted at the same time was great. We’re really good mates now.”

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/daniel-rioli-a-mentor-to-indigenous-community-and-richmond-teammates/news-story/44584d5bfa530e10edfd8bc1acd5d6ad
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Damo on December 19, 2016, 09:23:05 PM
Seems like a sensational young fella
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on December 19, 2016, 09:27:40 PM
I know i'm viewed as a whiner by some here but this bloke could go down as FJ's best pick in the 2016 draft......no seriously😋
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Knighter on December 19, 2016, 10:27:01 PM
I know i'm viewed as a whiner by some here but this bloke could go down as FJ's best pick in the 2016 draft......no seriously😋

2015 draft
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on December 20, 2016, 08:43:22 PM
Yeah.....right you are.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on December 22, 2016, 04:10:35 AM
Yeah.....right

Do I make you stutter baby?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on December 30, 2016, 10:10:39 AM
Yeah.....right

Do I make you stutter baby?
ha ha.....you have too much time on your hands.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: MintOnLamb on December 30, 2016, 10:37:25 AM
I know i'm viewed as a whiner by some here but this bloke could go down as FJ's best pick in the 2016 draft......no seriously😋
Odds are good he would get one eventually.
His ratio would be around 6:1

6 less than average players to one better than average player.

Anyone got a better ratio for FJ or am i being too generous?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on January 15, 2017, 11:14:30 AM
Rioli is in for a huge year after an impressive pre season....we have a beauty :cheers
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on January 17, 2017, 02:53:06 AM
A snappy start to the week for @DanielRioli ...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2QJqmTUoAAVH3l.jpg)
https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC/status/820792023506567169
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on January 17, 2017, 12:14:34 PM
Rioli is in for a huge year after an impressive pre season....we have a beauty :cheers

Can already see he's bulking up (with some way still to go). Glad the club saw it unlike WAT who questioned anyone who dare say he needed bulking up early 2016
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on January 17, 2017, 12:23:15 PM
Rioli is in for a huge year after an impressive pre season....we have a beauty :cheers

Can already see he's bulking up (with some way still to go). Glad the club saw it unlike WAT who questioned anyone who dare say he needed bulking up early 2016

Was thinking the dame thing when i started to watch the vid - glad too see hes bulked up. Obvious he got pushed off the ball to easily last year.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on February 16, 2017, 04:53:42 PM
Rioli was B.O.G. today.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2017-02-16/intraclub-rioli
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: the claw on February 16, 2017, 10:47:40 PM
Real concern is this kid and ffs he is still a skinny second yr kid who has just come off a promising but way below average afl season,  is being set up for a big fall from overly optimistic supporters.
Lets just let him prove it on the footy field first before we acclaim him as the second coming.That would really make a change for once.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on February 17, 2017, 07:24:47 AM
Real concern is this kid and ffs he is still a skinny second yr kid who has just come off a promising but way below average afl season,  is being set up for a big fall from overly optimistic supporters.
Lets just let him prove it on the footy field first before we acclaim him as the second coming.That would really make a change for once.


Sometimes it's ok to get exited about a talent and young Rioli has plenty. He still needs body development but he has gained 10kg since arriving so i wouldn't say he is a skinny.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: taztiger4 on February 17, 2017, 06:37:50 PM
Real concern is this kid and ffs he is still a skinny second yr kid who has just come off a promising but way below average afl season,  is being set up for a big fall from overly optimistic supporters.
Lets just let him prove it on the footy field first before we acclaim him as the second coming.That would really make a change for once.

he has gained 10 kg in the off season & is progressing nicely thankyou
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on February 17, 2017, 09:16:57 PM
Does anyone else think he has gotten taller as well!
That clip from the practice match a week or so ago, he flew for the footy then got it on the ground and gave it off to someone running by.
I had to replay it as the number 17 looked taller than I was used to.

I'd like to know if he is still 179cm tall because he looks taller than that now.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: taztiger4 on February 18, 2017, 08:39:40 AM
Does anyone else think he has gotten taller as well!
That clip from the practice match a week or so ago, he flew for the footy then got it on the ground and gave it off to someone running by.
I had to replay it as the number 17 looked taller than I was used to.

I'd like to know if he is still 179cm tall because he looks taller than that now.

I reckon he has definitely got taller
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on February 18, 2017, 08:58:28 AM
Does anyone else think he has gotten taller as well!
That clip from the practice match a week or so ago, he flew for the footy then got it on the ground and gave it off to someone running by.
I had to replay it as the number 17 looked taller than I was used to.

I'd like to know if he is still 179cm tall because he looks taller than that now.

I reckon he has definitely got taller

Compared to the listed height of other players hes running next to, he aint 179cm anymore.

Maybe 183cm at a guess.

Really liked that 65m kick from half back. Just wow
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on February 18, 2017, 12:21:33 PM
Not sure if he's any taller but he looks bigger,faster and stronger with improved kicking and decision mking
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: the claw on February 19, 2017, 12:19:19 AM
Real concern is this kid and ffs he is still a skinny second yr kid who has just come off a promising but way below average afl season,  is being set up for a big fall from overly optimistic supporters.
Lets just let him prove it on the footy field first before we acclaim him as the second coming.That would really make a change for once.

he has gained 10 kg in the off season & is progressing nicely thankyou
So you disagree do you have to act so childish about it.
Even if he gained 10kg he still looks skinny.


Only thing im asking Where are the drug testers 10 kg in a season wow we have some sort of set up going down at tiger land.Sad thing is we all know its an area we have been abysmal in.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on February 25, 2017, 05:52:59 AM
Wow this kid is amazing!

Just wondering though if putting on that 10kg was a good idea?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on February 25, 2017, 06:21:24 AM
Wow this kid is amazing!

Just wondering though if putting on that 10kg was a good idea?
no problems at all. When I was his age I put on 20kg over s 2 year bodybuilding period mixed with footy training, My youngest (16) put on 6 KG's of muscle in 6 weeks over the Xmas period. Btw this kid will win a Brownlow.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on February 25, 2017, 07:04:39 AM
Wow this kid is amazing!

Just wondering though if putting on that 10kg was a good idea?
no problems at all. When I was his age I put on 20kg over s 2 year bodybuilding period mixed with footy training, My youngest (16) put on 6 KG's of muscle in 6 weeks over the Xmas period. Btw this kid will win a Brownlow.
My story is similar. I too have put on 20 kegs but over a longer period of time through a mixture of eating and drinking with reduced exercise.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on February 25, 2017, 07:30:22 AM
Wow this kid is amazing!

Just wondering though if putting on that 10kg was a good idea?
no problems at all. When I was his age I put on 20kg over s 2 year bodybuilding period mixed with footy training, My youngest (16) put on 6 KG's of muscle in 6 weeks over the Xmas period. Btw this kid will win a Brownlow.
My story is similar. I too have put on 20 kegs but over a longer period of time through a mixture of eating and drinking with reduced exercise.
Keto for you asap.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on February 25, 2017, 08:51:22 AM
Wow this kid is amazing!

Just wondering though if putting on that 10kg was a good idea?
no problems at all. When I was his age I put on 20kg over s 2 year bodybuilding period mixed with footy training, My youngest (16) put on 6 KG's of muscle in 6 weeks over the Xmas period. Btw this kid will win a Brownlow.
My story is similar. I too have put on 20 kegs but over a longer period of time through a mixture of eating and drinking with reduced exercise.
lol
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on February 25, 2017, 12:50:04 PM
Tambling had a blinder and looked like a superstar in a NAB Cup game once as well..... :shh


....but no seriously Danny boy will be a bonafide superstar of the comp.....maybe even as early as this year., though it was fairly obvious he would be to anyone who even remotely understands footy last year........ :shh :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on February 26, 2017, 09:07:20 AM
I've always said it. The Rioli name should always be in yellow & black.
If there's a "Rioli" on offer in the draft Richmond should be doing everything in its power to secure him.

More often then not a "Rioli" will be better than what we've got.
I was frustrated we never did more to get Cyril or Dean.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on February 26, 2017, 12:09:59 PM
I've always said it. The Rioli name should always be in yellow & black.
If there's a "Rioli" on offer in the draft Richmond should be doing everything in its power to secure him.

More often then not a "Rioli" will be better than what we've got.
I was frustrated we never did more to get Cyril or Dean.

Cyril went at 12 in the 2007 draft, I'm not sure that he'd have been worth no 2 at the time although hindsight has always been wonderful
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on February 26, 2017, 01:49:05 PM
I've always said it. The Rioli name should always be in yellow & black.
If there's a "Rioli" on offer in the draft Richmond should be doing everything in its power to secure him.

More often then not a "Rioli" will be better than what we've got.
I was frustrated we never did more to get Cyril or Dean.

Cyril went at 12 in the 2007 draft, I'm not sure that he'd have been worth no 2 at the time although hindsight has always been wonderful
That might have been the case at the time but that's why a club has to be smart. Trade off some players that have currency or potential etc to secure another pick that can be used to get the player you want. The Rioli footy gene is going to have more hits than misses.
Unfortunately our club isn't that smart.  :rollin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2017, 06:42:19 PM
When asked about his tackling ability in a post-match interview on ‘Fox Footy’, Rioli replied:  “I played a little bit of rugby back in the day . . . I guess being that small forward, you’ve got to apply pressure.  It’s what you get paid to do.”

“Playing a few games last year helped me out for this season, to get prepared for what’s to come,” Rioli said.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2017-02-28/rioli-reaps-rewards-from-rugby
Title: Daniel Rioli ready to sign a new deal to remain at Richmond (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on March 02, 2017, 02:15:24 AM
Daniel Rioli ready to sign a new deal to remain at Richmond

JON RALPH,
Herald Sun
March 2, 2017



EXCITING Richmond goalsneak Daniel Rioli is ready to commit to a long-term contract extension with the Tigers.

The second-year forward has shown brilliant glimpses of his potential in the preseason as one of Richmond’s most dynamic young players.

His management and the Tigers are in negotiations, with Rioli prepared to sign a deal of up to three years despite his youth.

Paul Koutoufides said on Wednesday he and the Tigers list management department continued to make progress on that deal.

The cousin of Cyril Rioli, who wears grandfather Maurice’s number 17 at Richmond, still lives with coach Damien Hardwick.

“We are in discussions at the moment. I don’t think we will have an issue with the contract itself,” Koutoufides told the Herald Sun.

“It will be multiple years, it might be (three), we are working through that. I don’t see any issue with the contract itself.

“We have no intention of looking at another club or sounding out another club. We want him to stay at the Tigers and I am sure they want him.”

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/daniel-rioli-ready-to-sign-a-new-deal-to-remain-at-richmond/news-story/62b5de087c225fe06ababc3c40270df1
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli ready to sign a new deal to remain at Richmond (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Knighter on March 02, 2017, 03:17:59 AM
Met Kouta's brother 20 years ago. Was a knob. Doubt anything changed
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli ready to sign a new deal to remain at Richmond (Herald-Sun)
Post by: FlashGordon on March 02, 2017, 10:31:47 AM
Had to luagh watching the Today show this morning...that imbecile Tim Gilbert the "sports guru" comes on with the report that Richmond has signed young gun Dan Rioli and while he was reporting it, they threw  to highlieghts of Cyril
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli ready to sign a new deal to remain at Richmond (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on March 02, 2017, 12:14:50 PM
Had to luagh watching the Today show this morning...that imbecile Tim Gilbert the "sports guru" comes on with the report that Richmond has signed young gun Dan Rioli and while he was reporting it, they through to highlieghts of Cyril
All of that crap comes straight out of Sydney. They don't have a clue up there and I deliberately avoid channel nine because of the anti-Victorian bias.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli ready to sign a new deal to remain at Richmond (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Penelope on March 02, 2017, 10:48:35 PM
ahh poor baby
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli ready to sign a new deal to remain at Richmond (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Andyy on March 03, 2017, 06:06:25 PM
awesome news
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on April 16, 2017, 03:49:22 PM
Tiger Rioli proving to be a man possessed

AFL.com.au
16 April 2017


DANIEL Rioli's magic touch in 2017 has made him Richmond's most dangerous player when it comes to turning possessions into scores, Champion Data statistics show.

Rioli's great skill has placed him among the early contenders for Goal of the Year, but it is not only his moments of brilliance that are making him a nightmare for opponents.

The small forward has averaged 10.7 possessions a game in 2017, and he is proving that, like cousin Cyril, he does not need to win a lot of the ball to impact games.

Statistics show that when he has touched the ball and been involved in a chain of possessions this season, 48 per cent of the time it results in a Richmond score.

That is more than anyone else at the club and ranked equal 37th among the 430 AFL players involved in at least 10 possession chains this season.

It is also a lift from his 36 per cent hit rate last year, which ranked No.4 at the Tigers.

Then there is Rioli's ability in one-on-one contests. The second-year forward showcased his ability to prevail in these situations in the build-up to his sensational goal against West Coast at the weekend.

Having seen off Brad Sheppard in a contest by the boundary, he combined with teammate Dion Prestia and danced around Jeremy McGovern to kick a goal that will take some beating for the best of this season.

The contest was one of six one-on-ones the 19-year-old has been involved in this season and he is yet to lose any, winning three and neutralising three.

"He has a ferocious work-rate, which is the thing that has accelerated his development," teammate Jack Riewoldt told Fox Footy this week.

"He just wants to get better and he's an extremely talented player.

"He's been a really crucial part of the forward line this year, along with Dan Butler and Jason Castagna."

That trio's value to Richmond has arguably been more important for the defensive chaos they cause than the 13 goals they have collectively kicked.

The pressure they apply is creating opportunities for others, with the Tigers boasting a spread of 17 goalkickers across their opening three wins.

Castagna, who is on a rookie contract, ranks No.1 at the club for forward-half pressure acts (13 a game), while Butler ranks No.2 (11.7 a game).

Rioli is ranked No.4, with an average of 11 pressure acts a game, showing he has the desire not only to kick the magical goals but also to create opportunities for others. 

Out of contract at the end of 2017, his is a key signature for Richmond, with all signs pointing towards an extension in the coming months.

It is only the delay in collective bargaining talks between the AFL and AFL Players Association that is holding up a new deal to keep him at Punt Road Oval.   

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-04-16/richmonds-rioli-proving-to-be-a-man-possessed
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Heart of Darkness on April 16, 2017, 07:43:20 PM
Reckon Dan might always be a 10-15 possie kind of player but gees every time he gets it good things seem to happen.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: mat073 on April 16, 2017, 08:37:37 PM
Pure silk.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on April 16, 2017, 09:01:24 PM
The bloke is awesome, he never concedes that a contest is over regardless of how mental it gets or how many he is up against.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: sugark on April 16, 2017, 09:36:12 PM
Should've had 3 goals tonight, if Butler released him in the 3rd with a handball instead of hanging onto it and thinking he could do it all himself and got caught.  Butler needs to be cleaner with his hands, has fumbled a lot last couple of weeks.  Just hope he's not getting ahead of himself
Title: Daniel Rioli has three-year deal in front of him ..... (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on April 27, 2017, 02:40:25 AM
Daniel Rioli has three-year deal in front of him

Sam Landsberger,
Herald Sun
27 April 2017



RICHMOND believes Daniel Rioli is “only scratching the surface” with the emerging star expected to re-sign until 2020.

Rioli, who lives with coach Damien Hardwick, has shone brightly in the Tigers’ first 5-0 start since 1995.

While Rioli, 20, is in no rush to formally put pen to paper, he is happy at the Tigers and in negotiations to recommit.

The second-year forward has impressed with his leadership, particularly with his mentoring of draftee Shai Bolton.

Rioli is helping the fellow indigenous talent manage his training programs, delivering off-field advice and helping him get to Punt Rd for training.

Hardwick said Rioli’s tank would set him apart from superstar uncle Cyril Rioli.

“Cyril’s a wonderful player. I was privileged to work with him in his early days there (at Hawthorn),” Hardwick said this month.

“But Daniel’s different with his aerobic capacity.

“I think he’s probably only scratching the surface of where he’s at as a half-forward. I’ve got no doubt he’ll push in the midfield at some stage when he gets a bit bigger.

“Over a period of time he’ll push further up the field so he’ll make his own name, I’ve got no doubt.”

Rioli inherited grandfather Maurice Rioli’s famous No.17 jumper and has impressed Tiger fans with his clever flashes of brilliance.

He is just one of nine general forwards in the AFL who Champion Data rate “above average” for goals and forward-half pressure points.

Rioli’s goalkicking accuracy of 80 per cent is rated elite while his last quarter on Anzac Eve helped trigger the Tigers’ stirring comeback against Melbourne.
Tigers coach Damien Hardwick with Rioli after the win against Collingwood in Round 2. Picture: Getty Images

The livewire has kicked a goal in every game this season.

In the 2015 draft the Tigers bid on academy gems Matthew Kennedy (GWS) and Rising Star Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions) before taking Rioli with their first pick, No. 15 overall.

Rioli has already shot past the Tigers’ previous first-round picks Corey Ellis (No. 12 in 2014) and Ben Lennon (No. 12 in 2013).

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/richmond-livewire-daniel-rioli-has-threeyear-deal-in-front-of-him/news-story/ff0ee8b4983d007f9fd63898e51203ce
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli has three-year deal in front of him ..... (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on April 27, 2017, 07:22:16 AM
I haven't given up on Cellis, reckon he'd be an upgrade on Houli across HB in time...
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli has three-year deal in front of him ..... (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Yeahright on April 28, 2017, 01:10:58 AM
I haven't given up on Cellis, reckon he'd be an upgrade on Houli across HB in time...

He is a level above the VFL and will show it in time. Would prefer him in the midfield though
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 03, 2017, 12:41:19 PM
Dan's proving to be a deadeye in front of the sticks this year. Going at 77% (10 goals from 13 shots).

Full article: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2017-05-03/deadeye-daniel

Title: Daniel Rioli on pressure, Richmond, Dimma & Dreamtime guernsey (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 05, 2017, 04:06:55 AM
Daniel Rioli on pressure, Richmond, Damien Hardwick, Richmond 2017 indigenous Dreamtime guernsey jumper

Lauren Wood
Herald Sun
5 May 2017


THEY call him “Scrumptious”, this relative of the “Delicious” Cyril Rioli.

Daniel Rioli bears one of football’s most famous names but the 20-year-old is determined to make his own mark.

His great-uncle Maurice — who Rioli calls his grandfather — played 118 games in yellow and black and won the 1982 Norm Smith medal.

Uncle Dean played 100 games for Essendon, booting 91 goals.

And his father Bradley’s cousin Cyril, or “Junior”, has three All-Australian gongs, a Norm Smith medal and four premiership medallions in his collection after 183 games for Hawthorn.

Not bad.

The electric young Tiger knew he came to Punt Road at the end of 2015 with the surname and its associated pressure in tow, but is set on sticking to his own style.

At the moment, it’s working.

“Having the Rioli name, there is a bit of pressure there but I kind of put it at the back of my head and play my own brand of footy that I’ve been playing since I was a kid,” Rioli says.

“It’s just footy. You’ve got your own brand that you play.

“Junior plays his own brand of footy, my uncle played his own brand of footy, my grandfather Maurice played his own brand of footy at Richmond.

“Now it’s time for me to make my own name for myself and play my own brand of footy.”

The slick, quick small forward made the shift from the Tiwi Islands aged 14, flying to Melbourne before catching a bus to Ballarat to join St Patrick’s College’s indigenous program.

It was cold, but he thought it was a good idea.

He boarded at the school for a few years, and since joining the Tigers calls a new place home with a couple of new “boarding house masters” — Damien and Danielle Hardwick.

Yes, the Richmond coach, his wife and their three children.

It wasn’t Rioli’s idea, he admits, moving in soon after the 2015 national draft with new teammate and now close friend Mabior Chol.

Chol soon found a host family — Rioli was “the only one left” and has remained. He loved it, and still does.

“I was nervous coming into the system and to think I was staying with the coach was a bit nerve-racking,” Rioli says.

“It’s not that difficult now — I’m slotting in easily.”

There’s Hardwick the coach and then Hardwick the “family man”, according to Rioli, who has forged a close friendship with the coach’s son Ben, who is the same age.

He admits he was surprised at the “around the house” Hardwick — he thought there’d be more of a tendency for the top Tiger to be talking tactics.

“I actually thought when I first moved in that he’d be more into footy and talking about footy 24/7,” Rioli says.

“But he gets along so well with everyone and makes jokes in the house. It’s perfect with Dimma. When he’s at home, he’s a family man. When he’s out coaching, he’s the coach and he’s really full on.”

Rioli said he knows he’ll have to leave the Hardwicks’ bayside home eventually — “At some stage I’ll have to get the boot” —. but he hopes just not yet.

Teammate Shane Edwards credits the Hardwicks for the role they have played in helping develop Rioli, who he says is “slowly coming out of his shell”.

“I forget that he’s 20,” Edwards says.

“You assume that he’s maybe a six or seven-year player the way he talks about the game. His family has raised him really well ... and (living with the Hardwicks) has just been the perfect setting for him to thrive, and that’s what he’s doing.”

It took some time to get him out of that shell.

“Early days, some of the guys didn’t know that he was really funny, because he was so quiet,” Edwards explains.

“But this year, I have little cracks at him saying ‘remember that little kid from Tiwi that came in last year that was really polite and humble? Where did he go?’ He’s really funny. He’s extremely humble and he loves having a laugh.”

Richmond is facing a mettle-testing month, with meetings with the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night, Fremantle and Greater Western Sydney before the blockbuster Dreamtime at the ‘G against Essendon in Round 10.

It’s a game Rioli travelled to watch with a handful of his fellow St Patrick’s boarders a few times.

“I thought to myself then that ‘hopefully I can be there’,” Rioli says.

“It came and now to be drafted at the Tigers and to be that kid out there playing in Dreamtime is an unreal feeling. It’s an exciting time and it gets you so pumped up. I can’t wait.

“You’re not only representing yourself, you’re representing the whole indigenous community around Australia.”

Daniel catches up with cousin Cyril often, mostly just for a coffee and a chat. Sometimes about footy, sometimes not.

Rioli said he needs to build his body up like the Hawks star did and plans to “hit the gym more”.

Sponging off his teammates’ nous isn’t going astray, either, as the young gun not only looks to the likes of skipper Trent Cotchin and superstar midfielder Dustin Martin to polish his game smarts, but All-Australian defender Alex Rance in an effort to get under the skin of his opponents.

“Whenever I’m playing against backs, Rancey tells me what he hates about playing against a forward,” Rioli says.

“He hates me moving around so much or being so quick or whatever it may be. I try and take that out on game day. I’ll definitely use that.

“I get along with everyone at the club and they teach me.

“Being a young player coming into the system, I look at Trent Cotchin having a big career now. I want to be that sort of player that can play 100 or 200 more games ... maybe.”

RICHMOND’S indigenous jumper holds a special place for Daniel Rioli.

Not only is this year’s guernsey — the club’s seventh — inspired by the Tiger talent and teammate Nathan Drummond, it’s been developed by someone he’s known for years.

The guernsey was designed by Josh Muir, who has overcome addiction and depression to emerge as a promising artist.

He also visited Rioli’s school, St Patrick’s in Ballarat, some years ago.

“I’ve been close with him — he came to my school when I was at St Pat’s, so I know him through that,” Rioli said.

“I’m just so excited and I can’t wait to run out with it. I think it’s the best one yet.”

Muir, a Yorta Yorta contemporary artist from Ballarat found solace and healing in art, with the guernsey design fusing Tiwi Island and Yorta Yorta influences to depict peace, love and unity.

“(It incorporates) Bunjil the creator and the old people, using the traditional colours of Richmond designed around the sash,” Muir said.

“Bunjil is seen as a creator traditionally, and the old men are our elders, which is a really important part of our culture, paying respect to our elders.

“They fuse together to acknowledge the creator — past and present and the emerging of Aboriginal culture.”

And Rioli has admitted that despite their relationship, he was caught by surprise when he learned that Muir was behind this year’s design.

“I didn’t know he was going to come in,” he said.

“He did and I was pretty surprised. It’s good to have someone around that you know. It’s great for him to design the jumper and with me being so close to him, it’s unreal.”

Teammate Shane Edwards agreed.

“I feel like I say this every year ... but with the bright flashes, it’s the best one yet,” he smiled.

The jumper also features the number 67 on its back, paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum where Australians voted in favour of recognising indigenous Australians in the constitution.

All proceeds from the sale of Dreamtime at the G items go to the Korin Gamadji Institute and Richmond’s indigenous programs.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/daniel-rioli-feels-pressure-of-rioli-name-but-is-playing-footy-his-way-and-making-his-own-mark/news-story/740f34e7647dc6b1e5a6259110abfc65
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on May 07, 2017, 10:53:15 AM
Needs to get involved more.

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on May 07, 2017, 01:10:37 PM
Needs to get involved more.
Had a poor game but has banked some cred. At times he hedges his bets when he should be more defensive......Sorry 'bout the cliches :)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on May 07, 2017, 02:31:52 PM
People expecting Rioli to be a 20 possesion player still mightjt have to wait a year or two but his chasing & harrassing is invaluable if not always focused and no small reason reason why we're 5 from 7....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 23, 2017, 09:53:16 PM
RICHMOND young gun Daniel Rioli will lead a contingent of Tigers players and coaches to his home on the Tiwi Islands over the bye week.

Teammates Shane Edwards, Jack Riewoldt, Jayden Short, and Dylan Grimes will be joined by coaches Justin Leppitsch, Craig McRae, Xavier Clarke and football boss Dan Richardson on the four-day trip.

The players and coaches will be introduced to Rioli’s family and will get the opportunity to learn more about indigenous people.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/daniel-rioli-to-take-contingent-of-richmond-players-and-coaches-to-his-home-on-tiwi-islands/news-story/5357c7fa03f453dc6c23b7916a731dfb
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on May 24, 2017, 12:17:27 AM
Why?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: taztiger4 on May 24, 2017, 06:51:43 PM
Why?

why not, its their time off , hopefully show MR Junior some love
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 27, 2017, 03:04:45 PM
Rioli family tree ...

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-05-27/aboriginal-footballs-first-family
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on May 28, 2017, 06:58:17 AM
If anyone can't see the non stat benefit this guy brings to our side then they are stuffing stuffs
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on May 28, 2017, 07:36:11 AM
Rioli family tree ...

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-05-27/aboriginal-footballs-first-family

Loved that article, Maurice one of the most revered players in AFL/VFL to play under 200 games. Dan seemed a little off last night, perhaps the occasion got to him but he'll be playing another dozen Dreamtime games so I'm tipping he will come to dominate the game in years to come
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Willy on May 28, 2017, 10:52:53 AM
He's worth his spot just for his pressure alone.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on May 28, 2017, 11:35:08 AM
Another very average game IMO.  4 kicks in 4 quarters.
And another dropped chest mark.

Never mind, he is a Rioli
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on May 28, 2017, 12:04:47 PM
Another very average game IMO.  4 kicks in 4 quarters.
And another dropped chest mark.

Never mind, he is a Rioli

understand your point but Castagna & Bolton both only had 4 kicks as well...

So I would think to for all 3 you need to look at more than the number of kicks.... if you are just going to base it on kicks then you'd say they were all "very average"

My view is they all played their roles and did well in the key category they appear to be 'graded" on and that's pressure acts & tackles where they all did well

Rioli = 14 & 3
Bolton = 30 & 5
Castagna = 19 & 5

and I'd also raise the idea of "perceived" pressure like they do with Rance, that is how the opposition perceives the pressure coming form the 3 of them

Would love to see them get more of the ball but if F50 defensive pressure and keeping it in there is their main job, they are all doing it and they did last night in spades

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on May 28, 2017, 12:10:42 PM
Well said WP.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on May 28, 2017, 12:17:59 PM
Another very average game IMO.  4 kicks in 4 quarters.
And another dropped chest mark.

Never mind, he is a Rioli
A Rioli should always be in yellow and black. I don't care what Sheedy reckons but the Rioli name was always synonymous with Richmond. We should recruit every Rioli that's available. It's criminal that Cyril ended up and the Dawks or Dean got rookie listed to Essendrug.

I don't know why your knocking Daniel as he's got the tricks and X factor. Plain to see the upside if you ask me.

Castagna on the other hand is a trier but has some limitations which he may be able to improve on. But in the end out of the three amigos he looks the most deficient.

 Don't get me wrong I like the all kids but it seems your usual grace for the youngsters that show abit is a little lost on Rioli for some reason & I'm not sure why.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on May 28, 2017, 12:21:29 PM
Another very average game IMO.  4 kicks in 4 quarters.
And another dropped chest mark.

Never mind, he is a Rioli
A Rioli should always be in yellow and black. I don't care what Sheedy reckons but the Rioli name was always synonymous with Richmond. We should recruit every Rioli that's available. It's criminal that Cyril ended up and the Dawks or Dean got rookie listed to Essendrug.

I don't know why your knocking Daniel as he's got the tricks and X factor. Plain to see the upside if you ask me.

Castagna on the other hand is a trier but has some limitations which he may be able to improve on. But in the end out of the three amigos he looks the most deficient.

 Don't get me wrong I like the all kids but it seems your usual grace for the youngsters that show abit is a little lost on Rioli for some reason & I'm not sure why.
You can't 'gift' blokes a game due to their name.. He needs to lift.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on May 28, 2017, 03:29:48 PM
Another very average game IMO.  4 kicks in 4 quarters.
And another dropped chest mark.

Never mind, he is a Rioli

understand your point but Castagna & Bolton both only had 4 kicks as well...

So I would think to for all 3 you need to look at more than the number of kicks.... if you are just going to base it on kicks then you'd say they were all "very average"

My view is they all played their roles and did well in the key category they appear to be 'graded" on and that's pressure acts & tackles where they all did well

Rioli = 14 & 3
Bolton = 30 & 5
Castagna = 19 & 5

and I'd also raise the idea of "perceived" pressure like they do with Rance, that is how the opposition perceives the pressure coming form the 3 of them

Would love to see them get more of the ball but if F50 defensive pressure and keeping it in there is their main job, they are all doing it and they did last night in spades
So WP, you think Rioli was good last night? What about his last 4 weeks?
He has kicked 1 goal in the last 4 weeks as a small forward, and has averaged less than 2 kicks a quarter, so it is ok to question his output. It doesn't mean he is a dud it just means we should expect more. Dropping chest marks and not know his roll when games get tight isn't any others fault other than his own.
George has outperformed him of late, and I know it doesn't suit everyone's love for a Rioli, it's a fact.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on May 28, 2017, 03:47:37 PM
I think seeing the games live gives you a greater appreciation of what Daniel Rioli does.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on May 28, 2017, 04:00:02 PM
I think seeing the games live gives you a greater appreciation of what Daniel Rioli does.
I agree and I was at the game.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on May 28, 2017, 04:00:17 PM
George has outperformed him of late, and I know it doesn't suit everyone's love for a Rioli, it's a fact.

So you think because he's got the ball more (he averages .38 more kicks a quarter :lol) yet still manages to get more clangers and turnovers then that's okay? Oh let's not forget despite Georges good game the other day, they still average the same amount of goals this year...
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on May 28, 2017, 04:04:55 PM
George has outperformed him of late, and I know it doesn't suit everyone's love for a Rioli, it's a fact.

So you think because he's got the ball more (he averages .38 more kicks a quarter :lol) yet still manages to get more clangers and turnovers then that's okay? Oh let's not forget despite Georges good game the other day, they still average the same amount of goals this year...
How do you think they compare over the last 4 weeks?
All I'm saying the last 3 weeks is that he is out of form. He needs to contribute more offensively.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Simonator on May 28, 2017, 04:59:12 PM
The whole fwd line is out of form led by jack the only experienced one down there missing shots from straight out in front !!  :banghead
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on May 28, 2017, 05:20:13 PM
The whole fwd line is out of form led by jack the only experienced one down there missing shots from straight out in front !!  :banghead
Sure he has missed some sitters the last couple of weeks but he is our only forward "in form" at the moment.
Only a few from the lead in the Coleman Medal.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on May 28, 2017, 08:59:01 PM
BT, I thought he was OK last night, ditto George although in Georgia's case a vast improvement in what I witnessed up in Sydney last week. Live George was very poor last week. Was there and I stand by that 

Actually thought Bolton was the best of the 3, probably more so because he's new and it's exciting to see new players coming through

As I said all 3 had 4 kicks but all did the thigns that they are there for and that's applying defensive pressure in the F50

Would I like Rioli get more of the ball? absolutely. Would I like to see him nail a few GOALS?  Without hesitation answers is yes.

But would I drop him and bring back in the likes of Morris, Hunt, Townsend? Absolutely not
Title: Daniel Rioli contract with Richmond delayed by CBA hold-up (Age)
Post by: one-eyed on May 29, 2017, 08:57:44 PM
Daniel Rioli contract with Richmond delayed by CBA hold-up

Daniel Cherny
The Age
30 May 2017


The unresolved collective bargaining agreement negotiations have delayed a new contract for Richmond livewire Daniel Rioli.

While Rioli, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is expected to sign a fresh deal with the Tigers, it's understood that greater certainty is wanted around the specifics of the CBA before a deal is agreed to.

Rioli's manager Paul Koutoufides is on record saying the goalsneak has no intention of looking for another club, while Richmond are showing no signs of concern that the talented forward won't stay at Punt Road.

Taken at pick 15 in the 2015 draft, Rioli, who turned 20 in April, has played every game for the Tigers this year after making 18 senior appearances in his first season. The youngster's high-tempo style of play has been among the highlights of Richmond's remodelled game plan, with Rioli and fellow small forwards Jason Castagna and Dan Butler drawing plaudits for their pressure in attack.

Rioli kicked 13 goals in 18 games last year, and has 11 majors from 10 games in 2017 – including a goal of the year contender against West Coast in round three – although his output has dropped in recent weeks, with Rioli kicking just one goal since round seven. He is also averaging just under 11 disposals a game.

The nephew of Hawthorn champion Cyril, Tiwi Islands product Daniel has been touted by coach Damien Hardwick as a genuine midfield option in the long-term.

Rioli is among a host of players whose contracts have been held up by the CBA talks. Among those out-of-contract players who have attributed the CBA delay to their decision not to re-sign are Adelaide key defender Jake Lever, Gold Coast skipper Steven May and Port Adelaide's Jasper Pittard.

Essendon list manager Adrian Dodoro also told a club podcast recently that the timeline for re-signing key players such as Joe Daniher, Darcy Parish and David Zaharakis had stretched out because of the CBA. While talks between the AFL and players association have been inching closer to a conclusion in recent months, an agreement remains elusive.

The Tigers are also desperately trying to keep superstar free agent Dustin Martin, whose playing future has been among the hottest topics of the season.

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/daniel-rioli-contract-with-richmond-delayed-by-cba-holdup-20170529-gwfpkp.html
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on June 04, 2017, 08:24:48 AM
What did we all think of Rioli's game last night?

One "Joe the goose" over the top from Jack but not really much else.


Just on another note, what do we all think about him living with the coach?
Imo Hardwick has shown in the past and even now he has favourites, does a player living with the coach make it hard for him to honest on how that player is really going?

As much as it's a good thing for the Hardwick family to do, I think it's totally inappropriate for a senior coach to do this.
There is plenty of other people around the club that imo would be better to do this.
Thoughts??
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on June 04, 2017, 08:27:41 AM
BT, I thought he was OK last night, ditto George although in Georgia's case a vast improvement in what I witnessed up in Sydney last week. Live George was very poor last week. Was there and I stand by that 

Actually thought Bolton was the best of the 3, probably more so because he's new and it's exciting to see new players coming through

As I said all 3 had 4 kicks but all did the thigns that they are there for and that's applying defensive pressure in the F50

Would I like Rioli get more of the ball? absolutely. Would I like to see him nail a few GOALS?  Without hesitation answers is yes.

But would I drop him and bring back in the likes of Morris, Hunt, Townsend? Absolutely not
Sorry I only just saw this.
The last sentence is a bit on the ridiculous side, no one ever is asking to see those players you mentioned over Rioli... maybe only Jack  :rollin.  As he like all things old and slow
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Damo on June 04, 2017, 08:32:56 AM
Thoughts

He's looked tired for weeks and will benefit from the week off more than anyone on the list.

Just a kid and clearly has niggles.

As for living with the Hardwick's. I think it's a good thing, he's obviously happy there and they are obviously happy to have him.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on June 04, 2017, 08:41:04 AM
Thoughts

He's looked tired for weeks and will benefit from the week off more than anyone on the list.

Just a kid and clearly has niggles.

As for living with the Hardwick's. I think it's a good thing, he's obviously happy there and they are obviously happy to have him.
That's all nice and stuff but what do you think in terms of football? Genuine question

The reason I ask is I know what Paul Roos has said about getting to close to his players when he was coach and I also heard that lady on SEN that does a weekly segment (not sure if her name but she has coached the Diamonds in netball before) and she said the other day that she cannot get to close to the players as it compromises being able to make hard calls on her players.

To me that makes sense but I'm interested to hear what others think.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: casper68 on June 04, 2017, 08:46:53 AM
I think the bye has come at a good time for Daniel.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on June 04, 2017, 08:54:08 AM
Thoughts

He's looked tired for weeks and will benefit from the week off more than anyone on the list.

Just a kid and clearly has niggles.

As for living with the Hardwick's. I think it's a good thing, he's obviously happy there and they are obviously happy to have him.
That's all nice and stuff but what do you think in terms of football? Genuine question

The reason I ask is I know what Paul Roos has said about getting to close to his players when he was coach and I also heard that lady on SEN that does a weekly segment (not sure if her name but she has coached the Diamonds in netball before) and she said the other day that she cannot get to close to the players as it compromises being able to make hard calls on her players.

To me that makes sense but I'm interested to hear what others think.


BT picking the side and making hard decisions on players is a match committee decision week in week out. The coach would have a big say in the matter but overall it's a group decision. And I don't have an issue with Rioli living with Dimma at all.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: TigerLand on June 04, 2017, 09:15:31 AM
I agree BT. Hardwick has history of selecting 'mates'.

You can't tell me he is as close to Lennon as he is Rioli. This would cause issues and a certain type of personality would respond negatively socially which I'm sure Lennon has done or is doing. This is a development issue as there isn't equality across the group.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on June 04, 2017, 09:19:04 AM
Thoughts

He's looked tired for weeks and will benefit from the week off more than anyone on the list.

Just a kid and clearly has niggles.

As for living with the Hardwick's. I think it's a good thing, he's obviously happy there and they are obviously happy to have him.
That's all nice and stuff but what do you think in terms of football? Genuine question

The reason I ask is I know what Paul Roos has said about getting to close to his players when he was coach and I also heard that lady on SEN that does a weekly segment (not sure if her name but she has coached the Diamonds in netball before) and she said the other day that she cannot get to close to the players as it compromises being able to make hard calls on her players.

To me that makes sense but I'm interested to hear what others think.


BT picking the side and making hard decisions on players is a match committee decision week in week out. The coach would have a big say in the matter but overall it's a group decision. And I don't have an issue with Rioli living with Dimma at all.
Fair enough
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on June 04, 2017, 09:20:31 AM
I agree BT. Hardwick has history of selecting 'mates'.

You can't tell me he is as close to Lennon as he is Rioli. This would cause issues and a certain type of personality would respond negatively socially which I'm sure Lennon has done or is doing. This is a development issue as there isn't equality across the group.
Yer, it just doesn't sit right with me.

Anyway if we keep winning I don't care if the whole side lives at Dimma's house.

 :gotigers
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: TigerLand on June 04, 2017, 09:21:16 AM
I agree BT. Hardwick has history of selecting 'mates'.

You can't tell me he is as close to Lennon as he is Rioli. This would cause issues and a certain type of personality would respond negatively socially which I'm sure Lennon has done or is doing. This is a development issue as there isn't equality across the group.
Yer, it just doesn't sit right with me.

Anyway if we keep winning I don't care if the whole side lives at Dimma's house.

 :gotigers

Agree!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on June 04, 2017, 11:16:01 AM
Chol lived at his house, is he in the side?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on June 04, 2017, 12:04:43 PM
Chol lived at his house, is he in the side?

But Chol is in the bungalow in the backyard so it doesn't count
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on June 04, 2017, 05:11:57 PM
Thoughts

He's looked tired for weeks and will benefit from the week off more than anyone on the list.

Just a kid and clearly has niggles.

As for living with the Hardwick's. I think it's a good thing, he's obviously happy there and they are obviously happy to have him.
That's all nice and stuff but what do you think in terms of football? Genuine question

The reason I ask is I know what Paul Roos has said about getting to close to his players when he was coach and I also heard that lady on SEN that does a weekly segment (not sure if her name but she has coached the Diamonds in netball before) and she said the other day that she cannot get to close to the players as it compromises being able to make hard calls on her players.

To me that makes sense but I'm interested to hear what others think.
Paul Roos is celebrated as a messiah-type coach far above his ability, makes me sick. No better than Hardwick IMHO.

I have no issue with players staying with the coach. Wonderful show of care from the club.

Did a lot of damage to Dusty's career...... :whistle :whistle :whistle
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on June 04, 2017, 07:05:06 PM
LMAO @ the netball lady
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Slipper on June 04, 2017, 08:20:14 PM
I think the bye has come at a good time for Daniel.

Yep, me too.

I think those saying he shouldn't be in the team are a little off the mark however. On what I see in games, while he isn't kicking a lot of goals, his one percenters and pressure acts are still right up there. I think he exceeds the output of both Butler and George in this regard.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on June 04, 2017, 08:29:22 PM
I think the bye has come at a good time for Daniel.

Yep, me too.

I think those saying he shouldn't be in the team are a little off the mark however. On what I see in games, while he isn't kicking a lot of goals, his one percenters and pressure acts are still right up there. I think he exceeds the output of both Butler and George in this regard.
You are comparing him to a pick 67 (Butler) and a rookie pick (George).
Should we expect more from a first round draft pick than just "one percenters?"
Bolton imo has shown more in the last two games than Rioli has all year.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Slipper on June 04, 2017, 09:10:23 PM
You are comparing him to a pick 67 (Butler) and a rookie pick (George).
Should we expect more from a first round draft pick than just "one percenters?"
Bolton imo has shown more in the last two games than Rioli has all year.

My point wasn't a comparison. It was an observation of the sum impact that our small forwards are having on games.

Everyone is lauding the defensive pressure our small forwards are putting on opposition defences. I see Rioli being a much bigger part of this than Butler or George. Sure, I'd love to see Rioli kicking more goals, but if you have a look at the combined output of the three players in the last few games, Butler and George are hitting the scoreboard, while Rioli is putting on the pressure and doing the little things.

Indeed, if you look at their season stats on the RFC website, all three are averaging 1.1-1.2 goals per game and are really close in all their other stats except 1%ers. On this score, Rioli has 18 for the season to be equal 9th in the club. Riewoldt is the next best forward with 12. Castagna has 5, and Butler 0.  (Interestingly, Dusty has only had 5 as well).

I am not suggesting that this stat is the be all and end all, but I think it does show that Rioli is having a fair impact on games. I personally think he is attracting more attention from opposition teams who are planning to limit his influence. So it is great that George and Butler are stepping up and making the most of this.

Regarding Bolton, he looks super promising. But I think it is pretty harsh to say he has shown more in two games than Rioli has all year. Glimpses of outstanding potential are a lot different to output in games and having the ability to sustain it over the longer term. RFC recruiting and player development has proved this time and time again over the years.

On what I have seen so far, I see Bolton taking the spot of Butler or George way before I see him edging Rioli.

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on June 04, 2017, 09:43:11 PM
You are comparing him to a pick 67 (Butler) and a rookie pick (George).
Should we expect more from a first round draft pick than just "one percenters?"
Bolton imo has shown more in the last two games than Rioli has all year.

My point wasn't a comparison. It was an observation of the sum impact that our small forwards are having on games.

Everyone is lauding the defensive pressure our small forwards are putting on opposition defences. I see Rioli being a much bigger part of this than Butler or George. Sure, I'd love to see Rioli kicking more goals, but if you have a look at the combined output of the three players in the last few games, Butler and George are hitting the scoreboard, while Rioli is putting on the pressure and doing the little things.

Indeed, if you look at their season stats on the RFC website, all three are averaging 1.1-1.2 goals per game and are really close in all their other stats except 1%ers. On this score, Rioli has 18 for the season to be equal 9th in the club. Riewoldt is the next best forward with 12. Castagna has 5, and Butler 0.  (Interestingly, Dusty has only had 5 as well).

I am not suggesting that this stat is the be all and end all, but I think it does show that Rioli is having a fair impact on games. I personally think he is attracting more attention from opposition teams who are planning to limit his influence. So it is great that George and Butler are stepping up and making the most of this.

Regarding Bolton, he looks super promising. But I think it is pretty harsh to say he has shown more in two games than Rioli has all year. Glimpses of outstanding potential are a lot different to output in games and having the ability to sustain it over the longer term. RFC recruiting and player development has proved this time and time again over the years.

On what I have seen so far, I see Bolton taking the spot of Butler or George way before I see him edging Rioli.
The big positive is he can only get better.
And like Dimma's other favourites he is almost certain not to get dropped no matter how bad he plays.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Slipper on June 04, 2017, 10:22:08 PM
You are comparing him to a pick 67 (Butler) and a rookie pick (George).
Should we expect more from a first round draft pick than just "one percenters?"
Bolton imo has shown more in the last two games than Rioli has all year.

My point wasn't a comparison. It was an observation of the sum impact that our small forwards are having on games.

Everyone is lauding the defensive pressure our small forwards are putting on opposition defences. I see Rioli being a much bigger part of this than Butler or George. Sure, I'd love to see Rioli kicking more goals, but if you have a look at the combined output of the three players in the last few games, Butler and George are hitting the scoreboard, while Rioli is putting on the pressure and doing the little things.

Indeed, if you look at their season stats on the RFC website, all three are averaging 1.1-1.2 goals per game and are really close in all their other stats except 1%ers. On this score, Rioli has 18 for the season to be equal 9th in the club. Riewoldt is the next best forward with 12. Castagna has 5, and Butler 0.  (Interestingly, Dusty has only had 5 as well).

I am not suggesting that this stat is the be all and end all, but I think it does show that Rioli is having a fair impact on games. I personally think he is attracting more attention from opposition teams who are planning to limit his influence. So it is great that George and Butler are stepping up and making the most of this.

Regarding Bolton, he looks super promising. But I think it is pretty harsh to say he has shown more in two games than Rioli has all year. Glimpses of outstanding potential are a lot different to output in games and having the ability to sustain it over the longer term. RFC recruiting and player development has proved this time and time again over the years.

On what I have seen so far, I see Bolton taking the spot of Butler or George way before I see him edging Rioli.
The big positive is he can only get better.
And like Dimma's other favourites he is almost certain not to get dropped no matter how bad he plays.

I definitely agree with you. Rioli is only going to get better.

And I do understand your original point about expecting more from a first round pick. To justify where we took him, he is either going to have to achieve the heights as a  small forward that Eddie or Cyril have reached, or he has to be able to go into the midfield.

I read once on a Melbourne Football Club forum a guy saying that you should never spend a first round pick on a small forward. His belief was that that type of player can be found later in the draft, if not the rookie draft (he was referring to Aaron Davey at the time). I think he was right, and Butler/George support the theory.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on June 04, 2017, 10:32:51 PM

And I do understand your original point about expecting more from a first round pick. To justify where we took him, he is either going to have to achieve the heights as a  small forward that Eddie or Cyril have reached, or he has to be able to go into the midfield.

I read once on a Melbourne Football Club forum a guy saying that you should never spend a first round pick on a small forward. His belief was that that type of player can be found later in the draft, if not the rookie draft (he was referring to Aaron Davey at the time). I think he was right, and Butler/George support the theory.

Strongly disagree with both your points. Betts and C.Rioli 2 of the greatest small forwards of all time, certainly in the modern era. Unfairly high marker. If our Rioli is half as good as either of those guys he'll have a wonderful (and justified) career.

You should spend your first round pick on the best available talent and draft to your needs. Aside from the fact that we actually badly needed a small, crumbing forward at the time how about you have a look at the players taken around (our) Rioli's pick. He's miles ahead of them at this stage:

1    15    Daniel Rioli    Richmond    North Ballarat Rebels    TAC Cup    
1    16    Harrison Himmelberg    Greater Western Sydney    Mangoplah-CUE    RFNL    Academy player; Adelaide's bid matched with picks 48, 50, 55 and 59[128]
1    17    Tom Doedee    Adelaide    Geelong Falcons    TAC Cup    
1    18    Jade Gresham    St Kilda    Northern Knights    TAC Cup    Traded from Sydney
1    19    Ryan Burton    Hawthorn    North Adelaide    SANFL    Traded from North Melbourne
1    20    Brayden Fiorini    Gold Coast    Northern Knights    TAC Cup    Traded from Fremantle
1    21    Ben McKay    North Melbourne    Gippsland Power    TAC Cup    Traded from Brisbane Lions; received from West Coast
1    22    Kieran Lovell    Hawthorn    Tigers FC    TSL    
1    23    David Cuningham    Carlton    Oakleigh Chargers    TAC Cup    Traded from Richmond; received from Gold Coast; received from Greater Western Sydney via a trade in 2012; received from Fremantle in 2011; compensation pick from 2011 (Palmer)
2    24    Ben Keays    Brisbane Lions    Brisbane Lions    NEAFL    Academy player; Western Bulldogs' bid matched with Brisbane's next pick[128]
2    25    Josh Dunkley    Western Bulldogs    Gippsland Power    TAC Cup    Traded from Carlton; father-son eligible (son of Andrew Dunkley), but Sydney did not match bid[128]
2    26    Kieran Collins    Western Bulldogs    Dandenong Stingrays    TAC Cup    Traded from Carlton; received from Brisbane Lions
2    27    Darcy Tucker    Fremantle    North Ballarat Rebels    TAC Cup    Traded from Gold Coast
2    28    Luke Partington    West Coast    Norwood    SANFL    Traded from Sydney; received from Essendon
2    29    Alex Morgan    Essendon    Oakleigh Chargers    TAC Cup    Traded from St Kilda
2    30    Mason Redman    Essendon    Glenelg    SANFL    Traded from Melbourne
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_AFL_draft

Perhaps Gresham and Burton are at his level.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on June 04, 2017, 11:51:38 PM
Burton is ahead of Rioli (was a huge risk though) as is Tucker and Dunkley (although Dunkley was much more ready made) and I'd argue Gresham as a small forward is in the discussion too. To say "he's miles ahead of them" is completely off the mark
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Slipper on June 05, 2017, 12:37:17 AM
Fair enough Dougey. I may have been a bit harsh in my assessment.

But surely any time you spend a first round pick you are looking for a player who is as a minimum well above AFL average, hopefully elite. Which is why I compare to Betts and Rioli. And out of interest, Cyril cost his team Pick 12 in a national draft, Daniel cost us pick 15, although I don't think that you can draw too much from that comparison.

Eddie cost cost his initial team pick 3 in the pre-season draft and so did Aaron Davey. The point being made was that you can get small forwards later in the draft. Sure, you can argue you can possibly find gun players late in the draft for any position. But aside from ruckmen, I don't think you could name a position which has as many standout/elite late round picks as small forward. That is further underlined by the fact that we also have Butler and Castagna playing pretty decent footy, and they cost us stuff all. The question that arises from this is do small forward slip to later rounds because teams do not rate them highly enough, or because they are hard to evaluate and therefore get them in the appropriate draft spot. I'd suggest it is a combination of both.

Spending your first round pick on the best available talent and drafting to your needs rarely aligns unless your list is deficient in many areas. I agree we were badly in need of a small crumbing forward. But we also needed a ruckman, and another inside mid just as badly, and I personally thought we would try to use our first pick that year on a KPF (Himmelberg).

Right now on his impact in games, does Daniel Rioli justify the No.15 pick in a draft? That is a very unfair assessment because he is only in the infancy of his career. But so is comparing him to the players drafted after him, especially when they play in different positions. I think Himmelberg, Collins and Partington will in time become very good players

I am glad we have Rioli, and he will be a very good player for us. I just think that pick 15 is too high for a small forward who is not elite, or who cannot run through the midfield. Time will tell if Rioli is either or both of these things, which by my rule of thumb will tell me if he was worth that pick.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on June 05, 2017, 07:38:51 PM
Burton is ahead of Rioli (was a huge risk though) as is Tucker and Dunkley (although Dunkley was much more ready made) and I'd argue Gresham as a small forward is in the discussion too. To say "he's miles ahead of them" is completely off the mark

Burton is playing good footy this year and Dunkley was great last year. Gresham is going along so is Tucker but IMO Rioli impacts games and is tracking ahead of those two. Good players nonetheless.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on June 05, 2017, 07:44:39 PM
Dunkleys already peaked and Riolis star will just continue to rise.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on June 05, 2017, 10:19:32 PM
Gresham is going to be a star, but i reckon rioli has the rest covered and wouldnt swap him for them.

Melbourne got Garlett for a steal - have always rated him
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on June 06, 2017, 07:47:29 AM
Burton is ahead of Rioli (was a huge risk though) as is Tucker and Dunkley (although Dunkley was much more ready made) and I'd argue Gresham as a small forward is in the discussion too. To say "he's miles ahead of them" is completely off the mark

Burton is playing good footy this year and Dunkley was great last year. Gresham is going along so is Tucker but IMO Rioli impacts games and is tracking ahead of those two. Good players nonetheless.
Rioli will be a good player for us long term but to say he "impacts games" is a bit rich especially this year.
It's ok to say he is down on form and it doesn't mean he is a shittruck.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Lozza on June 06, 2017, 08:20:42 AM
Will be a keeper, it's a marathon not a sprint so plenty of time for him to settle into his role and be a very good player for us for years to come..
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Willy on June 06, 2017, 08:26:05 AM
Burton is ahead of Rioli (was a huge risk though) as is Tucker and Dunkley (although Dunkley was much more ready made) and I'd argue Gresham as a small forward is in the discussion too. To say "he's miles ahead of them" is completely off the mark

Burton is playing good footy this year and Dunkley was great last year. Gresham is going along so is Tucker but IMO Rioli impacts games and is tracking ahead of those two. Good players nonetheless.
Rioli will be a good player for us long term but to say he "impacts games" is a bit rich especially this year.
It's ok to say he is down on form and it doesn't mean he is a pootruck.

I don't think it's outrageous to suggest that his defensive pressure is impacting games for us. No one is saying he's dominating, but he is a big reason why our forward half pressure stats are through the roof this year.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Required on June 06, 2017, 10:15:18 AM
Burton is ahead of Rioli (was a huge risk though) as is Tucker and Dunkley (although Dunkley was much more ready made) and I'd argue Gresham as a small forward is in the discussion too. To say "he's miles ahead of them" is completely off the mark

Burton is playing good footy this year and Dunkley was great last year. Gresham is going along so is Tucker but IMO Rioli impacts games and is tracking ahead of those two. Good players nonetheless.
Rioli will be a good player for us long term but to say he "impacts games" is a bit rich especially this year.
It's ok to say he is down on form and it doesn't mean he is a pootruck.

I don't think it's outrageous to suggest that his defensive pressure is impacting games for us. No one is saying he's dominating, but he is a big reason why our forward half pressure stats are through the roof this year.

You can see with the eye how good his pressure is  :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on June 06, 2017, 11:25:51 AM
Burton is ahead of Rioli (was a huge risk though) as is Tucker and Dunkley (although Dunkley was much more ready made) and I'd argue Gresham as a small forward is in the discussion too. To say "he's miles ahead of them" is completely off the mark

Burton is playing good footy this year and Dunkley was great last year. Gresham is going along so is Tucker but IMO Rioli impacts games and is tracking ahead of those two. Good players nonetheless.
Rioli will be a good player for us long term but to say he "impacts games" is a bit rich especially this year.
It's ok to say he is down on form and it doesn't mean he is a pootruck.

I don't think it's outrageous to suggest that his defensive pressure is impacting games for us. No one is saying he's dominating, but he is a big reason why our forward half pressure stats are through the roof this year.

^^That's the thing for mine. He might only directly kick a goal a game but he indirectly creates 3-4 more a game with tackling, one percenters, a creative tap/handball and sometimes even just inferred pressure. Best small forward we've had for a long time.
Title: Tigers feel at home in Rioli's Garden (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on June 10, 2017, 03:33:00 AM
Tigers feel at home in Rioli's Garden

afl.com.au
9 June 2017



DANIEL Rioli turned tour guide during Richmond's bye, with a small contingent of Tigers players and coaches joining him on the Tiwi Islands this week for a mid-season break.

Richmond's emerging star was joined in his home community on Garden Island, off the coast of the Northern Territory, by teammates Jack Riewoldt, Jayden Short, Shane Edwards and Dylan Grimes.

Assistant coaches Justin Leppitsch, Xavier Clarke and Craig McRae also made the trip with list manager Dan Richardson, with the group using the club's four-day break to get a better understanding of Rioli's background.

"From the moment we drafted Daniel, we said to Bradley his dad and Belinda his mum that we'd like to come up to the island one day and have an experience like this," Richardson told AFL.com.au.

"The purpose of it was to connect with Dan and his community and learn more about his culture and the challenges he and all kids from the Tiwi Islands can have when they're trying to make a fist of life as far away as Melbourne.

"That was the purpose of it, to develop those connections and give Dan a sense of how interested we are in where he's from and his journey."

Rioli's parents and siblings live in a town of about 500 people on Garden Island, with the Tigers contingent staying in a fishing lodge in the heart of the community.

They visited beaches where the late Richmond star Maurice Rioli spent time with his family and waterholes Daniel Rioli visited as a kid. 

"Daniel was the official tour guide and he was keen to come fishing with us and mud crabbing with us," Richardson said.

"He was always going home for the break, so he had a bit of time just home with his family, but he spent quite a lot of time with us touring around the island.

"He actually had a role in choosing the players this time around that he wanted to share this time with.

"So it was great to see the players and coaches and myself to an extent connecting with each other and doing something completely different to what we'd normally do in the cut and thrust of a footy season."

Richardson said the Tigers group gained an understanding of the challenges faced by young footballers from the Tiwi Islands who leave to pursue careers elsewhere.

Rioli left home at 14 to attend St Patrick's College in Ballarat, following a similar path to uncle Cyril, who moved from Darwin to school in Melbourne before being drafted by Hawthorn. 

"It shows the resilience of people like Daniel and also the family," Richardson said.

"They had the foresight to think it was important enough to send him to boarding school a long way from home because it's an opportunity he should take up.

"It's an opportunity a lot of kids on the Tiwi Islands wouldn't get."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-06-09/rioli-turns-tour-guide-in-the-tiwi-islands
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: the claw on June 11, 2017, 10:47:37 AM
Burton for me said it at the time and have not seen a thing to change my mind.

I think what gets lost is our pressure has been so poor for so long that when we get some players applting it it is blown out of proportion.
We need All of our players to tackle and apply pressure but they should also be able to impact offensively as well.

I think with all of our little fellas we are only getting one part of the equation atm and it has to improve.
Anyway i still firmly think our structures are wron and will be found out too many smalls and too many of them are only impacting in one area. At the end of the day we need players who are impacting across the board and we definately need more height.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Willy on June 11, 2017, 11:39:58 AM
 Claw doesn't rate who we drafted and preferred other options. What a stunning revelation...

Your obsession with three talls is rubbish. The game is constantly evolving and there is no one magic formula. What's important is that you have quality forwards and you play a brand that suits them. See Doggies flag last year.
Also, top heavy teams are getting burnt the other way now more than ever.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: the claw on June 11, 2017, 09:19:10 PM
Claw doesn't rate who we drafted and preferred other options. What a stunning revelation...

Your obsession with three talls is rubbish. The game is constantly evolving and there is no one magic formula. What's important is that you have quality forwards and you play a brand that suits them. See Doggies flag last year.
Also, top heavy teams are getting burnt the other way now more than ever.
Man im not saying anything different to what you have said there. The only difference is, i will argue strenuously that most sides do indeed have three talls in both defense and the fwd line.It has been a constant for a long time .
No i have not said i dont rate who we have drafted i have said who i preffered  at each pick. I like to think i give good reasons why as well.

What you dont seem to understand is the doggies won a flag with tall players they may not have been kpp height but they had genuine height.Stringer 192cm  Boyd 200cm  Cordy 192cm up fwd and bontompelli 193 rotated thru there, all 190cm plus players up fwd  and that was a make shift fwd line because their bigger talls were cruelled by injury.

Similar scenario down back Hamling 195cm Roberts 196cm , morris 190cm with a 199cm ruckman in roughead. Mate they were the taller side on G/F day.
It is actually sort of what your talking about their talls are mobile quick agile who can run but they are still talls it is a myth this dogs are small.

Yes they won a flag but remember they finished 7th and had a great run At just the right time.I think that 7th placed finish is now being shown for what it is this yr.I actually think they are struggling again this yr because of the lack of good structure and QUALITY TALLS and i think a lack of depth in most areas..I reckon their ladder position at the end of last yr is closer to where they are actually at than their premiership win.
They won a flag and who would not take it but i think they are a bit more like Hawthorn of 2008 than say Hawthorn of 2013.

No other club plays more short players than we do and if your telling me our smalls are quality then your kidding yourself.And if your telling me we play tall enough id say get your freakin hand of it and wake up.

On the smalls well Some of our smalls look promising they have ability and upside but fmd they are not there yet and a few may not even make it despite the hype..

Yep the game continually changes but the game imo is played by more talls 190cm plus than ever.

Oh by the way Three tall fwds and rubbish. Go have a look at the current top two teams and tell me how many 190cm plus players are regulars in each.I can tell ya one thing they dont vplay 10 or 12 blokes under 6ft week in week out. Can say the same thing about premiership teams as well.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Damo on June 12, 2017, 06:49:23 AM
They were taller?

Buddy 199
Tippet 202
Naismith 206
X Richards 195

Against

Boyd 200
Roughead 200
Roberts 196

Those were the players 195cm+

If we played today

Nank 199
Jack 195
Astbury 195

Rance just misses at 194, but obviously plays taller than say
Bont at 193. You mention Stringer at 192, so do we count someone like Mcintosh at 192?

I agree we need far more KP depth, but don't pretend the dogs were tall on GF day and use players like Bont (midfielder) and Stringer as reasoning.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: the claw on June 12, 2017, 10:33:32 AM
They were taller?

Buddy 199
Tippet 202
Naismith 206
X Richards 195

Against

Boyd 200
Roughead 200
Roberts 196

Those were the players 195cm+

If we played today

Nank 199
Jack 195
Astbury 195

Rance just misses at 194, but obviously plays taller than say
Bont at 193. You mention Stringer at 192, so do we count someone like Mcintosh at 192?

I agree we need far more KP depth, but don't pretend the dogs were tall on GF day and use players like Bont (midfielder) and Stringer as reasoning.

Simple what is the definition of a tall player. For most 190CM is the cut off. 190 cm is shaun Grigg a Tall mid. or Bontompelli and Cripps at 193 and 195 they are tall players who happen to be mids.
Stringer is 192cm since when has 192cm not been a tall.As you said Rance is 194cm he is a tall.

When these sort of debates spring up we define players dont we,and the roles they perform mids, third talls  kpp ruckmen.
McIntosh is a third tall defender dont know how many times ive argued that.Some would argue hes a tall mid. Gunston is a third tall fwd.isnt Grimes at 193cm considered a tall?he a third tall though and has been asked to play kp when injury has hit.

As stated the dogs were tall enough on G/F day, they certainly were not short.  Bontompelli, McCrae, tall mids with one going fwd to play third tall in rotations. Is that not what happened.
Boyd 200cm, Stringer 192cm, cordy 192cm. Roberts 196cm, Hamling 195cm, morris 190cm,  and roughhead 199cm. they also had another guy in Wood at 187cm who happened to be exceptional in the air for his height.

sydney well they had Franklin197, Grundy 192 , Laidler 190, Naismith 206 Richards 195 and Tippett 202.they were clearly outnumbered for tall players. Does that mean Grundy  and Laidler below 195cm are not talls as well.

Dont know how many debates ive had on this site about 200cm players as kpps it seems to me not a lot become top notch kpps you only need look at the rfc and Vickery and Griffiths.Tippett who has been mentioned. Ive long argued three talls but not three dinosaurs and ive argued this because it seems it is what most sides have had success with.

Anyway its just my opinion it has not changed much because it seems clubs are having success with it all the time.
You can either look at it and agree or you can disagree its no skin off my nose.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Willy on June 12, 2017, 12:41:06 PM
Listing the Dogs tall midfielders and defenders does not support your position. No matter which way you slice it, they won the flag last year with a very small forward line, hence why I believe the "we need three tall forwards" argument is baloney.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Damo on June 12, 2017, 01:03:45 PM
Height isn't everything. You talk about Bont going forward as a tall.

Give me our vertically challenged Dusty one out ahead of their Yao Ming.

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: the claw on June 13, 2017, 10:16:27 AM
Listing the Dogs tall midfielders and defenders does not support your position. No matter which way you slice it, they won the flag last year with a very small forward line, hence why I believe the "we need three tall forwards" argument is baloney.
even without those two mids they had more players above 190cm than Sydney.

so no they did not have a short fwd line and they did not field a short team. Their fwd line was not full of short players as has been pointed out they played three blokes of genuine height there and had another in bontompelli rotate thru there and play as a fwd.

If you were to say to me Sydney had TALLER fwds than WB  i would agree but to say the wb were short is stupidity.Since when has 192cm been considered anything but tall in this game.

Hawthorn have been the most succesful club for ages should we not learn from what they do.Seems to me when they were winning premierships they had three tall fwds roughead, schoenmakers gunston and played two ruckmen in Hale and McEvoy before 2015 they had Franklin Gunston Roughead.

Have you ever stopped to wonder why all clubs are forced to play three tall defenders?  we do it every week with Grimes Astbury and Rance we do it because in most cases there are three tall fwds that have to matched up on.
But hey 190cm plus is not tall and clubs dont structure this way ::)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on June 13, 2017, 10:22:20 AM
It's not just height tbough. It's how good their hands are above their head. As you said claw, Wood is only 187cm yet he plays tall. Other guys are taller but play short.
I think that we need one more quality tall in our forward zone who can give Nankervis a chop out. We are developing our own brand with lots of pace and pressure up forward. I think that's great because we are setting our own trend rather than a blatant copy of another team.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: the claw on June 13, 2017, 09:41:02 PM
It's not just height tbough. It's how good their hands are above their head. As you said claw, Wood is only 187cm yet he plays tall. Other guys are taller but play short.
I think that we need one more quality tall in our forward zone who can give Nankervis a chop out. We are developing our own brand with lots of pace and pressure up forward. I think that's great because we are setting our own trend rather than a blatant copy of another team.
of course its not just about height i would have thought that is a given.Surely it is better to say grimes at 193 cm play on a bloke like cordy 192cm  than a bloke like Batchelor at 188cm be asked to do the job.
Surely in the name of flexability and all that it implies it would be better to have grimes play on say Richards 195cm  than Batchelor at 188cm your asking blokes to fight out of their division..
Your never going to play Grimes on say a bloke like Hawkins does that mean Grimes is a short or a tall who is not quite tall enough or more to the point  big enough to play kp but still a tall.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on June 14, 2017, 08:26:46 AM
It's not just height tbough. It's how good their hands are above their head. As you said claw, Wood is only 187cm yet he plays tall. Other guys are taller but play short.
I think that we need one more quality tall in our forward zone who can give Nankervis a chop out. We are developing our own brand with lots of pace and pressure up forward. I think that's great because we are setting our own trend rather than a blatant copy of another team.
of course its not just about height i would have thought that is a given.Surely it is better to say grimes at 193 cm play on a bloke like cordy 192cm  than a bloke like Batchelor at 188cm be asked to do the job.
Surely in the name of flexability and all that it implies it would be better to have grimes play on say Richards 195cm  than Batchelor at 188cm your asking blokes to fight out of their division..
Your never going to play Grimes on say a bloke like Hawkins does that mean Grimes is a short or a tall who is not quite tall enough or more to the point  big enough to play kp but still a tall.
Grimes imo is considered a 3rd tall and not a KPD. He plays predominantly on medium or even small forwards like Eddie Betts.

The Bulldogs did have a small forwardline last year with their only real tall forwards in Stringer who plays more as a medium tall as he isn't a great overhead mark and extremely agile for a player of his size.
The other is Boyd who especially in the finals played more ruck/forward than forward/ruck.

Their forwardline is full of player like Picken, Dahlhaus, Jong, Daniel, Smith, Dickson and Dunkley all of which are small to medium forwards.

Cordy, Hamling, Roberts and even Roughead are defenders with Roughead play in the ruck as well.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Willy on June 14, 2017, 10:39:10 AM
Claw is having to loosen his definition of "tall" because his original theory of "you must play three talls in attack to win" isn't a very good one.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: the claw on June 14, 2017, 12:52:49 PM
Claw is having to loosen his definition of "tall" because his original theory of "you must play three talls in attack to win" isn't a very good one.

I havent loosend a thing as a guide to seperate smalls mediums talls i have constantly given my idea on what is a tall small or medium.

By your definition Hawthorn had a small fwd line in 2015 with
Gunston 193cm, Shoenmakers 195cm and roughead 193cm. the dogs tall set up stacked  up very well to that of the dogs
Cordy 192cm Boyd 200cm Stringer 192cm.plus Bontompelli rotating thru there.
They both won premierships they both had THREE TALLS.

Your not big enough to concede the dogs players are actually talls but throw out the dumb argument that they arent 195cm plus so they are short.
What is irrefutable is they are talls but are not at the top end of the scale when it comes to talls.

Remember the Vickery debates and the 200cm fwd debates

I was constantly saying we cant play two blokes who are dinosaurswho are 200cm tall and are neither very good in either role we ask them to play. but we need three talls but they have to be in the lower spectrum of the tall scale have pace agility take a mark and offer some defensive attributes to the team.
So dont make poo up im not changing a thing.Playing three talls has been a constant with me.It just shows how small you are.
Its pointless having a debate with a bloke who is so small minded and shallow that he wont concede clear and obvious facts those facts are by anyones definition when classifying a tall boyd Stringer Cordy and Bontompelli are all talls.


from my observations a lot of clubs have actually gone to the Hawthorn model of three talls combined with three smalls who are quick and manic.We have taken it to the extreme where structure and flexabilty goes out the window where we play just one tall sometimes and at best two but one has to share ruck duties.
Some of this is due to us having poor tall stocks and some of it is due to the need to find enough players who will apply pressure both situations are not ideal.
It's not just height tbough. It's how good their hands are above their head. As you said claw, Wood is only 187cm yet he plays tall. Other guys are taller but play short.
I think that we need one more quality tall in our forward zone who can give Nankervis a chop out. We are developing our own brand with lots of pace and pressure up forward. I think that's great because we are setting our own trend rather than a blatant copy of another team.
of course its not just about height i would have thought that is a given.Surely it is better to say grimes at 193 cm play on a bloke like cordy 192cm  than a bloke like Batchelor at 188cm be asked to do the job.
Surely in the name of flexability and all that it implies it would be better to have grimes play on say Richards 195cm  than Batchelor at 188cm your asking blokes to fight out of their division..
Your never going to play Grimes on say a bloke like Hawkins does that mean Grimes is a short or a tall who is not quite tall enough or more to the point  big enough to play kp but still a tall.
Grimes imo is considered a 3rd tall and not a KPD. He plays predominantly on medium or even small forwards like Eddie Betts.

The Bulldogs did have a small forwardline last year with their only real tall forwards in Stringer who plays more as a medium tall as he isn't a great overhead mark and extremely agile for a player of his size.
The other is Boyd who especially in the finals played more ruck/forward than forward/ruck.

Their forwardline is full of player like Picken, Dahlhaus, Jong, Daniel, Smith, Dickson and Dunkley all of which are small to medium forwards.

Cordy, Hamling, Roberts and even Roughead are defenders with Roughead play in the ruck as well.

Isnt that what i said Grimes is a third TALL  ::) He has genuine height at 193cm a whopping 1/2 inch  taller than Stringer and a whopping 1 inch shorter than Richards.Stringer  who actually played kp for them because of injuries to blokes like redpath who would only be 1 inch taller than stringer at 194cm.
Cordy played as a fwd for them because of those injuries.

Roughhead used to be a defender who has become a servicable competitive ruckman for them who is 199cm about the norm nowdays for a ruckman.
Hamling Roberts are both 195cm plus and they used Morris  at 190cm as the third tall who also provided run.

Dunkley is 189cm Ling Jong is 188cm Picken 184cm and Dickson is 184cm all mediums. Dalhaus played midfield and has predominately played there for a while now and the same goes for Daniel who plays predominately as a mid.
Its a fact they had heaps of guys who you would classify as genuine talls even Dunkley has grown and is now 190cm plus.
FMD Sydneys Grundy is only 192cm and no one questions weather hes a tall or not.Hes TALL who happens to play kpd because he has the size to go with the adequate height to play that role

Their G/f side lined up like this
Cordy 192cm - Stringer 192cm - Dunkley 189cm
smith 181cm - Boyd 200cm - Dickson 184cm

I dont see a lot of runts in that fwd line do you.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on June 15, 2017, 10:59:23 AM
Height isn't everything. You talk about Bont going forward as a tall.

Give me our vertically challenged Dusty one out ahead of their Yao Ming.


awww fucksakes I got coffee all over my screen again
Title: That's got to hurt! Rioli suffers horrific injury dislocating his finger (Mail)
Post by: one-eyed on June 25, 2017, 07:51:24 PM
That's got to hurt! AFL star suffers horrific injury dislocating his finger during the game

    Aussie Rules star Daniel Rioli has suffered a horrific dislocated finger
    Richmond Tigers forward left field in agony during match on Sunday afternoon
    Rioli had finger snapped back into place and returned to field minutes later

By Sam McPhee
Daily Mail Australia
25 June 2017 | Updated: 18:47pm



Aussie Rules star Daniel Rioli has suffered a horrific dislocated finger during an AFL match on Sunday afternoon.

The Richmond Tigers forward was seen leaving the field in agony holding his hand after a contest against Carlton at the MCG.

Aussie Rules star Daniel Rioli has suffered a horrific dislocated finger during an AFL match on Sunday afternoon

The 20-year-old could be seen grimacing in agony as he left the field to be treated mid-way through the third quarter.

Cameras did not show the extremity being put back in place, but Rioli re-emerged on the field just minutes later.

Fans reacted on Twitter as they saw the distressed starlet walk to the sideline.

Rioli was goalless on the day and had a contender for mark of the season controversially taken away from him.

The high-flyer took off on Dale Thomas for the screamer, but umpires ruled he pushed off and award a free kick to the Carlton midfielder.

Richmond went on to win the match by 26 points and further stake their claims for a top four finish.

Finger injuries are common in the AFL because players are frequently catching the ball away from their body.

The 20-year-old is one of the rising stars of the AFL and is already a key member of Richmond's finals-bound team.

A unique mix of flair and strength combined with youthful confidence has made Rioli a fan favourite.

He is a member of one of the AFL's most celebrated families, the Rioli family, which features three-time premiership winner Cyril, the late and legendary Maurice, former Essendon Bomber Michael Long and his son Jake.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/06/25/09/41BAAB6100000578-4636940-Rioli_s_ring_finger_was_at_a_right_angle_to_his_middle_finger_be-a-3_1498378540439.jpg)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4636940/AFL-star-suffers-horrific-dislocated-finger-game.html#ixzz4l0EX8hlZ
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on June 25, 2017, 08:02:24 PM
What hyperbolic crud.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on June 25, 2017, 10:47:20 PM
Gnarly photo but
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Gracie on June 25, 2017, 10:53:35 PM
Standard dislocation by the look of it. The writer must not of had or seen many dislocated fingers.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on June 26, 2017, 10:20:51 AM
There is a good demonstration of them in Blade Runner at the end
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: the claw on June 26, 2017, 11:12:42 PM
Another game where we have not got a hell of a lot from this kid apart from a bit of pressure..He really needs to start finding some ball.Same can be said for most of the small fwds.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on June 27, 2017, 08:21:48 AM
"a bit"
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: georgies31 on June 27, 2017, 08:36:56 AM
Agree needs to get involved more or a spell in the reserves swap for Stengle.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: MintOnLamb on June 27, 2017, 09:38:07 AM
Agree needs to get involved more or a spell in the reserves swap for Stengle.
I disagree, his endeavour is excellent, keep playing him, he will get better and better. If Vickery had his endeavour and attitude....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: mat073 on June 27, 2017, 09:45:31 AM
Cos Cyril Rioli got 30 possessions every week  ::)
Title: Daniel Rioli closes in on new two-year deal (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on July 12, 2017, 01:20:10 PM
Exciting Tiger forward closes in on new deal

Peter Ryan 
afl.com.au
July 12, 2017 12:06 PM


EXCITING youngster Daniel Rioli is closing in on a two-year deal with Richmond after continuing the impressive start to his AFL career in 2017.

Rioli has always declared his desire to stay with the Tigers but wanted to wait until the CBA was signed off before signing a deal. 

Industry sources suggest the 20-year-old should earn between $300-350,000 a season after the players earned a 20 per cent rise in the TPP in 2017.

The 20-year-old began the year on fire with 10 goals in the first six games but his scoreboard impact has dropped off slightly in recent weeks with just three goals in the past nine games.

Rioli's continued his forward pressure laying 44 tackles for the season so far and has laid at least one tackle in each of his 33 games.

He is a crucial part of the mosquito fleet that had, until Saturday night against St Kilda, been so influential in Richmond's impressive season.

Rioli's statistics this season stack up well next to small forwards such as West Coast's Jamie Cripps and Carlton's Jack Silvagni and his upside his huge.

The No.15 pick in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft won the Tigers' best first year player and earned a Rising Star nomination in 2016.

He also kicked one of the goals of the year in round three when the Tigers defeated the Eagles and has played every game this season.

Richmond is yet to re-sign free agent Dustin Martin but are comfortable with the pace of negotiations and are understood to be on the hunt for a tall forward/ruckman to support Jack Riewoldt inside the forward 50 along with impressive ruckmen Toby Nankervis.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-07-12/exciting-tiger-closing-in-on-new-deal
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli closes in on new two-year deal (afl site)
Post by: Yeahright on July 12, 2017, 02:45:22 PM
The 20-year-old began the year on fire with 10 goals in the first six games but his scoreboard impact has dropped off slightly in recent weeks with just three goals in the past nine games.

Slightly?  :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli closes in on new two-year deal (afl site)
Post by: big tone on July 12, 2017, 10:40:21 PM
The 20-year-old began the year on fire with 10 goals in the first six games but his scoreboard impact has dropped off slightly in recent weeks with just three goals in the past nine games.

Slightly?  :lol :lol :lol
"has dropped off slightly in recent weeks"
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli closes in on new two-year deal (afl site)
Post by: Yeahright on July 12, 2017, 11:07:50 PM
The 20-year-old began the year on fire with 10 goals in the first six games but his scoreboard impact has dropped off slightly in recent weeks with just three goals in the past nine games.

Slightly?  :lol :lol :lol
"has dropped off slightly in recent weeks"

Depends on your definition of recent but I don't think you can be that lenient with the word slightly :lol
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on July 29, 2017, 08:04:32 PM
The haters will be spewing with his first quarter
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on July 29, 2017, 08:39:46 PM
haha, love the Dannioli he is a stuffing jet.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on July 29, 2017, 08:42:37 PM
As I said, tracking beautifully. :snidegrin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on July 29, 2017, 08:42:40 PM
haha, love the Dannioli he is a stuffing jet.


 :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on July 29, 2017, 08:47:27 PM
Brilliant first half
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on July 29, 2017, 09:37:28 PM
Been a bit quiet since his 3rd goal :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on July 29, 2017, 10:20:50 PM
Been a bit quiet since his 3rd goal :shh


Sensational game tonight :clapping his pressure acts are elite  :bow
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on July 29, 2017, 10:23:19 PM
Yep. Didn't get the goals but continued with his chasing, harassing, deft taps etc etc :clapping :clapping :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Slipper on July 29, 2017, 10:30:26 PM
I didn't get to see the first half (only about 5 minutes of it).

Did Rioli play the first half in the midfield?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: lamington on July 29, 2017, 10:32:30 PM
When the GCS were on top of us Rioli stood up and kept us in it and kicked some sensational well needed goals. Breaking the Suns' momentum was crucial in is getting ascendancy in the 2nd quarter
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on July 29, 2017, 10:33:13 PM
Played forward, Slipper.

Rioli was in the votes at half-time. Either kicked or had a say in most of our goals till then. Quieter after that but 16 possies, 4 marks, 5 tackles and 3 goals is a good return for a small forward.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on July 29, 2017, 10:36:50 PM
Yep very good
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 30, 2017, 12:04:31 AM
Been a bit quiet since his 3rd goal :shh


Sensational game tonight :clapping his pressure acts are elite  :bow

Just got back to my hotel

And agree, his work off the ball tonight was elite  :clapping

A gem we have here
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Willy on July 30, 2017, 02:17:32 AM
A lot of his best work goes unnoticed.

Busts his hump to put pressure on when his teammates are jogging
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on July 30, 2017, 06:36:27 AM
A lot of his best work goes unnoticed.

Busts his hump to put pressure on when his teammates are jogging

And you can see a bit of that on the TV

Just don't get what some experts dislike about him
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on July 30, 2017, 08:30:34 AM
Loved Dan last night. Rinse and repeat please.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on July 30, 2017, 11:37:24 AM
He chases blokes even when most give up because they look like they are well clear and are about to take a cozy kick, he did this and blasted in at the last second which caused a balk on the kick and a turnover to our favor.  He does this over and over.  He is unselfish and dedicated even when most people are smoked, he digs deep for a 1 percenter.  Just watch the replay of how many times he does it
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Simonator on July 30, 2017, 12:24:05 PM
So many times where he just got a push on an opponent after sprinting 20+m to get there to effect the kick and create a turnover. His repeat sprints must be through the roof
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on July 30, 2017, 08:32:33 PM
matt073 a bit quiet.  :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on July 31, 2017, 02:22:08 PM
Good to see people finally starting to notice and realising the importance of the work he does off the ball that he's only been doing all stuffing year.... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: eliminator on July 31, 2017, 02:42:45 PM
Played a very good game.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Simonator on July 31, 2017, 02:58:07 PM
Good to see people finally starting to notice and realising the importance of the work he does off the ball that he's only been doing all stuffing year.... :shh

I think it's more him being able to have that defensive pressure and still kick goals, his work rate has never been the problem
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on July 31, 2017, 03:16:25 PM
He chases blokes even when most give up because they look like they are well clear and are about to take a cozy kick, he did this and blasted in at the last second which caused a balk on the kick and a turnover to our favor.  He does this over and over.  He is unselfish and dedicated even when most people are smoked, he digs deep for a 1 percenter.  Just watch the replay of how many times he does it
Its incredible how effective that inferred pressure is, when a player does have time and space for a clean kick but feels pressured to move it half a second faster than they have to. I feel our turnaround in form and competitiveness this year is largely due to the forward pressure forcing mistakes on the the opp's rebound. Would be very interested to know how often we force turnovers in the middle of the ground as a result of a sloppy kick out of defence.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 17, 2017, 03:53:38 AM
Respected football analyst David King rates exciting, young Richmond small forward Daniel Rioli as “the best pressure player in the competition”.

King, a dual premiership player with North Melbourne, believes Rioli has been the catalyst for the elite level of pressure that’s been so successfully applied by the Tigers in their forward half throughout the 2017 season.

“This team relies on turnovers in their offensive half of the ground. It’s been fantastic . . . it’s been a masterstroke in terms of coaching. But Daniel Rioli, he sets the way,” King said on ‘Fox Footy’.

“Multiple efforts, that’s what it’s all about and he drags (Dan) Butler with him. (Jason) Castagna sees the standard. (Trent) Cotchin and (Dustin) Martin, when they rest forward, know they’ve got to put pressure on because this team relies on time in forward half.

“You can never rest against Daniel Rioli.

“Most players defend a perimeter 10-15 metres around them. But this guy, he goes 15, 20, 25 metres.

“When he takes off, when he chases, when he puts you in the sights, you are gone. He will not be denied . . .

“He’s unbelievable.”

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2017-08-16/rioli-a-pressure-pacesetter
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on August 17, 2017, 07:09:26 AM
Tracking beautifully. :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Simonator on August 17, 2017, 09:17:49 AM
I think after another pre season we will really start to see where he's heading as a player.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on August 17, 2017, 12:02:52 PM
Better than Oliver  :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: the claw on August 17, 2017, 11:24:29 PM
thats it then. King thinks the kid can play will now likely be delisted in two yrs time.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: the claw on August 17, 2017, 11:29:04 PM
seriously is probably the most overhyped and over rated player we have.
Yes he has potential and i sure as hell hope his ceiling is a damn sight higher than what hes shown.
But until he reaches the heights he is what he is just another promising kid who has a long long way to go.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on August 18, 2017, 12:05:14 AM
seriously is probably the most overhyped and over rated player we have.
Yes he has potential and i sure as hell hope his ceiling is a damn sight higher than what hes shown.
But until he reaches the heights he is what he is just another promising kid who has a long long way to go.
Yep. Can't argue with that.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: lamington on August 18, 2017, 08:53:39 AM
I did a footywire same age comparison between Rioli and Betts and they are virtually identical in all facets. Both players averaging 10.9 disposals/game, 3marks a game and a goal a game.

Eddie didn't crack 30+ goals a season until season 5 so I am happy to be patient with Rioli
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on August 18, 2017, 11:07:41 AM
I did a footywire same age comparison between Rioli and Betts and they are virtually identical in all facets. Both players averaging 10.9 disposals/game, 3marks a game and a goal a game.

Eddie didn't crack 30+ goals a season until season 5 so I am happy to be patient with Rioli
Exactly.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on August 18, 2017, 07:58:44 PM
Wasn't Eddie Betts a rookie?
It's pretty clear he was a late bloomer...

Rioli was a first round pick, he should be miles ahead of a rookie pick at the same age.

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on August 18, 2017, 08:07:43 PM
Wasn't Eddie Betts a rookie?
It's pretty clear he was a late bloomer...

Rioli was a first round pick, he should be miles ahead of a rookie pick at the same age.

I'm not sure you understand what we are saying.

Do you really think Eddie Betts would have been taken as a rookie if they knew that that's how he'll turn out?

Recruiters made a mistake with Betts. Rioli is tracking the same way. If someone told you Rioli would be like Betts would you take him as a later pick and miss out on him?

Rioli was taken for his future ability and not his ability in his first or second year or even third year. His ceiling is very high.

At this stage only Ryan Burton has arguably played better than him (at draft pick 15 and beyond) and he was a risk with a terrible break in his leg predraft. What would you have done?

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on August 18, 2017, 08:33:30 PM
Wasn't Eddie Betts a rookie?
It's pretty clear he was a late bloomer...

Rioli was a first round pick, he should be miles ahead of a rookie pick at the same age.

I'm not sure you understand what we are saying.

Do you really think Eddie Betts would have been taken as a rookie if they knew that that's how he'll turn out?

Recruiters made a mistake with Betts. Rioli is tracking the same way. If someone told you Rioli would be like Betts would you take him as a later pick and miss out on him?

Rioli was taken for his future ability and not his ability in his first or second year or even third year. His ceiling is very high.

At this stage only Ryan Burton has arguably played better than him (at draft pick 15 and beyond) and he was a risk with a terrible break in his leg predraft. What would you have done?

Unfortunately rationality doesn't count when someone doesn't like a player because he has a famous name
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on August 18, 2017, 08:47:37 PM
Wasn't Eddie Betts a rookie?
It's pretty clear he was a late bloomer...

Rioli was a first round pick, he should be miles ahead of a rookie pick at the same age.

I'm not sure you understand what we are saying.

Do you really think Eddie Betts would have been taken as a rookie if they knew that that's how he'll turn out?

Recruiters made a mistake with Betts. Rioli is tracking the same way. If someone told you Rioli would be like Betts would you take him as a later pick and miss out on him?

Rioli was taken for his future ability and not his ability in his first or second year or even third year. His ceiling is very high.

At this stage only Ryan Burton has arguably played better than him (at draft pick 15 and beyond) and he was a risk with a terrible break in his leg predraft. What would you have done?

Unfortunately rationality doesn't count when someone doesn't like a player because he has a famous name
I don't not like Rioli, I just think he has done stuff all to get the high praise he does regardless of his last name.
I have a feeling if his name wasn't Rioli a few wouldn't be so complementary.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 19, 2017, 12:23:20 AM
Wasn't Eddie Betts a rookie?
It's pretty clear he was a late bloomer...
Betts was pick 3 in the 2004 preseason draft. We took Trent Knobel at pick 1  :P.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_AFL_draft

Betts played 19 games in his first season (2005) kicking 19 goals as an 18 year old. Playing in rubbish Carlton teams early on probably gave the impression that he was a late bloomer. His better years at the Blues correspond with them playing finals. Betts had a downer in 2013 before moving to Adelaide where he's gone to another level playing in a top 4 side.

He's had a dream run injury wise by the way. He's rarely missed a game in 13 years.

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/E/Eddie_Betts.html
Title: Daniel Rioli will have a big role in helping Hardwick win his first final (HSun)
Post by: one-eyed on September 07, 2017, 10:35:00 PM
Daniel Rioli will have a big role in helping Richmond coach Damien Hardwick win his first final

DAVID KING
Herald Sun
8 September 2017


RICHMOND must confront the elephant in the room and accept that it has failed the test of finals football not once, not twice, but three times in successive seasons.

That must stop on Friday night before it becomes this group’s legacy.

Damien Hardwick has coached the most AFL games (179) without winning a final in VFL/AFL history.

The Tigers must ensure that their coach doesn’t become known as “Home-and-Away Hardwick”.

As Ross Lyon says, “failure is feedback” and the 2017 Tigers play a far different brand of football, less reliant on talent and more based on system.

The uniqueness of this campaign is that their forward half includes only one tall, Jack Riewoldt.

The common belief that two tall options are required for support, in-game injury risk management and just basic sharing of the workload has been debunked by Richmond’s home-and-away season, but Hardwick must feel sick in the stomach that this issue may come home to roost when it matters most.

The reluctance to select Ben Griffiths as a second tall option will be all the talk post-match if this small forward line fails.

Hindsight experts are plentiful and, as always, success has many fathers while failure is an orphan, meaning Hardwick will carry responsibility for this method, if unsuccessful, alone.

His strategy has worked to date but his mosquito forwards must bring the ball to ground tonight as they cannot allow Geelong’s defenders to intercept mark and deny the Tigers their main asset — speed.

That’s speed to obtain possession and speed to subject the Cats’ back six to the AFL’s greatest pressure.

A forward-half pressure cauldron that is brilliant in its fanaticism is led by Daniel Rioli.

Young Daniel defends a space greater than any other player — it’s really a 25-30m radius. That’s a lot of usable grass.

Dan Butler, Jason Castagna and Kane Lambert have pace to burn, but use it predominantly to defend rather than the generally accepted one-way run.

It has become the Tiger trademark and is a sustainable brand of football and, while their ability to lock the ball in their forward half is obvious, it hadn’t been influencing the scoreboard.

That is, not until the last four home-and-away rounds.

Richmond went from averaging 33 points from forward-half intercepts to 43 points — No.1 in the league.

Geelong has played an immediate foldback defence over the past few weeks and has the ability to appear almost Sydney-like in its ability to absorb repeat opposition inside-50m entries.

The Cats concede a goal from a miserly 18.6 per cent of opposition forward-50 entries, second best behind the Swans.

It’s clear that Chris Scott has last year’s finals exit at the hands of the Swans foremost in his mind and it appears he has adopted a very similar methodology to Sydney’s.

The “Slingshot Swans” got them in 2016 but the “Counter-Punch Cats” will be on show tonight and the “Tiger Terriers” must snap at their heels, otherwise Geelong’s finals experience may just shine through.

In many way D. Rioli is Richmond’s most important player.

While he’s no D. Martin, he’s a standard setter others can — and must — follow.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/expert-opinion/david-king/daniel-rioli-will-have-a-big-role-in-helping-richmond-coach-damien-hardwick-win-his-first-final/news-story/c6d31372432fb023b0c466e029abc645
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on September 09, 2017, 03:15:13 PM
Another typical Daniel Rioli game. No goals,  3 kicks and about 3 missed tackles.

I would just like to know how his game last night is any different than George's?

Both were poor and both imo should not be dropped but how are they any different?

I must have read 6 or 7 posters saying how poor George was and how he should be replaced but nothing on Rioli. Why is that?

Can anyone answer that logically?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on September 09, 2017, 03:38:54 PM
Fair point but He still managed to create a lot of pressure and contested ball.  He forced errors and kept them honest.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on September 09, 2017, 04:13:05 PM
Another typical Daniel Rioli game. No goals,  3 kicks and about 3 missed tackles.

I would just like to know how his game last night is any different than George's?

Both were poor and both imo should not be dropped but how are they any different?

I must have read 6 or 7 posters saying how poor George was and how he should be replaced but nothing on Rioli. Why is that?

Can anyone answer that logically?

No, everyone has given up trying to explain it to you
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on September 09, 2017, 07:24:46 PM
For starters Rioli is clean where George struggles as evident with his first 3 attempts to collect the ball last night. In saying that, they both along with Butler provide enormous pressure. It's working so they continue as Lloyd and Lennon are too slow to replace any of them. Bolton could come in but i think they will continue as is.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: tdy on September 09, 2017, 07:46:09 PM
I agree while we're winning don't change the 3 small setup but yeah Rioli wasn't good last night.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on September 09, 2017, 08:16:23 PM
I get the feeling that opposition coaches would prefer him not to be picked.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on September 09, 2017, 10:24:23 PM
Their input is probably the same. I also saw Dan Rioli miss tackles, but George did it closer to me so it stands out more and i also think he fumbled more than rioli did.

Agree with others though its a mute point when we win our way into a prelim. :thumbsup

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: ¾ T!geɹ on September 10, 2017, 02:25:31 PM
This kid is good and has a huge thirst for the ball which is more than most other players in the entire league.
His pressure was good on Friday night. No not his best game, but I see a future that is full of stardom, I hope you all can see it too.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on September 10, 2017, 02:32:20 PM
No not everyone can
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on September 10, 2017, 02:46:18 PM
Pressure was huge as always, had Geelong looking over their shoulders all night and caused more than a few fumbles, just needs to improve the finishing and stick a few more tackles.....
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on September 10, 2017, 04:00:21 PM
Plays a much more difficult role that Castagna as well
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on September 10, 2017, 04:01:25 PM
Plays a much more difficult role that Castagna as well

What?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on September 10, 2017, 04:17:41 PM
Than*
Either fat fingers or autocorrect
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on September 10, 2017, 04:20:04 PM
Than*
Either fat fingers or autocorrect

Can you explain what you mean by "much more difficult role"
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on September 10, 2017, 04:29:49 PM
Cbf, maybe later
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on September 10, 2017, 04:33:39 PM
Cbf, maybe later

Save it, it was a rhetorical question. Not interested in reading a response that will obviously be full of poo  :)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on September 10, 2017, 04:35:29 PM
Cbf, maybe later

Save it, it was a rhetorical question. Not interested in reading a response that will obviously be full of poo  :)

What's with the pooty attitude?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on September 10, 2017, 04:55:44 PM
CBF? Centre back forward?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on September 10, 2017, 05:12:01 PM
Cbf, maybe later

Save it, it was a rhetorical question. Not interested in reading a response that will obviously be full of poo  :)

What's with the pooty attitude?

Interesting take - bc I disagree with your summation I must have a crappy attitude
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on September 10, 2017, 05:35:43 PM
Another typical Daniel Rioli game. No goals,  3 kicks and about 3 missed tackles.

I would just like to know how his game last night is any different than George's?

Both were poor and both imo should not be dropped but how are they any different?

I must have read 6 or 7 posters saying how poor George was and how he should be replaced but nothing on Rioli. Why is that?

Can anyone answer that logically?

They are there for pressure acts and tackles inside F50 the three do their job.
All were a little over-awed early and were not clean and were fumbly but that may have been more to do with the pressure from Geelong too. The game was pretty hot with little scoring opportunity until it opened up in the last.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on September 13, 2017, 05:47:08 PM
Cbf, maybe later

Save it, it was a rhetorical question. Not interested in reading a response that will obviously be full of poo  :)

What's with the pooty attitude?

Interesting take - bc I disagree with your summation I must have a pooty attitude

Geez, what's with the trolling? You never disagreed you simply said that my response would be full of poo. That ain't disagreeing lad, that's baiting
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on September 13, 2017, 07:07:18 PM
Cbf, maybe later

Save it, it was a rhetorical question. Not interested in reading a response that will obviously be full of poo  :)

What's with the pooty attitude?

Interesting take - bc I disagree with your summation I must have a pooty attitude

Geez, what's with the trolling? You never disagreed you simply said that my response would be full of poo. That ain't disagreeing lad, that's baiting

Wasnt baiting. I was disagreeing with your view that Rioli plays a much more difficult role than Castagna. All 3 small fwds play a tough role and Id argue castagna plays the toughest of the lot given that he plays a more front and square classic fwd pocket role than the other 2 who have a bit more of a licence to roam
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on September 13, 2017, 07:47:47 PM
Wasnt baiting. I was disagreeing with your view that Rioli plays a much more difficult role than Castagna. All 3 small fwds play a tough role and Id argue castagna plays the toughest of the lot given that he plays a more front and square classic fwd pocket role than the other 2 who have a bit more of a licence to roam

Was referring more to this reply

Save it, it was a rhetorical question. Not interested in reading a response that will obviously be full of poo  :)

But it's water under the bridge.
Title: Daniel Rioli gearing up for big game against GWS in Preliminary Final (NT News)
Post by: one-eyed on September 23, 2017, 02:20:02 PM
Richmond’s Daniel Rioli gearing up for big game against GWS in AFL preliminary final

GREY MORRIS,
NT News
23 September 2017


THERE was a time, 35 years ago, when Daniel Rioli’s grandfather, the late and great Maurice Rioli won the Norm Smith Medal as the best player on the ground, despite his Tigers losing to Carlton.

Fast forward to 2017 and 20-year-old Rioli is only one win away from emulating his grandfather’s appearance on Australian football’s greatest day.

The 15th pick in the 2015 national draft, Rioli will play his 42nd game in the famous No. 17 in today’s preliminary final against GWS.

“There’s been a little bit of hype about it,’’ the Tiwi Islander from Garden Point on Melville Island told the NT News.

“But it’s been good having the Rioli name, even though I’m just taking it day by day, week by week as I soak it all in.

“One thing’s for sure, I can’t wait to run out in a final again and yes, it will be unreal to have the No. 17 out on the MCG on grand final day.’’

A Rioli on AFL grand final day has a ring of mystique about it. Maurice in 1982, uncle Dean with Essendon in 2001 and not forgetting his cousin, Cyril “Junior Boy’’ Rioli’s exploits on the game’s greatest stage.

A Norm Smith Medal and four premiership medallions set a standard the family members coming after him are in awe of.

“I get asked the question of expectation a lot because of the Rioli name,’’ Daniel said. “The truth is I’m loving it down here, not being too fussed about any expectations.

“Maurice, Dean and Cyril all made names for themselves, now it’s my turn and my cousin Willie at West Coast as well.

“He was close to getting a call-up this season, but I’m sure he’ll get a game next year and we’ll have three Riolis in the AFL.’’

Daniel remembers leaving home six years ago to attend boarding school at St Patrick’s College in Ballarat, a decision that changed his life.

“My message to all the young blokes on the Tiwi Islands is to balance your life, both in sport and education,’’ he said.

“Yes you have to work hard, but for myself it all started when I got sent away.

“My mum (Belinda) told me that when I was very young and got sent away to further my footy and my school to stick it out and it was the best advice I ever got,’’ he said.

“If it wasn’t for mum and dad (Bradley) and the people who helped me get to St Pat’s College, I wouldn’t be here today and I want the kids on the Tiwis to remember that.

“It’s hard for people on the islands where you are pretty much isolated from everyone else, but you have got to stick everything out, stick with the processes and anything can happen.

“OK you can love your footy, but there is school as well and it’s important to try and balance them both and you’ll find everything else will take care of itself.’’

A finalist in the goal of the year for his clever snap against West Coast mid season, Rioli is having a ball in the Richmond forward line.

“I’ve got the likes of Jack Riewoldt down there, a big tall forward and you’ve got Shane Edwards who plays in the midfield and goes forward to give me a chop out to go on the wing for a bit.

“And I enjoy playing forward with Jason Castagna and Dan Butler, it’s been good and kicking goals is a bonus and a really good feeling.’’

And the goal against West Coast that could land him the goal of the year award?

“I don’t think I’ve ever kicked a goal like that in my life, it will go down in my book as one of the best I’ve done.

“I’ve probably done it in the back yard heaps of times, but never on camera.’’

Rioli is still coming to grips with the 95,000 fans that crammed into the MCG for the qualifying final against Geelong.

“It was unbelievable, something I never experienced before after playing in front of maybe 50 or 100 people on the islands,’’ he said.

Rioli knows his extended family will be watching his every move against the Giants tonight. “I’ll be representing my family and friends and the rest of the NT and I’m pretty proud about that,’’ he said.

“Hopefully we can get to the GF, but as I said it’s a week by week process that will end on grand final day.’’

http://www.ntnews.com.au/sport/local-afl/richmonds-daniel-rioli-gearing-up-for-big-game-against-gws-in-afl-preliminary-final/news-story/bc44eff9c063486ec6487530864a9ff7
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: lamington on September 23, 2017, 07:45:02 PM
Absolute jet
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: dwaino on September 23, 2017, 07:46:34 PM
Stuffing hell.  :bow
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on September 23, 2017, 07:50:34 PM
Gee how good is Rioli mwahahahaha
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: 1965 on September 23, 2017, 07:52:54 PM
And he is only a 20yo.

 :cheers
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 23, 2017, 07:56:03 PM
2. Rioli destined to be a September star

Two of his relatives have Norm Smith Medals in the cupboard, with uncle Maurice (1982) and cousin Cyril (2015) excelling on Grand Final day, and the way Daniel torched the Giants, he wouldn't be a silly bet to join them next week. The 20-year-old booted two goals in the first half and added two more when the Tigers kicked away to a match-winning 31-point lead at three-quarter-time, mixing up his work with goals from a set shot, a cool finish on the run, and two trademark snaps around the body. Just as Cyril has built his own reputation on doing plenty of work in both the offensive and defensive sides of the game, Rioli added six tackles to make his contribution even more valuable to the rampaging Tigers.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-09-23/rioli-destined-to-be-a-september-star
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on September 23, 2017, 07:59:25 PM
Great reward for all his hard work, just magic when he gets hold of the ball.  Really rapt for the fella
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on September 23, 2017, 08:41:54 PM
I'll say it again.

One Rioli possession = Ten Sicily possessions.


Bloody Champion on the big stage.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on September 23, 2017, 09:34:34 PM
A couple of posters will crawl under their rock again now
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on September 23, 2017, 09:37:43 PM
Where is Tony, I wish to present some material lol
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on September 23, 2017, 09:38:04 PM
A couple of posters will crawl under their rock again now

yep
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on September 23, 2017, 09:40:23 PM
I reckon we will hear the same old "well apart from today he hasn't performed at that level and I was justified in my hate speech"

Then there will probably be a go tiges
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on September 24, 2017, 12:34:52 AM
seriously how good was he???

You hear his interview after the game. So raw and just genuine. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 24, 2017, 02:55:13 AM
Richmond beat GWS in preliminary final: Daniel Rioli kicks four goals

GLENN MCFARLANE,
Herald Sun
24 September 2017


IT won’t just be sentimental money on Richmond young gun Daniel Rioli to follow a family tradition of winning the Norm Smith Medal on AFL’s grandest stage.

Pedigree, the rare capability of crafting something out of nothing, and a four-goal performance in Saturday’s preliminary final smashing of Greater Western Sydney means the 20-year-old with one of the most famous surnames in AFL history must surely be a live chance.

There is more than a bit of symmetry about Rioli turning in a career-best performance in the month of September, as well as being a member of the first Richmond team to reach a premiership playoff in 35 years.

Back then, in 1982 — 15 years before Daniel was born — his late great-uncle Maurice Rioli became the first player to win the Norm Smith Medal in a losing team. He called Maurice ‘grandfather’.

Two years ago, another relative and close mate Cyril Rioli won the best afield honours in Hawthorn’s 2015 premiership success.

While there is a long way to go for the exciting work in progress that is Daniel to reach the lofty heights of his famous relatives, he made a sizeable down payment on his future yesterday before a packed house of yellow and black.

Many of those 94,258 fans at the MCG were old enough to remember the exploits of Maurice, who died in 2010, who also wore the famous No.17 jumper.

Rioli told the Herald Sun earlier this year “there is a bit of pressure there (with the name), but I kind of put it at the back of my head and play my own brand of footy that I’ve been playing since I was a kid. It’s just footy.

“‘Junior’(Cyril) plays his own brand of footy, my uncle (former Bomber Dean) played his own brand of footy, my ‘grandfather’ Maurice played his own brand of footy at Richmond.

“Now it’s time for me to make my own name for myself and play my own brand of footy.”

Daniel Rioli did that, and much more yesterday, kicking four goals in the first three quarters — including two crucial ones in the all-important third term — and turning on the forward pressure that would have made his famous relatives proud.

After the Giants had clawed their way back in the first term following an early Tiger onslaught, Rioli provided the goal his team needed at the 24-minute-mark, making the most of a free kick against Nick Hayes.

Then he nailed the club’s only goal of the second term to edge his team just in front. It came after he gave off to Dion Prestia and kept running to get it back before slotting it through from 45m.

He only had six touches to halftime, but tellingly five inside 50s. His tackling pressure was immense, as was his ability to slot through goals when his team required them.

Two more goals came for him in the third term, as the Tigers put their collective foot to the Giants’ throat, his fourth with a cool kick around his body to drive home the Tigers’ advantage.

The Rioli name is back where it belongs — in a Grand Final — and so is Richmond — and his family couldn’t be prouder of him.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/richmonds-daniel-rioli-stars-in-tigers-preliminary-final-win-and/news-story/92c72674d399bb00b15e441f6e43f9af
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on September 24, 2017, 08:39:53 AM
Absolutely clutch. As much as Id love to rub it in to those that questioned our Daniel, just enjoy a young effing champion playing class football in a prelim. So stuffing good!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on September 24, 2017, 09:51:20 AM
I'll say it again.

One Rioli possession = Ten Sicily possessions.


Bloody Champion on the big stage.

Spot on Doc & others

Was huge last night

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on September 24, 2017, 09:58:55 AM
oh my.........

seriously is probably the most overhyped and over rated player we have.
Yep. Can't argue with that.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on September 24, 2017, 10:02:19 AM
What a day yesterday was!!

Congrats to Rioli. He was a star yesterday and I'm really happy for him. He played the way a first round pick is capable of.

As much as I've questioned his output this year which was totally warranted, he showed yesterday what he is capable of.
More of that next week please because it will be needed.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: (•))(©™ on September 24, 2017, 10:02:48 AM
Champion and a kid.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on September 24, 2017, 10:11:28 AM
What a day yesterday was!!

Congrats to Rioli. He was a star yesterday and I'm really happy for him. He played the way a first round pick is capable of.

As much as I've questioned his output this year which was totally warranted, he showed yesterday what he is capable of.
More of that next week please because it will be needed.

 :thumbsup
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Mopsy on September 24, 2017, 10:37:33 AM
Mrs Mopsy remarked to me during the game - " He wont have to dry the dishes this Week" :ROTFL
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: dwaino on September 24, 2017, 10:40:49 AM
Richo "he will get a bowl of ice cream tonight."
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on September 24, 2017, 10:56:20 AM
lol
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: eliminator on September 24, 2017, 01:34:45 PM
seriously how good was he???

You hear his interview after the game. So raw and just genuine. :thumbsup

When everyone was missing shots at goal he converted a critical goal. He kept us in the game and was a major factor why we won. His comment after the game about needing to lift showed what a good attitude he has. He deserves the highest praise for his game.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on September 24, 2017, 02:16:52 PM
So skilful, so levelheaded, so brilliant...love the young fella :cheers
Title: Daniel Rioli an inspiration to his home community Pirlangimpi (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on September 29, 2017, 10:47:10 PM
Daniel Rioli an inspiration to his home community Pirlangimpi ahead of Grand Final

MATT GARRICK,
Herald Sun
September 30, 2017


A YOUNG teen with scruffed hair, ball clutched tight between his hands, makes a mad dash towards the posts.

Barefoot on a dirt paddock and wearing the number 17, he quickly lines up, pulls back and fires.

The ball soars between the poles.

“I got it through the middle,” says an excited John Rioli, 13.

“I was the only one who got it through.”

In his number 17 jersey, this young Rioli represents the past, present — and potentially future — of Melbourne battlers, the Richmond Tigers.

He hails from one of the sweatiest, remotest and most prolific indigenous AFL player producing community the nation has ever known.

Welcome to Pirlangimpi — also known as Garden Point. Last clip of Australia before the Northern Territory drops into the Timor Sea.

Population wavering between 300 and 400.

Traditional stomping ground of three Norm Smith medallists, nine AFL players and a bevy of up-and-coming stars.

Home of the Imalu Tigers. Breeding ground for the future of football.

(http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/ce8fb1b0eca52c49dd98d5a52091bcbc?width=650)
Caitlin McLennan, 15, John Rioli, 13, and Isabella Puruntatameri, 15, on the local dusty dirt oval in the small community of Pirlangimpi.

(http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/b050067c8025b1ef6a7d1e24545888be?width=650)
Maurice Rioli among fishing photos at the Clearwater Island Lodge in Pirlangimpi.


Uncle John Rioli has a few stock opinions to share with whoever will listen.

So specific and oft repeated they are, many on Melville Island think he should never be allowed near a microphone.

But that’s never stopped John — brother of past Richmond legend Maurice Rioli and great uncle of present Richmond prodigy Daniel Rioli — before.

“I always try to drum into (Daniel) about the goalkicking side of it — you get a chance to kick a goal, you always hit the goal umpire. That’s your main target. Hit the goal umpire. Lot of blokes kick the ball, they don’t know what they aim at,” John opines.

“… You can’t go wrong if you aim for him. So that’s what I stress to Daniel.”

One can imagine when 20-year-old Tigers ace Daniel raced up for his miraculous Goal of the Year winning sidewinder this season, he honed in on that umpire’s head and let fly.

At least it’s probably what Uncle John believes, and will continue to today, as watches his talented nephew storm towards Richmond’s first shot at a grand final in 35 years.

Sitting in the palm shade during the Tiwi Island build-up — the steamy limbo between the Top End’s dry and wet seasons — family matriarch Helena Kalippa Rioli reflects on how history appears to be repeating itself.

In ’82, her second eldest of 10 children, Maurice ‘Mr Magic’ Rioli, tore on to the field of the MCG like wildfire, robed in Richmond’s number 17 jersey.

“I didn’t go down (to the MCG) — my husband went down. I just had to stay home and watch it on the TV,” Helena, now 83-years-old, reflects on the moment.

“It was great.”

The Tigers got robbed that day, but Mr Magic was dynamite — tapping into the glorious vein of lightning skills he was known for across the country.

For his efforts, Rioli was awarded the Norm Smith Medal — a historic first for the prestigious gong to go to a player from a losing grand final side.

Today, Helena will once again watch Richmond and a Rioli decked in the number 17 jumper run on to the field for a grand final — this time around it’s her great-grandson, Daniel.

And once more, she’ll be watching it in undisturbed comfort on her TV at home — as the rest of the Tiwi Islands scream into action.

In the far northern reaches of Tigerland, on grand final week, the spirit of Maurice looms large over proceedings.

Islanders reminisce about the “humble, cheeky” Mr Magic, who died suddenly of a heart attack during a Christmas Day barbecue in Darwin in 2010. He was just 53.

“We were ready to have our midday Christmas lunch, and he didn’t make it,” says his mother, Helena. “And they all got shock, all at home.”

Tiwi politician Lawrence Costa, who shares family with Maurice and counts him as a mentor, was one of the thousands devastated by the news.

“It certainly threw me for six. Not only me, but the Tiwi people, and people around Australia,” he recalls.

“Maurice was a person that never bragged — he always encouraged. He always guided people in regards to what they wanted to do. He was a humble man … Maurice was there for the people.”

Retaining that humility appears to be key in the success of Melville Islands’ AFL superstars — from Cyril ‘Junior Boy’ Rioli to Michael Long, Maurice and Daniel.

Their unbroken connection to the Tiwis and strong, functional family bonds have kept each of them buoyed as the temperature turned up on their national spotlight.

Daniel’s grandmother Sue Leadan — mother of former Essendon player Dean Rioli — says when their beloved sons return to the NT, to go hunting, fishing and hang out with family, it’s a chance for them to “recharge the battery”.

“It’s family time, quality time … it’s really important to all these boys,” she says.

“They come home and get a bit spoiled. And they’re still the same. What you see is what you get.”

Tiwi trailblazer Michael Long — one Norm Smith winning Garden Point export — was another player able to bloom not due just to raw talent, but thanks to the support of close family ties.

His sister Susie Long, a teacher returning to Pirlangimpi’s school from next term to be near her father, agrees that for these players to succeed, “family is everything”.

“It’s how you’re brought up, who you grew up with and what’s been instilled in you, really, to become the sort of person that you are,” she says.

“… We do everything together, we go fishing, we go camping or we have barbecues. We do it as a family. From the point of view of my brother and Cyril … we’ve always been behind them. Even when (Michael) first went down there, my brother Chris went down with him. So, it was all about being together, having someone there for him, to support him.”

Having family figures like Uncle John Rioli floating about has also no doubt helped young guns like Daniel stay grounded during a rapid, dizzying ascent to the national stage.

John is dead set on reminding Daniel — on the week of his grand final showdown — about how he owes him a new fishing rod.

“Daniel broke one of my thousand dollar fishing rods. And I’m still waiting for my fishing rod, Daniel,” Uncle John cackles.

“I’ve never seen anybody break the handle off a fishing rod, the ones you wind. A fish bit his line, he grabbed the rod and he just rips the handle off the rod. And his younger brother Brayden and myself, we just couldn’t stop laughing at him, ay.

“So I always tell him, ‘I’m still waiting for that thousand dollar fishing rod of mine’ … really, it’s probably just a $35 rod,” Uncle John nearly bursts at the seams.

“I always go for the cheapest rod.”

The secret of Pirlangimpi’s prodigious success can be seen while taking a drive through the tropical town’s dusty streets.

Tablecloths hung up as banners, jerseys blowing on washing lines, footy slogans scrawled into the red dirt on the windscreens of 4WDs.

Kids kicking anything they can find, be it a beat-up leather ball or a plastic bottle.

Whatever it is, from day one, they’ll kick it.

Perched on a milk crate outside his home, diehard Tigers fan Michael Puruntatameri tells how all the Rioli superstars harked from the same unpretentious start in life.

“Kickin’ around a Coke bottle like that — still the same with these kids like Daniel. They grew up here, kicking around. They’d make like a football, with a bottle and sticky tape,” he says.

“For goalposts, get some cans, you got two goals.”

At Pularumpi School, where energetic Tiwi kids dart around the playground like electrified cats, Susie Long echoes the sentiments.

“They’re always outdoors, doing stuff. Kicking the ball, playing … still today, kids walking ‘round the street kickin’ a ball around, down the beach doing somersaults, just out and about,” she says.

“… You can’t really afford too much, and you’re only in a little community that’s hard to come in and out of, for some people, so you gotta make do with what you’ve got. And part of it is them making their own fun.”

Come this afternoon on Melville Island, when Daniel Rioli runs out on to the field wearing his namesake’s number 17, football will surpass any notion of ‘fun’ and hit a mark somewhere between religion and madness.

For fans like Michael Puruntatameri — who still hasn’t fully regained his voice since screaming himself hoarse during the semi-final — this is the moment they’ve been waiting for restlessly for more than three decades.

“It’s too long — 35 years. I’m still shaking. I can’t go sleep. And I can’t wait,” he says.

Whatever the outcome, kids will wake up on the Tiwis tomorrow, pick up their faded AFL balls or plastic Coke bottles, and send them soaring effortlessly between two tilted poles.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/daniel-rioli-an-inspiration-to-his-home-community-pirlangimpi-ahead-of-grand-final/news-story/71cb41a58f402f6d0c1f38d9978c09c6
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on October 02, 2017, 08:56:35 AM
any word on Rioli's injury?  How bad?  Don't want our budding young legend ruined in just his first Grand Final, lad has work to do
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: dwaino on October 02, 2017, 10:06:59 AM
I read yesterday he needs surgery but it didn't say what exactly the injury was.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on October 02, 2017, 01:50:59 PM
Going for scans today is what some articles said but rumours going around that it's likely syndemosis - the same injury that got Selwood this year.
Title: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on October 02, 2017, 09:01:27 PM
Richmond young gun Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph

MICHAEL WARNER,
Herald Sun
2 October 2017


RICHMOND young gun Daniel Rioli suffered a broken foot in Saturday’s Grand Final triumph.

Rioli, 20, injured his left foot in the final quarter and will require surgery in the coming days.

He is expected to be back running after Christmas and was the only casualty for the Tigers in the club’s 48-point win over Adelaide.

Rioli was in a moon boot on Saturday night and was carried around the MCG on skipper Trent Cotchin’s shoulders during the post-match lap of honour.

He kicked four goals in the preliminary final win over Greater Western Sydney and became the fourth Rioli to play in a VFL/AFL Grand Final after cousins Cyril and Dean, as well as grandfather Maurice.

There were no charges laid by the match review panel after a review of the Tigers-Crows clash.

(http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/b95b9e80c601cdb5de894377f6eab641?width=316)

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/richmond-young-gun-daniel-rioli-suffered-broken-foot-in-grand-final-triumph/news-story/2bfbe3e4587c20eb525858816a0e2801
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on October 05, 2017, 05:36:46 PM
Broke his foot still going hard halfway through the last quarter of a Grand Final with the match pretty much won....#culture #standards....  :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 06, 2017, 03:56:28 PM
Not good news on this front.... :thumbsdown

Shai Bolton will be getting plenty of game time next year. :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Knighter on October 06, 2017, 04:43:44 PM
Broken Foot

Should only be 6 weeks before he is back walking and jogging.

Means his time off might be a bit compromised
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 06, 2017, 04:56:08 PM
Broken Foot

Should only be 6 weeks before he is back walking and jogging.

Means his time off might be a bit compromised
Lisfranc........... >:(
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chuck17 on October 06, 2017, 04:59:53 PM
His injury is no excuse for his lack of output during the GF
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 06, 2017, 05:02:13 PM
Minimum six months off......
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Knighter on October 06, 2017, 05:07:42 PM
Broken Foot

Should only be 6 weeks before he is back walking and jogging.

Means his time off might be a bit compromised
Lisfranc........... >:(

Hmmm not good.  In saying that Conca did that early this year and got back within season.  Shouldn't be 6mths
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 06, 2017, 05:22:45 PM
Broken Foot

Should only be 6 weeks before he is back walking and jogging.

Means his time off might be a bit compromised
Lisfranc........... >:(

Hmmm not good.  In saying that Conca did that early this year and got back within season.  Shouldn't be 6mths
Much worse injury than Conca's I've been told. One of my favourite players too. Very upset.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tony_montana on October 06, 2017, 06:56:11 PM
poo, so good chance we wont see him till mid season next year?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Slipper on October 06, 2017, 08:02:08 PM
Broken Foot

Should only be 6 weeks before he is back walking and jogging.

Means his time off might be a bit compromised
Lisfranc........... >:(

How good is your source?

That is a big blow if true.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 06, 2017, 08:15:28 PM
Broken Foot

Should only be 6 weeks before he is back walking and jogging.

Means his time off might be a bit compromised
Lisfranc........... >:(

How good is your source?

That is a big blow if true.
Pretty good unfortunately.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: TigerLand on October 06, 2017, 08:18:02 PM
Lisfranc all depends on how it heals with alignment. We won't know until Jan to see how bad it is. If it is lisfranc
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on October 06, 2017, 08:19:43 PM
This hurts big time. Im sure once the high of the flag wears off and we start looking to next year it'll put a downer on it.

At least Shai gets a red hot crack at it.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tdy on October 06, 2017, 08:35:07 PM
This helps Castagna to get resigned.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Diocletian on October 06, 2017, 09:02:37 PM
Rioli gets a year off, Bolton gets his chance...the sort of win/win situations you find yourself in when you have a bit of genuine depth... :gotigers

At least big note should be happy.... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Francois Jackson on October 06, 2017, 09:58:57 PM
Minimum six months off......

fair dinkum?

who has had something similar?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 06, 2017, 10:01:54 PM
Minimum six months off......

fair dinkum?

who has had something similar?
I found a study....
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0363546516645082
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Francois Jackson on October 06, 2017, 10:45:48 PM
 :thumbsdown
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Owl on October 07, 2017, 09:54:15 AM
they have been pretty quiet on the details, better not be lisfranc, this kid was gonna be a superstar!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chuck17 on October 07, 2017, 10:45:58 AM
Didn't worry about all these fancy names when we were playing footy, just wrap a bit of tape around it and back on the paddock next week
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Yeahright on October 07, 2017, 01:16:04 PM
Minimum six months off......

fair dinkum?

who has had something similar?

Without knowing the true specifics here is some players and their "recovery" time that had a lisfranc injury
Pettard - retired due to injury
Mitch Clark - missed 12-18 months
Dane Swan - retired
Conca - came back in the same season

There could be others but that's off the top of my head (I wrote something similar when Conca did his). Of course these players could have had some other mitigating factors (I believe Pettard had some other injuries as well)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: 🏅Dooks on October 07, 2017, 06:39:10 PM
Didn't worry about all these fancy names when we were playing footy, just wrap a bit of tape around it and back on the paddock next week

Yep the current generation is bloody soft. Hang on.....can i say 'bloody' or does that offend people?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 07, 2017, 06:40:36 PM
Minimum six months off......

fair dinkum?

who has had something similar?

IIRC a long time back Richo had the same injury, did it at Etihad

He missed 6 months

And Yeahright, yes Pettard had other complications, bone from big toe to his foot stuffed as well
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: dwaino on October 07, 2017, 06:44:50 PM
Any difference between it happening from stress or trauma/impact?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Yeahright on October 09, 2017, 03:06:25 PM
Any difference between it happening from stress or trauma/impact?

Speaking generally from my experience, trauma is more likely to be displaced = (likely) surgery which often is a longer recovery time. But there are just so many other factors that come into it
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chuck17 on October 09, 2017, 03:08:14 PM
Any difference between it happening from stress or trauma/impact?

Speaking generally from my experience, trauma is more likely to be displaced = (likely) surgery which often is a longer recovery time. But there are just so many other factors that come into it

OK Thanks
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: 1965 on October 11, 2017, 06:16:47 PM
Anybody have an update on Daniel?

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 11, 2017, 06:23:00 PM
Anybody have an update on Daniel?
Has had surgery but surgeon isn't happy. He is considering further surgery...... :thumbsdown
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: dwaino on October 11, 2017, 06:25:15 PM
Tell the surgeon to cheer the stuff up then.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: MintOnLamb on October 11, 2017, 06:29:27 PM
Anybody have an update on Daniel?
Has had surgery but surgeon isn't happy. He is considering further surgery...... :thumbsdown
Is the surgeon a dwarf?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 11, 2017, 06:31:46 PM
Anybody have an update on Daniel?
Has had surgery but surgeon isn't happy. He is considering further surgery...... :thumbsdown
Is the surgeon a dwarf?
No. He is a "Doc" though.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: MintOnLamb on October 12, 2017, 10:41:23 AM
Anybody have an update on Daniel?
Has had surgery but surgeon isn't happy. He is considering further surgery...... :thumbsdown
Is the surgeon a dwarf?
No. He is a "Doc" though.
:lol
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on October 13, 2017, 10:49:49 PM
“(Rioli) had a couple of screws in his foot, it wasn’t the navicular. He will be off it for a while. He is in a boot but we expect him to be playing early,’’ Balme said.

Source: Herald-Sun website (http://www.themercury.com.au/sport/afl/richmond-better-placed-than-western-bulldogs-to-avoid-dreaded-premiership-hangover/news-story/12ed5de02e78d66e43e62506807f2699)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on October 13, 2017, 11:05:50 PM
Good news.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 13, 2017, 11:48:17 PM
Don't believe what you read....

Apparently FB was more accurate. Said surgeon unhappy with operation and may need to reoperate.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Owl on October 14, 2017, 10:55:28 AM
I want facts!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 14, 2017, 10:57:58 AM
I want facts!
The facts are that the surgeon was not happy with the result and is considering reoperating.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Owl on October 14, 2017, 11:59:30 AM
I want facts that make me happy!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chuck17 on October 14, 2017, 12:02:16 PM
Is the surgeon one of the doctors on here ?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chopstix on October 14, 2017, 12:48:28 PM
“(Rioli) had a couple of screws in his foot, it wasn’t the navicular. He will be off it for a while. He is in a boot but we expect him to be playing early,’’ Balme said.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: 🏅Dooks on October 14, 2017, 01:03:26 PM
“(Rioli) had a couple of screws in his foot, it wasn’t the navicular. He will be off it for a while. He is in a boot but we expect him to be playing early,’’ Balme said.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: 🏅Dooks on October 14, 2017, 01:07:54 PM
I want facts that make me happy!

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Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 14, 2017, 01:32:43 PM
Is the surgeon one of the doctors on here ?
There's so many of them I couldn't be sure they aren't...
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: blaisee on October 14, 2017, 02:10:31 PM
playing early?

is round 8 early in the season ?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Yeahright on October 14, 2017, 03:30:22 PM
Is the surgeon one of the doctors on here ?

Wasn't me if thats what you are asking. Can't speak for any of the other doc's on here
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: MintOnLamb on October 18, 2017, 09:02:34 AM
Any more news on Daniels foot injury??
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tony_montana on October 20, 2017, 03:04:15 PM
Any developments on this doc? Have they re-evaluated - will they re-align or leave it?

Also is it the navicular or not? balmey said it wasnt
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 20, 2017, 05:03:38 PM
No news at this stage. My source has not been around.

A lisfranc injury doesn't involve the navicular being fractured.

As soon as I hear anything, I'll post. :cheers
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: dwaino on October 20, 2017, 08:49:12 PM
I heard it is going to be amputated.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Yeahright on October 21, 2017, 01:11:20 PM
I hear Castagna is donating his foot in the hope that he might kick straight for once
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Slipper on October 21, 2017, 01:13:25 PM
I hear Castagna is donating his foot in the hope that he might kick straight for once

Rioli's good but he isn't that good.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on November 05, 2017, 03:18:41 AM
Injury list: (04/11/2017)

Daniel Rioli suffered a broken foot in the Grand Final and was in a moon boot. He is expected to start running after the Christmas.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-11-04/complete-guide-to-your-clubs-offseason

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tdy on November 05, 2017, 02:21:49 PM
So he runs after Christmas. How much pre season does he miss? I still reckon we'll only see him from mid season on.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 05, 2017, 02:48:06 PM
So he runs after Christmas. How much pre season does he miss? I still reckon we'll only see him from mid season on.

About 4 weeks

Crunching numbers

Players get 8 weeks off once their season ends

Ours finished end of Sept, so they have until end of Nov off. Then there's a week off between Xsms and new year so thinks about 4 weeks
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chuck17 on November 05, 2017, 02:59:43 PM
Just watched the GWS game again and he was great with his 4 goals
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on November 05, 2017, 05:36:24 PM
So he runs after Christmas. How much pre season does he miss? I still reckon we'll only see him from mid season on.

About 4 weeks

Crunching numbers

Players get 8 weeks off once their season ends

Ours finished end of Sept, so they have until end of Nov off. Then there's a week off between Xsms and new year so thinks about 4 weeks

Me thinks all going to plan he misses a couple of pre season games, plays a ressies game and lines up r1 with his mates and 90k to watch the unfurling of the flag  :snidegrin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tdy on November 05, 2017, 09:08:30 PM
That would be great if it eventuate's.  Even if he misses only 2 or 3 it would be great. I would rather they be conservative
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on November 13, 2017, 02:47:42 AM
RICHMOND forward Daniel Rioli will have an interrupted start to pre-season.

Rioli — who broke his foot in the final quarter of the Grand Final — had surgery last month and remains on holidays in the Tiwi Islands but is believed to be recovering well.

“Daniel is still back home at the minute but we think his surgery so far has gone well,” Richmond general manager of football talent Dan Richardson said.

“It was successful but he’s got a bit of a rehab process ahead of him.”

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/richmond-forward-daniel-rioli-set-for-delayed-start-to-preseason-but-rest-of-list-fit-and-firing/news-story/6b96446e12152a70d7a515fb47ff53fd
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Rampsation on November 13, 2017, 04:26:27 PM
RICHMOND forward Daniel Rioli will have an interrupted start to pre-season.

Rioli — who broke his foot in the final quarter of the Grand Final — had surgery last month and remains on holidays in the Tiwi Islands but is believed to be recovering well.

“Daniel is still back home at the minute but we think his surgery so far has gone well,” Richmond general manager of football talent Dan Richardson said.

“It was successful but he’s got a bit of a rehab process ahead of him.”

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/richmond-forward-daniel-rioli-set-for-delayed-start-to-preseason-but-rest-of-list-fit-and-firing/news-story/6b96446e12152a70d7a515fb47ff53fd

They need to be very very careful with Daniel. They must not rush him. Even if he misses half the season, the most important thing
is to get his foot into good shape. Risks cant and shouldn't be taken here.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tony_montana on November 14, 2017, 01:52:43 PM
RICHMOND forward Daniel Rioli will have an interrupted start to pre-season.

Rioli — who broke his foot in the final quarter of the Grand Final — had surgery last month and remains on holidays in the Tiwi Islands but is believed to be recovering well.

“Daniel is still back home at the minute but we think his surgery so far has gone well,” Richmond general manager of football talent Dan Richardson said.

“It was successful but he’s got a bit of a rehab process ahead of him.”

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/richmond-forward-daniel-rioli-set-for-delayed-start-to-preseason-but-rest-of-list-fit-and-firing/news-story/6b96446e12152a70d7a515fb47ff53fd

They need to be very very careful with Daniel. They must not rush him. Even if he misses half the season, the most important thing
is to get his foot into good shape. Risks cant and shouldn't be taken here.

Absolutely - i recall doc on here saying that he heard the surgeon wasnt sure if he was 100% satisfied with the op. If not get him in again and make sure its right
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Yeahright on November 16, 2017, 02:37:44 PM
Absolutely - i recall doc on here saying that he heard the surgeon wasnt sure if he was 100% satisfied with the op.

I don't recall saying that?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on November 20, 2017, 03:18:48 PM
Has Daniel been given leave like Cyril? Not that it affects him so much as obviously he's injured and we aren't training yet
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on November 20, 2017, 07:47:38 PM
Going for scans today is what some articles said but rumours going around that it's likely syndemosis - the same injury that got Selwood this year.

If it is that in your professional opinion how many weeks is he looking at?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Slipper on November 20, 2017, 08:00:25 PM
I really wish someone would make a DVD of Maurice Rioli highlights.

Surely the footage is out there. Would be great to watch.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on November 24, 2017, 02:03:48 AM
Going for scans today is what some articles said but rumours going around that it's likely syndemosis - the same injury that got Selwood this year.

If it is that in your professional opinion how many weeks is he looking at?

Wasn't that in the end. Posted that long before he was diagnosed and was the reports I was hearing from my contacts
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on November 24, 2017, 08:54:20 AM
Going for scans today is what some articles said but rumours going around that it's likely syndemosis - the same injury that got Selwood this year.

If it is that in your professional opinion how many weeks is he looking at?

Wasn't that in the end. Posted that long before he was diagnosed and was the reports I was hearing from my contacts

Ok thanks
Title: Daniel Rioli aims for early-2018 running return (Age)
Post by: one-eyed on December 04, 2017, 07:23:49 PM
Daniel Rioli aims for early-2018 running return

Anthony Colangelo
The Age
4 November 2017


Richmond's mosquito fleet-flyer Daniel Rioli is hopeful of returning to running training by early in the new year after undergoing surgery on a broken foot during the off-season.

Rioli broke his foot in the final quarter of Richmond's grand final triumph over the Adelaide Crows and had surgery in October, shortly after the game. He could be seen on crutches during the club's rapturous post-game celebrations.

He was present but did not take to the track on Monday as his fellow premiership teammates reported to Punt Road for day one of pre-season and their 2018 premiership defence.

The speedy forward could be seen in good spirits but was hobbling on his leg as his teammates trained. He has only just stopped wearing a moon boot.

Rioli has spent much of the off-season in the Tiwi Islands with family. The type of break Rioli suffered, understood to be in the middle of his foot, can be notoriously slow to recover.

Usually a two to three month injury the Tiger is progressing well in his rehabilitation and is on track to return to running early in the new year.

The 20-year-old was integral to the Tigers 2017 success thanks to his high pressure game in the forward line. He played every match for the season and kicked four goals in Richmond's preliminary final win over GWS.

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/captain-trent-cotchin-vows-richmond-will-find-our-own-way-forward-as-reigning-afl-premiers-20171204-gzy1hg.html
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on December 04, 2017, 08:16:36 PM
Higgins can keep his seat warm in the early rounds
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tdy on December 04, 2017, 10:30:52 PM
So he misses 4 to 6 weeks of pre season. I still say we wont see him round 1. More like round 8 when he is match fit.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chuck17 on December 05, 2017, 08:26:06 AM
He was unbelievable in the final v GWS
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on December 05, 2017, 12:49:20 PM
Update from Peter Burge:

“Daniel Rioli, with his (broken) foot, he’s out of the (moon) boot now and walking around in his runners, which is a great sign. He’s doing a rehab program at the moment with some cross-training, weights all that type of stuff.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2017-12-05/good-signs-on-tiger-injury-front
Title: Daniel Rioli likely to miss round one of 2018 season (Age)
Post by: one-eyed on December 07, 2017, 06:41:53 PM
Daniel Rioli likely to miss round one of Richmond Tigers' 2018 AFL season

Anthony Colangelo
The Age
7 December 2017


Richmond premiership star Daniel Rioli will likely miss round one of the 2018 season as the club takes a "cautious" approach to helping the speedster recover from the "significant injury" he suffered in the 2017 grand final.

Rioli broke his foot in the final term of the Tigers' premiership win over Adelaide and spent most of the off-season in a moon boot after having surgery.

The 20-year-old only got out of his moon boot earlier this week. He will need to go under the knife again after Christmas to have metal plates removed from his foot, according to Richmond's general manager of football Neil Balme.

"We think he will play most of the year but he probably won't play round one would be our gut feel, but he isn't out of the question there just yet," Balme said.

"The fact that it's a significant injury we will be relatively cautious with it but in a high performance environment he will be pushing as hard as he can to get back as quick as he can. We won't take any risks on it.

"We are pleased with the way he is going ... We were quite happy with the flexibility, quite often it stiffens up so it wasn't it bad shape."

Rioli only made a fleeting appearance at training this week and the Tigers are happy to allow Rioli longer to recover if necessary given how bad the injury is. They have the luxury of being flush with small forwards, which means there is no great urgency about his return.

Rioli will soon begin running in an "AlterG" or zero-gravity running machine and his and the club's previously stated target of unassisted running by early 2018 remains in place, however moving into contact or game-running situations that early remains less likely.

Balme said there had been some damage to the ligaments underneath Rioli's broken bones, however this was not too significant and certainly not as bad as the damage done to Dane Swan at the start of 2016, an injury the ended the Collingwood star's career.

Balme was Collingwood's football boss at the time and saw how Swan's foot was decimated by the injury.

He said there were no concerns over Rioli's future.

"They're pretty confident [the medical staff] that ... if it heals properly it should be back to square one [for Rioli]."

Rioli was integral to the Tigers 2017 success thanks to his high-pressure game in the forward line. He played every match for the season and kicked four goals in Richmond's preliminary final win over GWS.

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/daniel-rioli-likely-to-miss-round-one-of-richmond-tigers-2018-afl-season-20171207-h00rp6.html
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on December 07, 2017, 07:23:09 PM
LMAO. They can say he'll miss round one from now but might play round two?

Not sure if serious.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tdy on December 07, 2017, 08:38:10 PM
Round 6 to 8 I reckon.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Rodgerramjet on December 07, 2017, 09:04:17 PM
If they are really serious about looking after him and they should be, their being very cagey about what the actual injury is, very general non specific data, bones, ligament etc, but what bones? what ligaments?

From this i gather, is a significant injury, i cannot see his return until mid season, no wonder we recruited Higgins.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tdy on December 07, 2017, 10:57:15 PM
It's a real tea leaf reading excerise interpreting official statements from AFL clubs.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Yeahright on December 09, 2017, 03:46:28 AM
If they are really serious about looking after him and they should be, their being very cagey about what the actual injury is, very general non specific data, bones, ligament etc, but what bones? what ligaments?

When do they ever really release this information though? What hamstring(s) has Grimes done? What bone, ligament or other structure was wrong with Hammers back? What part of Astbury's or Short's shoulder needed surgery?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on January 04, 2018, 08:36:51 PM
Rioli, 20, broke his foot in the stunning Grand Final win over Adelaide and required immediate surgery.

The third-year goalkicker is facing an uphill battle to be fit to play in the Round 1 season-opener against Carlton at the MCG on Thursday March 22.

Football chief Neil Balme said today the Tigers were buoyed by Rioli’s progress but would not take any risks with the exciting youngster.

The Tigers have a bunch of quality small forward replacement options and are likely to be extremely cautious with Rioli’s recovery, likely putting him in some doubt for early-season matches.

“We are really happy with how he is going, but there is obviously no rush with it,” Balme said.

Source: Herald-Sun (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/daniel-rioli-under-round-1-doubt-as-fit-and-hungry-tigers-prepare-to-launch-backtobackflag-tilt/news-story/e3bac90b06b96352c15f04a4c13724b7)
Title: Daniel Rioli to start running next week; 'touch and go' for round 1 (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on January 18, 2018, 03:33:47 PM
Star Tiger 'touch and go' for opening round

Ryan Davidson
afl.com.au
Jan 18, 2018


RICHMOND star Daniel Rioli is in doubt for round one as he recovers from a broken ankle sustained in the Tigers' Grand Final victory over Adelaide.

The 20-year-old will only start running next week after undergoing surgery in October to repair his left ankle.

Richmond assistant coach Justin Leppitsch told RSN radio on Thursday Rioli is racing the clock to face arch rival Carlton in an opening round blockbuster at the MCG on March 22.

"He'll be touch and go for round one. There's no doubt it will be close but we're hoping he'll be OK," Leppitsch said.

"He's going OK and about to run next week."

Rioli is an integral part of Richmond's dangerous small forward line, with the Northern Territory product's 25 goals last season supplemented by fierce tackling pressure and an ability to make something out of nothing.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-01-18/star-tiger-touch-and-go-for-opening-round
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on January 18, 2018, 07:39:18 PM
It sounds like typical Richmond spin, surely they wouldn't feel the need to bulltish the injury list after last year?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on January 19, 2018, 11:28:07 AM
I thought there was no chance he'd be ready for that game?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on January 22, 2018, 12:02:06 PM
Rioli is back running at training today:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUGsTbkVAAAcvOy.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUGsTbsVwAE25-P.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUGsTb7VMAAIVx8.jpg)

Source: RFC twitter.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on January 22, 2018, 12:55:21 PM
Looks a good size
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: mightytiges on January 22, 2018, 01:47:53 PM
Don't care if he misses the early rounds. Rather we be cautious and make sure he is 100% right when he does return to the senior side. 
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chuck17 on January 22, 2018, 05:53:37 PM
 Big time player

Will be needed for the finals
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tdy on January 22, 2018, 06:25:16 PM
Good news indeed. How much has he missed then about 4 weeks?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on January 22, 2018, 06:36:39 PM
He's back kicking the footy too  :thumbsup.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUHFhtiVQAAq7gT.jpg)
https://twitter.com/CherylCritchley
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on January 22, 2018, 06:56:45 PM
At least he can on his right foot. It was his left that was injured.  :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Rampsation on January 22, 2018, 07:25:21 PM
At least he can on his right foot. It was his left that was injured.  :shh

As long as he can run and kick on his right he'll be ok and we will still have a great player.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chuck17 on January 22, 2018, 08:26:25 PM
Bloke could play on his middle leg and still kick goals
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on January 23, 2018, 01:31:40 PM
Premiership forward Rioli has used the camp to start his running program as he continues rehabilitation from an ankle injury sustained in the Grand Final.

"He's started running out on the grass, and really we're re-educating him on how to run again, because he hasn't run for so long, he's been in a boot," Burge said.

"We're teaching him how to move again, posture, all this sort of stuff with running before we start to do any longer running.

"We want to get that right first. If we don't get that right first it could lead to other types of injuries, like over-use injuries.

"He's doing really, really well. From what I saw today, his second session back out here, I was really impressed."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-01-23/rioli-on-the-run-as-tigers-get-tough
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on January 23, 2018, 01:47:35 PM
Rioli's first running session - qldcamp2018:

VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2018-01-23/riolis-first-running-session-qldcamp2018
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on February 13, 2018, 10:31:03 PM
Hardwick said young star Daniel Rioli had had a medical plate removed as he continued to recover from his serious AFL grand final injury.

Rioli had the operation on his foot last week and coach Damien Hardwick said the small forward continued to make good progress.

While there has been speculation about Rioli being available for round one, the Tigers will take no risks with his comeback.

"He'll be a little way away - you've got to remember, he's had a pretty signifcant injury," Hardwick told the AFL website.

"He's a very important player for us ... so we'll take it pretty slowly with Daniel."

Rioli returned to running last month for the first time since the grand final.

Source: SBS website (https://www.sbs.com.au/news/hardwick-hopes-to-see-dusty-fly-in-afl)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Lozza on February 14, 2018, 01:39:04 PM
Memories of previous pre seasons and Lids ongoing injury concerns. Wouldn't expect to see young Daniel until at least after the first couple of months of the season proper. Gives some other guys a chance to cement a spot which is only a good thing.
Title: Timing of Rioli return remains a mystery (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on March 21, 2018, 07:28:29 PM
Timing of Rioli return remains a mystery

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
Mar 21, 2018


THERE is still no clarity on Daniel Rioli's return from injury, with the premiership Tiger yet to join in main training as the long and cautious recovery from his broken ankle continues.

Rioli, 20, needed surgery on his foot the week after Richmond's Grand Final triumph, having injured his ankle in the final quarter of the win over Adelaide.

AFL.com.au understands he underwent a second operation earlier this year to remove plates that were inserted into the joint back in October.

While he started running in late January, he has only recently ramped up his fitness program.

Coach Damien Hardwick said on Wednesday there was no set return date for Rioli as he continued to work through his rehabilitation.

"He's going OK, he's running, he's starting to do some speed work," Hardwick said.

"Where he plays or where he falls into our calculations, we're not too sure at this stage, we don't want to put a timeframe on it.

"He's progressing, which is a positive for us."

The Tigers maintain Rioli's recovery hasn't hit any hurdles and isn't taking longer than they planned. 

He was off his feet for a large part of the off-season and essentially needed to learn how to run again when he finally shed his moon boot.

The Tigers are being cautious with not overloading the 43-game forward to ensure the rest of his body remains intact and avoids injuries caused by sudden over-use.

Rioli is expected to need at least a month of serious training before being considered for a return to the field, which will almost certainly be in the VFL.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-03-21/timing-of-rioli-return-remains-a-mystery
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: mightytiges on March 22, 2018, 10:30:08 PM
Dan said pre-game that he'll be back by around rounds 4-5.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Slipper on March 22, 2018, 10:40:49 PM
People who don't rate him need to watch tonight's game and realise what a little class can do.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Diocletian on March 23, 2018, 05:28:10 PM
His non-stop chasing & harrassing was sorely missed.... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Owl on March 23, 2018, 07:38:27 PM
damn straight, the kids a wolf
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chuck17 on March 23, 2018, 08:36:50 PM
His non-stop chasing & harrassing was sorely missed.... :shh

Apparently if it doesn’t result in a tackle it’s not worth jackpoo
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Assange Tiger on March 23, 2018, 08:50:02 PM
His non-stop chasing & harrassing was sorely missed.... :shh

Apparently if it doesn’t result in a tackle it’s not worth jackpoo

don't underestimate the importance of this skill being trained at training because training is very important
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on March 25, 2018, 04:19:56 PM
Any inside news doc?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on March 25, 2018, 04:32:39 PM
Any inside news doc?
I heard his surgeon (Harvinder Bedi) is reasonably happy now. All metal is out of his foot. Will be having a mini preseason and will be back in ?4 weeks.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on March 27, 2018, 03:26:18 PM
Rioli did some short kicking drills at training today.

"He's progressing to training and is starting to do some lower-end drills," Hardwick said.

"When he plays … we're not going to put a timeframe on it at this stage.

"We realise how important he is to our side and the make-up of our side so when he's ready to play, he'll come in.

Source: AFL website (http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-03-27/dimma-declares-top-tigers-to-be-certain-starters-)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Mr Magic on March 27, 2018, 11:35:37 PM
Still a bit of a limp looking at that vision. Might be hoping for a round 4-5 return but I'm sure they won't rush him back. I'm expecting longer..
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Diocletian on March 28, 2018, 11:36:05 AM
Admit it - you only watched hoping to catch Edwards somewhere in the background.... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chuck17 on March 28, 2018, 12:10:10 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on April 16, 2018, 11:33:40 AM
Happy 21st :birthday

Title: Premiership Tiger Daniel Rioli closes in on return (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on April 17, 2018, 03:50:59 AM
Premiership Tiger closes in on return

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
Apr 17, 2018


PREMIERSHIP Tiger Daniel Rioli is on the verge of joining in main training and has a cautious eye on a potential VFL return in the coming weeks.

The Richmond forward, who celebrated his 21st birthday on Monday, is inching closer to a return to the field following his long recovery from a broken foot.

Rioli has endured two surgeries – the first in the days following the Tigers' Grand Final win and the second this year to remove plates – and a frustratingly slow rehabilitation from the injury.

While the Tigers are buoyed by his recent progress, they're still not willing to put a specific timeframe on just when Rioli will play as they don't want to put unnecessary pressure on the 43-game goal-kicker.

He is close to joining his teammates in training, however that is more likely to happen after the Tigers' Anzac Day Eve clash with Melbourne given their unconventional timetable this week.

"He's training reasonably hard and he'll start to run with the group really soon so he's not that far away," Richmond football manager Neil Balme told AFL.com.au on Monday.

"It's just a matter of getting that body of work into him, which will probably take a few weeks I would think.

"We're really happy with the way he's going.

"No one has put a date on it to be truthful because we don't want him to be working towards those times, we just want him to work to how he's feeling.

"I'd be surprised if he wasn't able to play VFL sooner rather than later I would have thought."

Rioli will train this week on a regular schedule as his teammates enjoy three days off ahead of their next game against the Demons on Tuesday week.

He said last month he would like to be back playing at some level in rounds four or five.

The Tigers had their VFL bye on the weekend and have two more games scheduled before the end of April, which could even see him line up on April 28 against Werribee if all went well over the next two weeks

However, given his lack of pre-season and the tentative approach taken with his recovery, he might be tasked with building fitness in full training before moving to competitive games.

"We're hoping [he'll play] in the next few weeks, but the doctors have made a special effort not to put a date on it because everyone goes to that and we really don't know what it will be," Balme said.

"It just depends on how he is."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-04-16/premiership-tiger-back-on-track-soon
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on April 27, 2018, 11:42:29 AM
Sitting on top of the ladder for the first time since 1995, the reigning premiers are set to get even stronger, with star playmaker Daniel Rioli just weeks away from resuming from an ankle injury sustained in last year's Grand Final.

Hardwick said the 21-year-old would return through the VFL, with round eight or nine a possibility.

"He's going well and training a little bit more, and I think he joins in full training next week," Hardwick said of Rioli.

"His long-term future is really important for us, so there'll be no rush from our point of view.

"When he's ready, he's ready."

Source: AFL website (http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-04-27/tiger-trio-no-guarantee-for-pies)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 01, 2018, 02:55:15 PM
Premiership forward Daniel Rioli continues to build his fitness on the training track, but is yet to pencil in a date for his VFL return after two foot operations.

Source: AFL website (http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-01/tigers-champion-in-doubt-to-face-dockers)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Lebowski on May 01, 2018, 03:09:21 PM
Hopefully he'll get some gametime by round 9-10 in the VFL
Title: Daniel Rioli is hopeful he will be back for this year’s Dreamtime clash (H-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 07, 2018, 08:08:57 PM
Richmond young gun Daniel Rioli is hopeful he will be back in action for this year’s Dreamtime clash

LAUREN WOOD,
Herald Sun
8 May 2018


DANIEL Rioli is confident that the “frustrating” effects of his debilitating Grand Final injury are almost behind him and he remains hopeful of playing in the team’s Round 11 Dreamtime clash with Essendon.

But there remains no official timeline for any return.

Rioli, 21, broke his ankle late in the drought-breaking flag win and endured two bouts of surgery — his first long-term injury.

He has been cautious in his recovery and has refused to be drawn on a firm return date, but is adamant that it will not be far away after Richmond firmed in favouritism to claim a second consecutive premiership.

“It goes slow and takes its time, but I feel like it’s getting closer and closer every day now so fingers crossed I’ll be back out there soon,” Rioli said.

“It’s been tough. I just want to be out there playing again.

“It’s frustrating just training and not playing games and watching your teammates play. I just want to be out there playing again and hopefully it’s soon. I just can’t wait.”

The June 2 Dreamtime at the ‘G is one that Rioli is holding out hope of being ready for.

“Hopefully I get the chance to play that round. It’s a tough one, but it’s always a great time to pull on the jumper ... and represent your people from back home,” he said.

“I can’t wait to pull on the jumper again and hopefully that’s coming soon.”

Rioli — who has rejoined his teammates at training in recent weeks — lives with coach Damien Hardwick and his family, and said he was well looked after in the months following his surgeries “especially at dinner time”.

The first operation was to insert plates and screws to stabilise his ankle — which left him unable to walk throughout premiership celebrations — with the second to remove them.

Rehabilitation has at times proven lonely, but he credited his teammates for regularly boosting his spirits amid what he said was a testing period as he dealt with the long process of managing a major injury for the first time in his career.

“It was pretty hard times as well, just sitting on the couch and knowing that you’re not going to be fully fit (for a long time),” he said.

“I sat on the couch for about five or six months without training or running and thinking my return, it was going to be hard to get fit again. It’s been pretty frustrating as well, trying to get that fitness back.

“Now I’m just waiting for the bones to get stronger again. I feel like it’s already stronger now so it’s just time. Time is key. Just taking it day by day like they always say.

“But now I feel like I’m really close. It’s all paid off.”

The Tigers sit atop the ladder and have dropped just one game so far this season, with the team’s promising start to the season having spurred Rioli further to get back into the action.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/richmond-young-gun-daniel-rioli-is-hopeful-he-will-be-back-in-action-for-this-years-dreamtime-clash/news-story/cba3e144a81fdc0eede8a4f3c1d52b42
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on May 07, 2018, 08:35:20 PM
What’s the history on the type of injury? Do players normally come back just as good?

Concerned because Browny was never the same after the leg broke.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Diocletian on May 07, 2018, 10:26:06 PM
As long as he's still on the list in 2021.... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 08, 2018, 06:15:35 PM
Daniel Rioli

“Daniel’s had a great couple of weeks. He started main skills with the group last week and this week we’re progressing him into full skills training. So, hopefully by the end of this week, we’ll actually start to pinpoint a return game for him. But until that point we’ll wait and see.” 

Source: Peter Burge on the RFC website (http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-05-08/round-8-injury-update)
Title: Caution call: Tigers careful on Rioli's return (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on May 08, 2018, 07:45:36 PM
Caution call: Tigers careful on jet's return

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
May 8, 2018 5:02PM


A DECISION on whether Daniel Rioli will push for a VFL berth within the next few weeks will be made in the coming days based on how he recovers from accumulated training soreness.

Rioli wants to play in Richmond's Dreamtime at the 'G clash in Round 11 on June 2, but is yet to figure in any competitive match play since breaking his foot in last year's Grand Final.

Rioli's foot, which has had two operations since October, is sound and pain-free, but the premiership forward has been sore throughout his body this week as the result of increased training load.

There's cautious optimism Rioli could play in the VFL within the next fortnight, but how he presents to the club on Wednesday will dictate whether that's a realistic goal.

"We've just got to be a bit careful with him because otherwise you finish up with other things like hamstrings or calves or backs," football manager Neil Balme told AFL.com.au on Tuesday.

"When they do that extra work … he's pulled up not so much sore in the foot but sore everywhere else.

"He's OK, but you never quite know what that means, so if he trains tomorrow he'll be fine.

"If he doesn't train, it might put him back a little bit."

The Tigers have been extremely cautious with Rioli's rehabilitation and remain loathe to set an exact date on his return to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on the 21-year-old.

Richmond is determined to make sure Rioli is in the best shape possible when he returns to the field to avoid him suffering subsequent injuries.

"He's in really good shape and we're really pleased with the way he's going, it's just that we've got to make sure he does enough work," Balme said.

"When he plays he's a very explosive player, it's not as if he plays at half rat power, he goes full bore.

"You've got to give him a chance so he doesn't hurt himself when he plays."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-08/proceed-with-caution-tigers-careful-on-jets-return
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 14, 2018, 04:49:02 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdIn7iYW4AACOfy.jpg)
https://twitter.com/TheTigerArmyAFL/status/995902374941081600
Title: Flag hero Daniel Rioli pencils in VFL return on Saturday (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on May 15, 2018, 12:51:53 PM
Flag hero pencils in VFL return on Saturday

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
May 15, 2018 10:25AM


DANIEL Rioli has tentatively pencilled in this Saturday's VFL clash with Sandringham for his first competitive hit-out since he broke his foot in last year's Grand Final.

The premiership Tiger will have to get through training this week before he gets the final sign off, but it is understood he is optimistic of lining up in the game at Holm Park Recreational Reserve in Beaconsfield.

The Tigers have been extremely cautious with the 21-year-old's rehabilitation and have been hesitant to choose a return date such was the nature of the tricky injury.

However, after two operations and a long spell in a moon boot, Rioli is poised to resume 262 days since his last official game.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-15/flag-hero-pencils-in-vfl-return-on-saturday#/
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: pmac21 on May 15, 2018, 01:45:29 PM
Great news
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on May 15, 2018, 05:53:43 PM
Can't wait. :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: eliminator on May 15, 2018, 06:30:39 PM
Great news. Hope all goes well.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chuck17 on May 15, 2018, 06:40:23 PM
Only getting a game because of his name
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Lebowski on May 15, 2018, 07:46:34 PM
 :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Diocletian on May 15, 2018, 10:25:32 PM
Only getting a game because of his name

 :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 17, 2018, 01:19:41 AM
Livewire forward Daniel Rioli got through the [training] session and looks likely to play his first game since last year's Grand Final on Saturday against Sandringham in the VFL.

Source: AFL website (http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-16/tigers-ruckman-in-doubt-to-face-eagles)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 18, 2018, 02:21:12 PM
Hardwick confirmed Daniel Rioli will play a half in the VFL on the weekend in his return from a foot injury sustained in last year's Grand Final.

Source: AFL website. (http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-18/selection-cloud-still-hanging-over-big-tiger)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: mat073 on May 18, 2018, 04:34:14 PM
Cant wait for the band to get back together.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tdy on May 18, 2018, 05:52:42 PM
Slowly slowly long term is more important. I didn't expect him back until mid year at best.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on May 18, 2018, 06:09:42 PM
Slowly slowly long term is more important. I didn't expect him back until mid year at best.
Then again if his foot is healed it won't be more healed in a month.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tdy on May 18, 2018, 06:19:03 PM
But his match fitness and confidence will be better for it.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on May 18, 2018, 06:31:29 PM
But his match fitness and confidence will be better for it.
How can not playing for another month improve match fitness? General fitness yes, but not match fitness.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 19, 2018, 06:15:21 PM
In Daniel Rioli’s return from a broken foot the Tigers’ young star has looked dangerous and applied his trademark forward pressure without gathering large numbers.

Having not played for the Tigers in 231 days, Rioli has three disposals, two tackles and a behind to halftime.

He is being was rested in the second half as Richmond continue to manage his comeback.

Source: Herald-Sun website (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/st-kilda/luckless-st-kilda-midfielder-nathan-freeman-suffers-shoulder-injury-in-the-vfl/news-story/1ca01daa61b25bb1ce84ad8e54060b7f)

 :pray


(http://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL%20Tenant/Richmond/Articles/Matches%202013/_R167258.jpg)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: tdy on May 19, 2018, 10:38:46 PM
But his match fitness and confidence will be better for it.
How can not playing for another month improve match fitness? General fitness yes, but not match fitness.
I mean firsts games vs reserves games where you can monitor his load and pull him off if there's an issue. I don't mean no football.
Title: Rioli makes successful return (Age)
Post by: one-eyed on May 19, 2018, 11:04:06 PM
Rioli makes successful return

By Peter Ryan
The Age
19 May 2018 — 6:16pm


The return of premiership forward Daniel Rioli in the VFL was successful on Saturday with the 20-year-old playing a half of football as planned without drama.

It was his first game for Rioli since he played in the 2017 Grand Final as he took an extended break after the ankle he injured in the flag win required surgery.

Rioli showed he had not lost any of his ability to tackle and chase applying pressure to create turnovers before watching the second half from the sidelines.

Richmond's VFL coach Craig McRae told Fairfax Media he was pleased to see Rioli back in action.

"He said he felt good and he wanted to play more minutes," McRae said.

"It was pleasing he got through the game without any soreness."

The Tigers ran out easy winners over Sandringham winning the game by 55 points.

Rioli is expected to play in the VFL again next week provided he pulls up well with the Tigers likely to extend his minutes.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/daniel-rioli-makes-successful-return-while-nathan-freeman-has-setback-20180519-p4zgbm.html
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Owl on May 20, 2018, 08:16:19 AM
awesome
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: eliminator on May 20, 2018, 09:12:16 AM
really good news.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: eliminator on May 20, 2018, 09:24:10 AM
 On AFL website has an article by Ben Collins "dated 19 May 2018 called "Tiger Rioli takes huge step on road back"
 


Only problem with the article is it states "The 21-year-old hadn't played since badly breaking his left ankle in the last quarter of the Tigers' Grand Final triumph over Richmond."





Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: eliminator on May 20, 2018, 09:25:07 AM
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-19/tiger-rioli-takes-huge-step-on-road-back
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Slipper on May 20, 2018, 10:51:07 AM
On AFL website has an article by Ben Collins "dated 19 May 2018 called "Tiger Rioli takes huge step on road back"
 


Only problem with the article is it states "The 21-year-old hadn't played since badly breaking his left ankle in the last quarter of the Tigers' Grand Final triumph over Richmond."

This guy is obviously well ahead of his time. In 3 years time they'll be saying that the only team that can beat us is ourselves.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 20, 2018, 01:53:58 PM
Video clip of Rioli's return: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2018-05-19/vfl-r7-riolis-return
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 21, 2018, 08:22:41 PM
Livewire premiership forward Daniel Rioli will extend his VFL minutes this Saturday against Coburg after successfully getting through a half in the Tigers' win over Sandringham on the weekend.

"He played what we thought he would and he'll play a bit more this week," Balme said.

"They were quite pleased with him. He got through all right and his foot was good, which is what they were most worried about."

Source: AFL website (http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-21/jack-expected-to-face-saints-despite-bump-worry)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 29, 2018, 03:02:54 AM
Peter Burge discussing Daniel Rioli's progress:

“Really pleased with his progress. He played 79 minutes on the weekend (in the VFL), which is about three-quarters of the game. He’s obviously had the limited preparation, but the last two months he’s been training at high intensity and now he’s playing footy. So he’ll progress to a full game this week, and we’ll see where that takes us.”

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-05-28/round-11-injury-update

Young gun Daniel Rioli will progress to a full VFL game this Sunday against Collingwood at Victoria Park after playing three quarters in the win over Coburg as he recovers from a broken left foot suffered in last year's decider.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-28/double-blow-for-tigers-running-brigade
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 30, 2018, 12:16:24 AM
Tackling Tiger could be just a week away

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
May 29, 2018 3:04PM


RICHMOND premiership forward Daniel Rioli could potentially return to the AFL stage under the lights of Adelaide Oval next Friday night if he performs in a full VFL game on Sunday.

The electric Tiger has now played two VFL games since returning from the badly broken foot he suffered in last year's Grand Final – his most recent game at AFL level.

He is expected to progress from three-quarters of a game to a full hit-out this Sunday against Collingwood at Olympic Park.

From there, the 21-year-old could conceivably come into consideration for the Tigers' Friday night clash with Port Adelaide the following week if his form warrants selection.

"He's been getting through games, which is good," teammate Dan Butler told Macquarie Sports Radio on Tuesday.

"I think he'll play a full game this weekend in the VFL against Collingwood, and then from there it will be up to 'Dimma' (coach Damien Hardwick) and the other coaches as to whether he comes back in or not."

Rioli was last year the Tigers' leading tackler inside 50 with 33 for the season, from Butler and Jason Castagna (32 each), and took the fifth-most marks inside the attacking arc.

The Tigers have been blessed by a small injury list until recently, but have started to show the natural wear and tear of the season, Bachar Houli (groin) the latest to be struck down by a medium-term complaint.

Houli – and Dion Prestia (calf) – will be unavailable until after the Tigers' round 14 bye.

For Rioli, opportunities in the forward line could come up sooner rather than later with Castagna (knee) only rated a chance for this week's clash with Essendon, first-year forward Jack Higgins under pressure to keep his spot and Jacob Townsend currently out of the side.

Earlier this month, he held an optimistic goal of playing in Saturday night's Dreamtime at the 'G clash.

"He's obviously had the limited preparation, but the last two months he's been training at high intensity and now he's playing footy," Richmond's physical performance manager Peter Burge told the club's website.

"So, he'll progress to a full game this week, and we'll see where that takes us."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-29/tackling-tiger-could-be-just-a-week-away
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Dont Argue on May 30, 2018, 11:49:36 AM
Tackling Tiger could be just a week away

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
May 29, 2018 3:04PM


RICHMOND premiership forward Daniel Rioli could potentially return to the AFL stage under the lights of Adelaide Oval next Friday night if he performs in a full VFL game on Sunday.

The electric Tiger has now played two VFL games since returning from the badly broken foot he suffered in last year's Grand Final – his most recent game at AFL level.

He is expected to progress from three-quarters of a game to a full hit-out this Sunday against Collingwood at Olympic Park.

From there, the 21-year-old could conceivably come into consideration for the Tigers' Friday night clash with Port Adelaide the following week if his form warrants selection.

"He's been getting through games, which is good," teammate Dan Butler told Macquarie Sports Radio on Tuesday.

"I think he'll play a full game this weekend in the VFL against Collingwood, and then from there it will be up to 'Dimma' (coach Damien Hardwick) and the other coaches as to whether he comes back in or not."

Rioli was last year the Tigers' leading tackler inside 50 with 33 for the season, from Butler and Jason Castagna (32 each), and took the fifth-most marks inside the attacking arc.

The Tigers have been blessed by a small injury list until recently, but have started to show the natural wear and tear of the season, Bachar Houli (groin) the latest to be struck down by a medium-term complaint.

Houli – and Dion Prestia (calf) – will be unavailable until after the Tigers' round 14 bye.

For Rioli, opportunities in the forward line could come up sooner rather than later with Castagna (knee) only rated a chance for this week's clash with Essendon, first-year forward Jack Higgins under pressure to keep his spot and Jacob Townsend currently out of the side.

Earlier this month, he held an optimistic goal of playing in Saturday night's Dreamtime at the 'G clash.

"He's obviously had the limited preparation, but the last two months he's been training at high intensity and now he's playing footy," Richmond's physical performance manager Peter Burge told the club's website.

"So, he'll progress to a full game this week, and we'll see where that takes us."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-29/tackling-tiger-could-be-just-a-week-away

First time I've read that they've correctly identified his injury as a broken foot rather than an ankle injury
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on May 30, 2018, 01:08:03 PM
It was actually a Lisfranc injury - fracture / dislocation of the metatarsal bones.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Go Richo 12 on May 30, 2018, 06:03:59 PM
It was actually a Lisfranc injury - fracture / dislocation of the metatarsal bones.
Broken foot it is.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on May 30, 2018, 06:29:57 PM
It was actually a Lisfranc injury - fracture / dislocation of the metatarsal bones.
Broken foot it is.
Worse as it is not only a break, but the bone has dislocated out of its joint too.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: taztiger4 on May 30, 2018, 06:47:04 PM
Tackling Tiger could be just a week away

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
May 29, 2018 3:04PM


RICHMOND premiership forward Daniel Rioli could potentially return to the AFL stage under the lights of Adelaide Oval next Friday night if he performs in a full VFL game on Sunday.

The electric Tiger has now played two VFL games since returning from the badly broken foot he suffered in last year's Grand Final – his most recent game at AFL level.

He is expected to progress from three-quarters of a game to a full hit-out this Sunday against Collingwood at Olympic Park.

From there, the 21-year-old could conceivably come into consideration for the Tigers' Friday night clash with Port Adelaide the following week if his form warrants selection.

"He's been getting through games, which is good," teammate Dan Butler told Macquarie Sports Radio on Tuesday.

"I think he'll play a full game this weekend in the VFL against Collingwood, and then from there it will be up to 'Dimma' (coach Damien Hardwick) and the other coaches as to whether he comes back in or not."

Rioli was last year the Tigers' leading tackler inside 50 with 33 for the season, from Butler and Jason Castagna (32 each), and took the fifth-most marks inside the attacking arc.

The Tigers have been blessed by a small injury list until recently, but have started to show the natural wear and tear of the season, Bachar Houli (groin) the latest to be struck down by a medium-term complaint.

Houli – and Dion Prestia (calf) – will be unavailable until after the Tigers' round 14 bye.

For Rioli, opportunities in the forward line could come up sooner rather than later with Castagna (knee) only rated a chance for this week's clash with Essendon, first-year forward Jack Higgins under pressure to keep his spot and Jacob Townsend currently out of the side.

Earlier this month, he held an optimistic goal of playing in Saturday night's Dreamtime at the 'G clash.

"He's obviously had the limited preparation, but the last two months he's been training at high intensity and now he's playing footy," Richmond's physical performance manager Peter Burge told the club's website.

"So, he'll progress to a full game this week, and we'll see where that takes us."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-29/tackling-tiger-could-be-just-a-week-away

First time I've read that they've correctly identified his injury as a broken foot rather than an ankle injury

what ??, club has never called it an ankle injury
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: TFL on May 30, 2018, 07:20:47 PM
Watching the Coaches corner video with X and Richo I think Rioli is an outside chance to play this week
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Tiger Khosh on May 30, 2018, 07:27:58 PM
Watching the Coaches corner video with X and Richo I think Rioli is an outside chance to play this week

His forward pressure in that video  :cheers
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Go Richo 12 on May 31, 2018, 07:22:27 AM
It was actually a Lisfranc injury - fracture / dislocation of the metatarsal bones.
Broken foot it is.
Worse as it is not only a break, but the bone has dislocated out of its joint too.
So how did he manage to keep walking around on it? Adrenaline? Handy effort.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on May 31, 2018, 08:58:24 AM
It was actually a Lisfranc injury - fracture / dislocation of the metatarsal bones.
Broken foot it is.
Worse as it is not only a break, but the bone has dislocated out of its joint too.
So how did he manage to keep walking around on it? Adrenaline? Handy effort.
He was in agony. I actually spoke to him at the after party. He had his lower leg in a plaster slab and had it elevated by then and obviously came in on crutches.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Dont Argue on May 31, 2018, 11:18:02 AM
Tackling Tiger could be just a week away

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
May 29, 2018 3:04PM


RICHMOND premiership forward Daniel Rioli could potentially return to the AFL stage under the lights of Adelaide Oval next Friday night if he performs in a full VFL game on Sunday.

The electric Tiger has now played two VFL games since returning from the badly broken foot he suffered in last year's Grand Final – his most recent game at AFL level.

He is expected to progress from three-quarters of a game to a full hit-out this Sunday against Collingwood at Olympic Park.

From there, the 21-year-old could conceivably come into consideration for the Tigers' Friday night clash with Port Adelaide the following week if his form warrants selection.

"He's been getting through games, which is good," teammate Dan Butler told Macquarie Sports Radio on Tuesday.

"I think he'll play a full game this weekend in the VFL against Collingwood, and then from there it will be up to 'Dimma' (coach Damien Hardwick) and the other coaches as to whether he comes back in or not."

Rioli was last year the Tigers' leading tackler inside 50 with 33 for the season, from Butler and Jason Castagna (32 each), and took the fifth-most marks inside the attacking arc.

The Tigers have been blessed by a small injury list until recently, but have started to show the natural wear and tear of the season, Bachar Houli (groin) the latest to be struck down by a medium-term complaint.

Houli – and Dion Prestia (calf) – will be unavailable until after the Tigers' round 14 bye.

For Rioli, opportunities in the forward line could come up sooner rather than later with Castagna (knee) only rated a chance for this week's clash with Essendon, first-year forward Jack Higgins under pressure to keep his spot and Jacob Townsend currently out of the side.

Earlier this month, he held an optimistic goal of playing in Saturday night's Dreamtime at the 'G clash.

"He's obviously had the limited preparation, but the last two months he's been training at high intensity and now he's playing footy," Richmond's physical performance manager Peter Burge told the club's website.

"So, he'll progress to a full game this week, and we'll see where that takes us."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-29/tackling-tiger-could-be-just-a-week-away

First time I've read that they've correctly identified his injury as a broken foot rather than an ankle injury

what ??, club has never called it an ankle injury
.

Was referring to the media Taz. Know the club knew what it was
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: pmac21 on May 31, 2018, 11:32:54 AM
I think it would be a mistake to play him before the bye. 
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: taztiger4 on May 31, 2018, 11:55:30 AM
Tackling Tiger could be just a week away

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
May 29, 2018 3:04PM


RICHMOND premiership forward Daniel Rioli could potentially return to the AFL stage under the lights of Adelaide Oval next Friday night if he performs in a full VFL game on Sunday.

The electric Tiger has now played two VFL games since returning from the badly broken foot he suffered in last year's Grand Final – his most recent game at AFL level.

He is expected to progress from three-quarters of a game to a full hit-out this Sunday against Collingwood at Olympic Park.

From there, the 21-year-old could conceivably come into consideration for the Tigers' Friday night clash with Port Adelaide the following week if his form warrants selection.

"He's been getting through games, which is good," teammate Dan Butler told Macquarie Sports Radio on Tuesday.

"I think he'll play a full game this weekend in the VFL against Collingwood, and then from there it will be up to 'Dimma' (coach Damien Hardwick) and the other coaches as to whether he comes back in or not."

Rioli was last year the Tigers' leading tackler inside 50 with 33 for the season, from Butler and Jason Castagna (32 each), and took the fifth-most marks inside the attacking arc.

The Tigers have been blessed by a small injury list until recently, but have started to show the natural wear and tear of the season, Bachar Houli (groin) the latest to be struck down by a medium-term complaint.

Houli – and Dion Prestia (calf) – will be unavailable until after the Tigers' round 14 bye.

For Rioli, opportunities in the forward line could come up sooner rather than later with Castagna (knee) only rated a chance for this week's clash with Essendon, first-year forward Jack Higgins under pressure to keep his spot and Jacob Townsend currently out of the side.

Earlier this month, he held an optimistic goal of playing in Saturday night's Dreamtime at the 'G clash.

"He's obviously had the limited preparation, but the last two months he's been training at high intensity and now he's playing footy," Richmond's physical performance manager Peter Burge told the club's website.

"So, he'll progress to a full game this week, and we'll see where that takes us."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-29/tackling-tiger-could-be-just-a-week-away

First time I've read that they've correctly identified his injury as a broken foot rather than an ankle injury

what ??, club has never called it an ankle injury
.

Was referring to the media Taz. Know the club knew what it was

 :thumbsup
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on May 31, 2018, 04:51:54 PM
I think it would be a mistake to play him before the bye.
I don’t.

If his foot doesn’t hurt and feels great and he has his touch back, i would play him even this week.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on May 31, 2018, 06:23:25 PM
I feel it would be a mistake to rush him into the side.

I also feel it would be a mistake to be overly cautious when it isnt necessary. Just let the boy play!

Having said all that, I trust the RFC medical staff to make the correct call more than the nuffies on OER.  :rollin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on May 31, 2018, 06:30:03 PM
Not in.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: pmac21 on May 31, 2018, 06:37:47 PM
Good call.  Too important to rush and needs match hardening
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Lebowski on May 31, 2018, 06:41:14 PM
Yep good call, was blowing hard by halftime last week.

May be ready for the port game if he gets through this weeks game unscathed.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli suffered broken foot in Grand Final triumph (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on June 01, 2018, 03:37:05 AM
Richmond development coach Xavier Clarke provides an insight into rising Tiger star Daniel Rioli’s progression on the comeback trail from the broken foot he suffered in last year’s Grand Final triumph.

His impressive rehabilitation work

“He started running after Christmas on his own, on the AlterG machine. He had a few complications in terms of a bit of soreness in that foot when he started running, so it pushed him back a week or so. But he’s been absolutely fantastic with his ‘rehab’. His body shape looks really good. He’s put on a bit of strength as well, which is great when you can do that when you’re in rehab and you’re not always running. He’s probably been running now for three months in total and full training for about at least four weeks. So he’s trained really hard over the past few months now.”

His return to the playing field

“He’s played two games now in the VFL. One (against Sandringham) was about 50 percent game time and on the weekend (v Coburg) probably about 70 percent. So just building up his game time in that sense . . .”

His performance last weekend

“Daniel’s never really been a big possession-getter for us, so these numbers are actually pretty pleasing (14 disposals in 70 percent game time v Coburg). He looked really dangerous around the ball, and with his elite pressure . . . his second and third efforts. He played a little bit of time in the midfield as well . . . try to get him around the ball a bit more and use some of his speed up and around the ground. So exciting times to come.”

His touch after a long lay-off

“It hasn’t affected him at all. He’s elite. Even on the weekend, the VFL had a 10.40am game, there was a bit of dew on the oval, and I think Daniel was probably our cleanest player. His touch has always been his biggest strength. It’s just about him getting enough conditioning now back into his legs to play at AFL level.”

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-05-30/coaches-corner-daniel-rioli
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 15, 2018, 01:25:29 PM
One step torpedo from 50 through the eye diddle diddle from young Dan this morning at training  :thumbsup.

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC/status/1007433086005436417
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Post by: one-eyed on June 17, 2018, 02:36:03 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df3b2t1UYAA9pnH.jpg)
https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC/status/1008203638299193344
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Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on June 17, 2018, 04:42:19 PM
His first 10 minutes quickly reminded us of what we have been missing....   :clapping
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Post by: mightytiges on June 17, 2018, 06:03:11 PM
His first 10 minutes quickly reminded us of what we have been missing....   :clapping
Fantastic today. Summed up by his 8 tackles and that 150m effort that set up his goal in the last  :clapping.
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Post by: Tiger Khosh on June 17, 2018, 06:07:56 PM
Such an important player this kid. Awesome performance in his first game back!
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Post by: one-eyed on June 17, 2018, 06:35:42 PM
Rioli magic returns to the 'G

The band is officially back together. Damien Hardwick relished the prospect of seeing Daniel Rioli return this week alongside small forwards Jason Castagna and Dan Butler and they delivered in spades. Rioli picked up 12 disposals, laid eight tackles and provided the match-sealing goal after a brilliant string of efforts on the members' wing late in the final term. The 21-year-old beat Zach Guthrie one-on-one, kept the ball alive and pushed it forward to Jack Riewoldt. He then followed up his work with a crunching tackle on Mitch Duncan to win a free kick for holding the ball and coolly slotted the set shot to ice the game.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-06-17/five-talking-points-geelong-v-richmond
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Post by: Slipper on June 17, 2018, 07:06:27 PM
His first 10 minutes quickly reminded us of what we have been missing....   :clapping
Fantastic today. Summed up by his 8 tackles and that 150m effort that set up his goal in the last  :clapping.

Gutsy but very intelligent effort. A lot more footy brains than George and Butler.

Did anyone else think he looked like his foot was bothering him a bit in the last qtr?
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Post by: The Machine on June 17, 2018, 08:35:25 PM
Rioli is a yet. No issues with his for BTW
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Post by: lamington on June 17, 2018, 08:39:46 PM
From the first quarter I knew straight away that we were in for a treat from Rioli. He is the Keystone of the flea amigos and that 150m running effort was truly a thing of beauty
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Post by: Tigeritis™©® on June 17, 2018, 08:41:11 PM
Gets games because of his name.  :lol  :rollin  :lol
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Post by: The Machine on June 17, 2018, 08:48:54 PM
Gets games because of his name.  :lol  :rollin  :lol


 :lol :rollin :lol
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Post by: one-eyed on June 17, 2018, 10:54:24 PM
Here's the vision of Rioli's run down the wing and goal  :bow.

(https://im5.ezgif.com/tmp/ezgif-5-2be967e0db.gif)

(https://im5.ezgif.com/tmp/ezgif-5-f0fa87b5e4.gif)

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Post by: mightytiges on June 17, 2018, 11:07:11 PM
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That's brilliant!  :bow

IIRC Lambert and Rioli tried to do something similar during the Granny last year at the exact same spot on the ground but Lambo's tap was just a fraction off Rioli and went over the line for a throw-in. They perfected it today  :clapping :thumbsup.
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Post by: lamington on June 17, 2018, 11:27:35 PM
Great awareness from Riewoldt as well. I love that he saw Rioli coming and had full confidence he would do something with the ball.
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Post by: Tiger Khosh on June 17, 2018, 11:51:48 PM
There was a similar outstanding effort in the third quarter when one of our players chased and pressured multiple Geelong players at full speed from our half fwd line to our half back line while they strung some handballs and short kicks together. Don’t think we got any reward from it but was still an awesome effort. Think it was one of Higgins, George or cotch.
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Post by: Lebowski on June 17, 2018, 11:55:42 PM
There was a similar outstanding effort in the third quarter when one of our players chased and pressured multiple Geelong players at full speed from our half fwd line to our half back line while they strung some handballs and short kicks together. Don’t think we got any reward from it but was still an awesome effort. Think it was one of Higgins, George or cotch.

Was George and Rioli - brilliant
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Post by: Diocletian on June 18, 2018, 01:58:00 PM
Not that anyone with any clue needed to be told but he just further underlined how important he is to our side and the gameplan....and no coincidence Castagna was better and Butler had arguably his best match for the year.... :shh

Gets games because of his name.  :lol  :rollin  :lol

 :shh :shh
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Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on June 18, 2018, 02:56:29 PM
Gets games because of his name.  :lol  :rollin  :lol
Really.... sharp..... observation that one. Big swipe with the paw.
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Post by: MintOnLamb on June 18, 2018, 03:09:08 PM
Gets games because of his name.  :lol  :rollin  :lol
So Shane Tuck-Rioli would have got more games. :shh

Daniel was on fire yesterday, exciting to watch, hope he pulled up ok
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Post by: mat073 on June 18, 2018, 04:28:54 PM
Makes us even better which surely will terrify the rest of the competition.
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Post by: eliminator on June 18, 2018, 05:30:16 PM
A very good game from him. It is the little things he does which are so impressive eg the taps. I agree George and Butler were much better with him being in the team. His persistence in the final quarter which led to the goal was even more impressive given the fact this was his first game back after a long period out of the game.
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Post by: Dont Argue on June 18, 2018, 05:54:43 PM
Makes us even better which surely will terrify the rest of the competition.

I unashamedly wanted Gresham but happy to admit I love what Daniel brings to the team.
Wouldn't mind both. That goal Gresham kicked to win the game against the Suns showed his class, but he still hasn't kicked 4 in a Preliminary!!
Title: Daniel Rioli's foot still a concern and needs to be managed (Sporting News)
Post by: one-eyed on July 03, 2018, 02:03:14 PM
Speaking of Rioli’s, Daniel has done some spectacular stuff since getting back into the Richmond side, but he may be managed through a few games in the second half of the year.

There are ongoing concerns the foot he injured in last year’s Grand Final victory isn’t back to full strength and Dan has been pulling up far from 100% after the last couple of games.

Residual soreness happens, and in Rioli’s case it’s complicated by an injury in the same foot from his last VFL appearance a few weeks back, so the Tigers aren’t panicking but they’re determined not to risk one of their major assets in the run to finals.

The gifted small forward will keep fronting for the big games like Adelaide this week and then the Giants, but may miss the bus to Etihad Stadium in round 18.

http://www.sportingnews.com/au/afl/news/the-afl-rover-riolis-and-headlines-are-never-far-apart-cyril-ected-zone-daniel-rumours-gossip/awoy14ifnlx6107jlzxqxjuf2
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Post by: one-eyed on July 07, 2018, 03:31:40 PM
Rioli's reminders ...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhahyXFUwAAKZX7.jpg)
https://twitter.com/AFL/status/1015176872492056576
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Post by: georgies31 on July 07, 2018, 03:47:38 PM
Gun  :gotigers.
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Post by: one-eyed on July 08, 2018, 01:43:41 PM
Daniel Rioli shows similar qualities to cousin Cyril Rioli and could carve out similar dazzling career

CHRIS CAVANAGH,
Herald Sun
July 7, 2018


THERE was a sense of sadness across the football world this week with the retirement of Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli.

Talkback radio was flooded with calls paying tribute to the four-time premiership star, who had an almost unmatched ability to impact a game with so few disposals.

But those missing Cyril need do no more than attend or tune into a Richmond game and watch his cousin Daniel Rioli go about it.

On Friday night the Tigers small forward again showed similar qualities to Cyril with his pressure and game sense and kicked two quality goals from just 12 disposals.

Still just 21 years old, Daniel Rioli could well go on to carve out just as decorated and celebrated career as his older cousin.

He has now kicked 42 goals from his first 46 AFL games — just eight fewer than Cyril at the same time in his career — and, as Richmond coach Damien Hardwick said earlier this year, there are still plenty of areas for growth.

“Daniel’s a different type of player (to Cyril), with his aerobic capacity,” Hardwick said.

“I think he’s probably only scratching the surface of where he’s at as a half-forward.

“I’ve got no doubt he’ll push in the midfield at some stage when he gets a little bit bigger.

“So, he’ll make his own name, I’ve got no doubt.”

Friday night was by no means the best game of Rioli’s career but it was just his third game back from a broken foot.

Tigers fans — and the wider AFL community — should be very excited for what lies ahead.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/daniel-rioli-shows-similar-qualities-to-cousin-cyril-rioli-and-could-carve-out-similar-dazzling-career/news-story/07cf4800b738a032c0955ddfd74e027b
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Post by: one-eyed on July 09, 2018, 02:41:02 PM
“I couldn’t help but watch the game [Friday night] and think he’s a Rioli Mark 3, isn’t he!” Leigh Matthews said.

“Cyril was a unique package . . . we spoke about it for the last few days. But Daniel Rioli, he’s got a similar package of attributes as a young player.

“It’s really quite amazing, last night you couldn’t help but think, could there be another Cyril?

“We think there couldn’t be another of that actual type, because he is a unique type, Cyril Rioli. But, hey, Daniel’s a very similar package.”

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-07-09/lethal-lauds-tiger-rioli

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Post by: one-eyed on July 18, 2018, 01:51:37 AM
In Rioli's four games back, the speedy, silky-skilled small forward has averaged 12.5 disposals and five tackles per match and he’s kicked a total of seven goals. Most importantly, he’s added that vital defensive pressure to the Tigers’ front half.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-07-17/tiger-duos-ripping-return

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Post by: one-eyed on July 20, 2018, 11:45:36 AM
From Damian Barrett's 'Sliding Doors' column:

IF ... we knew he could seriously play after what we saw in 2017, particularly with four goals in a prelim final ...

THEN ... somehow in just four games in 2018 we have come to realise Daniel Rioli is even better than we had thought.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-07-20/sliding-doors-round-18
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Post by: one-eyed on July 21, 2018, 12:21:19 AM
According to the AFL website, Rioli had 6 score involvements.
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Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on July 21, 2018, 11:24:44 AM
Pure class
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Post by: one-eyed on August 01, 2018, 01:49:26 PM
Dan's 50th week  :clapping.

2016   18 games
2017   25 games
2018    7* games
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Total   50* games

https://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/D/Daniel_Rioli.html
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Post by: Tiger Khosh on August 01, 2018, 02:15:19 PM
With many more to come! :gotigers
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Post by: one-eyed on August 03, 2018, 01:28:21 AM
Tiger hopes for another Grand Final call to cousin

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
Aug 2, 2018 9:12PM


SHOULD the Tigers line up in the Grand Final, there's something Daniel Rioli will make sure he repeats from last year's pre-match routine ahead of the decider.

He'll find a quiet moment in the hours before the game and make a phone call to his cousin, four-time premiership Hawk Cyril, to help settle his nerves.

In 2017 their chat centered around how Rioli, then aged 20 and on the cusp of just his 43rd game, should approach the biggest moment in his short career.

And it helped, with a calm and centered Rioli bringing his famous run-and-chase pressure to the Tigers' historic win before he suffered a broken foot late in the game.

"I was in the locker room and just gave Cyril a quick call," Rioli told AFL.com.au this week, as he prepared for his 50th AFL game.

"He gave me a little bit of advice about how to go out there and just play footy, play your normal role and really just have fun."

It made sense for Rioli to consult his talented cousin, who played in five Grand Finals before his surprise retirement in July this year.

Likewise, there'll be no one better to offer further tips on how to approach a potential back-to-back scenario this year, given Cyril played in consecutive flags between 2013-15.

"For sure, I'll definitely call him again if that does happen and it'll be a dream come true if it does happen back to back," Daniel Rioli said.

"He's been there and done that, so I'll definitely give him a call."

A foot injury saw Daniel Rioli chaired around the ground on captain Trent Cotchin's shoulders. Picture: AFL Photos

Cyril's decision was tough on Rioli, but he said he knew it was the right one for the 189-game Hawk and his family to move back to Darwin.

The young Tiger said he hoped the game wouldn't be entirely lost on the 29-year-old and that he'd continue playing at some level.

"We hope so, we'd love that and all the AFL fanatics would love that," he said.

"Even if it's not the AFL, it could be back home on the Tiwi Islands or in Darwin for [NTFL] club St Mary's."

Rioli, who is fast gathering a highlights reel of his own in his career to date, said he hoped he – and other Riolis – could continue to uphold the family's legacy within the game.

"I'm certainly going to miss him and all the magic he provided," he said.

"The MCG isn't going to be the same without him on weekends but I'm hoping myself, Willie Rioli at West Coast and down the track hopefully Maurice Junior [who can be drafted in 2020] coming along will make him and our family proud."

Rioli's first milestone match would have come a lot quicker had he not missed half of this season with the foot he broke late in last year's Grand Final.

It happened when Adelaide defender Luke Brown accidentally trod on it as the two ran along the boundary in the final quarter.

Rioli wasn't sure what he'd done so he hobbled to the bench, but he didn't expect to later be told he'd actually done some serious damage.

"One of the coaches told me to go back on for the last five minutes or so and I tried getting up off the bench … I knew something was wrong because I couldn't walk," he recalled.

He needed surgery in the week after the game and spent the Tigers' premiership celebrations on crutches.

After the operation, he went home to the Tiwi Islands to recuperate and quietly soak up the reality of the team's achievement.

"To win a Grand Final and know you've achieved something you wanted to achieve as a kid, took away the pain a little bit," he said.

"I went back home to the nice, warm weather and enjoyed it with my family and friends.

"Knowing you're a premiership player and to go back home, you feel good about yourself and just enjoy life, really."

It's been a somewhat unexpected long road back from that summer. Throughout pre-season, Rioli initially thought he'd play in round one.

But, he had another operation in early 2018 to remove plates and didn't start running until January.

To avoid piling unnecessary pressure on the talented youngster, no fixed return date was set and Rioli went from week to week with the simple direction to focus on his recovery.

His patience could have been tested when he was kept in the VFL for four games from late May, but rewarded when his AFL return in round 13 saw him bounce straight back to his best with an impressive goal Damien Hardwick described as "an incredible piece of Richmond footy".

"I was hungry to be back out there, I just wanted to play again," he said.

"You just have to let the injury process heal itself.

"I was lucky enough to not miss the whole season with that injury, so to be back finally playing halfway through the season is pretty special.

"Now it's like a normal foot and I'm running around and enjoying my footy … I'm still taping it but there's nothing wrong with it and I'm enjoying playing again."

"I'm enjoying getting a win on the board as well, and it's now my 50th game so hopefully we'll get a win for that."
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Post by: rogerd3 on August 03, 2018, 09:13:55 PM
Off song at the moment.
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Post by: dwaino on August 03, 2018, 10:50:16 PM
Reckon we're not getting any more out of him this year. Needs a proper pre-season to bounce back next year.
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Post by: Diocletian on August 04, 2018, 02:27:09 AM
He's going alright. Vital as ever. :shh
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Post by: one-eyed on August 13, 2018, 11:31:51 AM
Rioli had an AFL career-high 25 disposals in last Saturday’s victory over Gold Coast.

The 21-year-old is averaging 14.1 disposals per game in his eight senior appearances this season and has kicked a total of nine goals.

Full article: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-08-13/rioli-running-right-into-form
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Post by: Gracie on August 13, 2018, 11:36:45 AM
It just wasn't the amount of possessions but the way Rioli "massages" the ball in congestion to get those possessions that had me smiling. Deft touches and knocks on. Thing of beauty to have the skill to do that so consistently.
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Post by: Lozza on August 13, 2018, 02:32:57 PM
Has caused a couple of horrible turnovers with his kicking but hey even Dusty has done that at times. If he can link up with our forward line from the wing then we are a formidable opponent given his speed and skill level.

Still feel we are one class forward short and thats where i think Butler fits in. As finals approach we need to execute better inside 50, once that clicks again then look out.
 
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Post by: Assange Tiger on August 13, 2018, 03:57:06 PM
It just wasn't the amount of possessions but the way Rioli "massages" the ball in congestion to get those possessions that had me smiling. Deft touches and knocks on. Thing of beauty to have the skill to do that so consistently.
Groovy  :shh
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Post by: Chuck17 on August 13, 2018, 04:02:25 PM
Has caused a couple of horrible turnovers with his kicking but hey even Dusty has done that at times.


Edwards made a career out of it apart from the last few years
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Post by: Assange Tiger on August 13, 2018, 04:16:57 PM
Has caused a couple of horrible turnovers with his kicking but hey even Dusty has done that at times.


Edwards made a career out of it apart from the last few years

MrMagic is gonna take a massive poo on your lawn now
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Post by: Diocletian on August 13, 2018, 04:30:05 PM
 :shh
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Post by: one-eyed on August 18, 2018, 12:03:59 AM
THAT TACKLE  :thumbsup ...

video: https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC/status/1030430446113284096

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkzjHbvWwAAQlH5.jpg)
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Post by: Owl on August 18, 2018, 09:25:24 AM
That was STHPESHAL!!! Saad had a pretty good game too, fast bastard.  Would be awesome in a good team lol
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Post by: Chuck17 on August 18, 2018, 09:28:46 AM
Surprised it wasn’t paid push in the back
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Post by: Owl on August 18, 2018, 09:29:34 AM
LOL
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Post by: Tigeritis™©® on August 18, 2018, 11:21:16 AM
Rioli is building nicely. Should really hit it by the preliminary final.  :clapping
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Post by: one-eyed on August 20, 2018, 11:41:27 AM
That [run down tackle on Saad] was Rioli’s seventh tackle for the match – the most by any player on the ground – to go with his 17 disposals, six marks and five score involvements.

“It was good, wasn’t it, to ice the game. That’s why we love him in the side,” Hardwick said.

“He does that consistently. He probably had a couple of opportunities where he just missed them (tackles) tonight.

“It’s been evident in his game for a long period of time, and that’s why he’s such an important player for us.”

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-08-19/rioli-brings-elite-heat
Title: Daniel Rioli feature story (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on September 01, 2018, 11:53:30 PM
Daniel Rioli feature story on aboriginal family culture, moving out of Damien Hardwick’s house, Willie Rioli, Ballarat football

LAUREN WOOD,
Herald Sun
2 Sep 2018


WHEN the turtle meandered on to the main street, they knew it had to be a sign.

That kid in Melbourne, the one playing footy — Daniel Rioli. The turtle was his totem.

It was this time last year on Bathurst Island, one of the biggest of the Tiwi Islands, when a metre-long green turtle left the flat stretch of beach behind and made its way up into the streets of town.

Locals had never seen anything like it.

A few youngsters managed to gather it and took it to show community elders.

It was then that one thought of Richmond young gun and Tiwi product Rioli, who was about to embark on his first AFL finals series at Richmond.

“Mum called me and said that they found this turtle up on land up in the streets. That’s never happened before, so it was pretty weird,” Rioli says.

“There’s no reason for it to go up on land to do whatever it was doing. It was amazing.

“One of the older ladies said, ‘This might be a sign for that kid in Melbourne who’s playing footy … his totem is a turtle’.”
You don’t see many turtles on the main street of the Bathurst Island.

A bathtub was quickly filled with saltwater — Rioli thinks it might have been at his nan’s place — and the mission was on to keep the turtle, which typically would eat jellyfish and seaweed, healthy.

“Mum thought it might be a sign that we could go all the way, so I said, ‘OK, make sure you keep it”,” he says.

“I don’t know how they kept it that long or what they fed it. But they did.”

Against the odds, much like Richmond, the turtle thrived.

Rioli — who hails from Garden Point on Melville Island, with Bathurst Island the home of his mother’s family — suddenly had an addition to his finals routine.

The phone call back to the Tiwi Islands was weekly — to chat to family, of course, and also check in on the turtle.

By Grand Final week, Rioli’s mum, Belinda, was convinced that if Richmond beat Adelaide, it was that sign.

And that’s how it played out. The turtle was released in full health after the drought-breaking premiership and there has been no sign of it since.

“That turtle wouldn’t have just gone up the street for no reason,” Rioli says.

“They’re convinced it was a sign.

“It was fine when they released it and went happily back off into the sea, so the turtle is probably big right now.

“Now I’m hoping that some time maybe this week, something happens again, like the turtle might rock up again.

“Who knows? There’s still time. Everyone is just looking for signs — for anything.”

THE Rioli totem has been passed down through generations for centuries.

Each indigenous person has different totems for nation, clan, family group and personal symbols, which link that person to the universe. The responsibility is then for the totem to be protected and passed on to the next generation.

Rioli said that his family totem — the turtle — was used in carvings, paintings and music.

“We’ve got our own turtle traditional dance — everyone has got a dance in their totem,” he says.

He never got to see the finals turtle. There was talk that there was one photo of it, somewhere, but he’s never seen it, adding to the mystery.

Those responsible for keeping it healthy and its release had anticipated Rioli’s return home.

“Everyone wanted to hold my premiership medal and all that,” he smiles.

“I got around to all my family and they all got photos with it. It was something pretty special and hopefully we can do it again, because it’s an addictive feeling and you want to go back out there and do the same thing.”

CULTURE and family play a significant part in Rioli’s life.

There is a lot to learn, as he absorbs the stories of his ancestors and the skills of the land that have been passed down.

His parents and three siblings remain in the Tiwi Islands, where Rioli relishes returning to, to learn more about his people.

“That’s all I need right now — my culture is my number one thing that I still want to learn,” he says.

“My family is key to keeping me where I am now and what I am doing. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

“It’s pretty special being an Aboriginal person and to have my culture really strong and everyone involved in my family to be so into it … I always look forward to going back home and learning more things. I’ve been away for a long time now with school and now footy.

“I enjoy everything — the dancing, the culture and spending time with family. In the Tiwi Islands, it’s a big family.”

Learning dancing and songlines is a favourite, with Rioli particularly focused on learning Tiwi language.

It is all with an eye to eventually fulfilling his responsibility of passing on his knowledge to those that will, he hopes, follow him.

“My mum’s pretty good at (speaking Tiwi language). I can understand it, but I can’t speak it fluently,” he says.

“(To pass it all on) is why I want to be really strong in my culture. Eventually, hopefully when I get older and hopefully have a happy family, I can teach my kids and everyone that is really close to me … to teach them my culture and just pass it on.

“I won’t let it die down, for sure.”

Rioli will travel home when the season ends and looks forward to some warmth after the icy Melbourne winter.

His girlfriend, Mia Fevola, met some of Rioli’s family — including mum Belinda — for the first time this week and he hopes to one day take her to Garden Point.

“I’m really big on my culture and I want her to experience that as well,” he said.

“She knows a little bit of Tiwi language — I teach her.”

RIOLI was just 14 when he moved away.

He shifted to Ballarat from Melville Island — where it was 9C and 34C respectively yesterday.

It was tough, boarding at St Patrick’s College and doubting whether his hope of following in the footsteps of family members like his grandfather Maurice Rioli — a Richmond champion and fellow No. 17 — and four-time premiership Hawk Cyril Rioli, Essendon stars in Dean Rioli and relative Michael Long would become a reality.

“I didn’t think I was going to get drafted, to be honest,” Rioli says.

“I stuck it out there (in Ballarat) for four years and I remember talking to dad and saying, ‘If footy doesn’t work out and I don’t get my opportunity, what am I going to do? Am I going to return back home to the Tiwi Islands and find a normal job there and just play local footy?’

“Dad said, ‘Nah, we’ll send you to Perth and you can play for South Fremantle’. All my grandfathers played there and that’s where Maurice played.

“That was the plan, and then I was lucky enough that straight after school I got drafted to Richmond … where Maurice played. I was so happy.”

His first season — 2016 — “wasn’t too pretty” as the club finished 13th and pressure mounted on coach Damien Hardwick and its board.

“But the following year was extraordinary,” the premiership forward says.

“I never thought that day would come. Anything can happen. It’s been quite the journey.”

IT has been a year of change for the 21-year-old.

After three years living under Hardwick’s roof, Rioli jokes that he “wasn’t offered another contract” to stay living with his coach and his family and has moved out.

“Dimma would never say that (he was sad), but I know it for a fact. We had so many good times,” Rioli laughs.

“He’s a family man at home — so loving and jokes around a lot.

“I miss going and seeing him and his family. It’s a bit weird now, but it’s part of footy. You can’t live with your coach forever.

“I’ll miss them a lot. They’re always family. They were my second home when I moved to Melbourne.”

Football has seen its changes, too. Rioli missed the first 12 rounds of this season after breaking his foot in last year’s Grand Final — his first serious injury that required plates and screws to be inserted — but has not missed a game since.

After training with the midfield group as he rehabilitated, Rioli’s hunger to win more of the ball and maybe move into the centre of the ground has been fuelled.

“Last year was not my highest possession-winning games. It was focusing on my pressure around the footy,” he says.

“This year I’m trying to mix a bit of offence and defence into my game.”

Kicking goals like last year’s goal of the year is “a bonus”, but Rioli revealed his ambition is to add size and turn midfield beast alongside the likes of Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin and captain Trent Cotchin.

“Who knows — next year or the following year I could build a bigger frame and hopefully play in the midfield full-time,” he says.

“That’s what I want and hopefully kick goals as well.”

RICHMOND’S first final looms on Thursday night against Hawthorn and while Rioli never got to face his cousin Cyril — who retired earlier this season — there could yet be another Rioli reunion on the big stage this September.

Should the Tigers and West Coast both enjoy a flawless first three weeks of the finals, they would meet in the Grand Final, meaning Rioli and cousin Willie — an Eagle — could play against each other for the first time.

To say it’s a meeting Rioli is hoping for would be an understatement, given the pair’s connection with the Sherrin under street lights at Garden Point.

“I wanted to play against (Cyril) this year but I didn’t make it in time because of the injury. It would be special,” he says.

“But I’ve still got Willie on the other side as well at West Coast. I haven’t played against him this year either, and I want to.

“I’ve never played against him or with him, ever. I was always too young and never got the opportunity.

“Every holiday that I used to get back home (from Ballarat), I would be at home and he’d walk down the street with a footy in his hand and would call out and say ‘come outside’ and under the streetlights we’d play a game of footy just on the road.

“We’d kick the ball on this small road. No tackling or anything — it was pretty fun.”

To meet on the MCG “would be a bit different”.

“He’s the one that really taught me to play footy and he taught me how to kick, tackle,” Rioli says.

“Now he’s got his opportunity and it’s his first finals campaign. I reckon he’ll turn it on.

“It would be pretty special to play him in the Grand Final. Or any final. It’s something I can’t wait to do.

“The whole Tiwi Islands, I’m sure, would go off.”

THE MOMENT RIOLI KNEW HE WAS RIGHT

Lauren Wood


RICHMOND premiership forward Daniel Rioli has revealed he feared his badly broken foot might have stopped him from playing this season.

Rioli, 21, broke his foot in last year’s Grand Final victory over Adelaide and had to be carried around the boundary line amid the team’s celebrations.

He had surgery to insert plates and screws soon after and said as the timeline of his recovery and the season rolled on, he worried that he would not feature in Richmond’s premiership defence.

“I remember speaking to the physios to see where I was at (after the surgery) and how long it would be until I’d be out playing again,” Rioli told the Sunday Herald Sun.

“They didn’t give me a proper time frame. I really wanted to know when I would be back.

“I was hoping early — maybe Round 1 or Round 2 — but that wasn’t going to happen. I was way off. Then the rounds went on and suddenly it was Round 13.

“I didn’t think, to be honest, that I would make it back this year.”

The playmaker said that once he started running after more surgery to remove the metal supports, he thought “we’re getting somewhere”.

But it still took weeks and he did not feature until Richmond’s Round 13 win over Geelong at the MCG on June 17.

He said his nerves were rampant as he prepared to return and that he battled to find confidence in his foot until one crucial play in that game.

“I taped my foot up and was a bit cautious that game,” he said.

“The doctors and physios told me not to worry about anything. I felt fine, but it was just a confidence thing. You don’t want that happening again.

“Now, I feel so confident going out and playing. I can turn, chase.

“There was a play against Geelong on the wing where I ended up running 50 or 60 metres, so just to run at full pelt and then I ended up tackling Mitch Duncan … that tested my foot a bit.

“I ended up kicking the goal and I thought, ‘Here we go, there’s nothing wrong with my foot now’. My foot is normal now and nothing’s wrong with it.”

There is one crucial reminder of his first major injury — and it is one that Rioli said he welcomed.

“I’ve still got that big scar from the surgery and it’s a nice reminder,” he said.

“I always look at it and think that it was Grand Final day that it happened and it’s pretty special.

“I don’t look to it as a negative thing. I’m back and happy and playing good footy now.”

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/daniel-rioli-opens-up-about-his-family-culture-moving-out-of-damien-hardwicks-house-and-his-connection-with-willie-rioli/news-story/e2608f615727217b90308b42e2087d1f
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 02, 2018, 07:26:51 PM
Mark Robinson names his eight players who will decide their club’s premiership fates

MARK ROBINSON,
Chief Football Writer,
Herald Sun
September 2, 2018 4:00pm


FOOTBALL in 2018 is all about structures, systems and defence, but there remains a place for heroes, old and young.

These are eight players who will have the eyes of the football world on them this September.

Will they stand up or will they falter?

DANIEL RIOLI (Richmond)

THERE have been Maurice and Cyril - and Michael Long in the extended family - who are all Norm Smith Medallists, so the September gene can’t be understated in the Rioli family.

It is a measure of the Riolis as big-game performers and football is the beneficiary. What is it about them as footballers?

Clearly, they see and seize the moment and instinct to compete overwhelms any fear of failure. Daniel’s major footprint in finals came in last year’s preliminary final.

He had 14 disposals, kicked four goals and launched from the shadows to lay six tackles against Greater Western Sydney.

In the Grand Final the following week he laid another five tackles in the forward 50m and in the final quarter busted his foot, which led to him not playing until Round 13.

It’s been a slow burn - just 10 goals from 10 games and 48 tackles - but the tackle in the final 20 seconds on Essendon’s Adam Saad in Round 22 was symbolic of what Rioli and Richmond base their game around.

Others will be required to play top-level football, led by Dustin Martin, Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt, Trent Cotchin, Kane Lambert, Shane Edwards and Toby Nankervis, and the Richmond method stands above absolutely everyone, and that’s where Rioli is a key with forward-half pressure and creating turnovers.

If Rioli’s instincts are aroused, his 12 touches and six tackles could be as important as Martin’s 30 touches.

At 21, he’s the last of the Riolis in the current environment but that will soon change when the Tigers take Maurice Jr with a father-son selection at the end of the 2020 season.

Finals stat: three matches, average 11 disposals, 1.3 goals

Funky stat: Averaged 37 forward half pressure points in last year’s finals series – ranked No.1

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/expert-opinion/mark-robinson/mark-robinson-names-his-eight-players-to-decide-their-clubs-premiership-fates/news-story/8b3fa5f20a4e644a9faba3353082eb9d?nk=903908f839bb1e0ea2c75ce03fc96585-1535879459
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on September 06, 2018, 08:39:34 PM
Rioli's goal all class too  :clapping.

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/AFL/status/1037642418995257344
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 12, 2018, 02:36:57 PM
“He’s just built his year beautifully,” Richardson said.

“Watching that game the other night (v Hawthorn), particularly in that third quarter when we just had repeat entries and pressure, the way that Daniel plays, it really suits finals football . . . it’s just tailor-made for him.

“The higher the intensity in the game, the better he is.

“The (team’s) game plan suits his strengths, the intensity of finals suits him, and he just seems to be able to go up a notch in big games.”   

Full article: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-09-12/rioli-shines-on-september-stage
Title: Daniel Rioli has jarred his finger; sent for scans (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on September 14, 2018, 01:21:34 PM
EXCLUSIVE: Tigers small forward sent for scans

Adrian Johnson
afl.com.au
Sep 14, 2018 1:00PM


PREMIERSHIP forward Daniel Rioli has hurt in his finger in a training session at Punt Road.

The 21-year-old appeared at scans shortly after the session and told AFL.com.au he'd jarred his figure during the two-hour hit-out which included match simulation.

Rioli downplayed the severity of the injury.

"I'm just getting a little check-up, nothing too important, but I'll be right for next week," Rioli said.

"It's just a sore finger, mate.

"(It happened) at training today, it is just a jarring."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-09-14/another-tiger-scare-small-forward-gets-scans
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli has jarred his finger; sent for scans (afl site)
Post by: lamington on September 14, 2018, 01:34:32 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli has jarred his finger; sent for scans (afl site)
Post by: Jackstar is back!!! on September 14, 2018, 01:49:29 PM
Dusty and Broad injured as well
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli has jarred his finger; sent for scans (afl site)
Post by: Lozza on September 14, 2018, 02:52:36 PM
Dusty and Broad injured as well
Certainly a good simulation,  maybe a bit too good.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli has jarred his finger; sent for scans (afl site)
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on September 14, 2018, 03:11:19 PM
Season over  :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli has jarred his finger; sent for scans (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on September 14, 2018, 05:05:30 PM
Rioli, though, jarred his finger during the simulation session and was sent for scans.

Balme said there was nothing to worry about for the dynamic goal-kicking forward.

"He is good. Not a problem," he said.

Source: The Age (https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/all-good-martin-has-a-corky-but-tigers-insist-he-will-play-20180914-p503tv.html)
Title: Daniel Rioli on SEN / Injured finger is fine and he'll play Friday night
Post by: one-eyed on September 19, 2018, 06:15:01 PM
KB and the Doc - Daniel Rioli on SEN:

AUDIO: https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode/?id=277102




Rioli said his finger is fine. He had scans and it only showed a bit of ligament damage so it was good news.

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on November 03, 2018, 05:16:01 AM
Dan's younger brother:

17rioli
Congrats on your senior debut little bro @b.rioli I’m super proud! Beat me at only 16 to debut Wow!! The luck didn’t go your way but it’s part of life and you’ll get better and better! Once again congratulations budda ❤️ can’t wait to see you play with uncle @benriolibenrioli @srio10 and @sabboz2 down the track.
(https://scontent-syd2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/df9acd94a382aea075b5773daaafd9e5/5C7CDADC/t51.2885-15/e35/43984771_1098263027022289_901378572966294643_n.jpg)
https://www.instagram.com/17rioli/?hl=en


At 16 he's small but he can certainly fly:

VIDEO: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpb7CUeBpfs/
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on November 03, 2018, 01:30:11 PM
Too bad there's no brother rule....Bumblers will most likely take him through their academy.... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on November 04, 2018, 12:50:19 AM
Dio do we have an academy? Seems like quite a few clubs have one
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on November 04, 2018, 03:37:10 AM
Yes every club has them now:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoning_(Australian_rules_football)#Next_Generation_Academies

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on November 05, 2018, 08:55:59 PM
The AFL power couple everyone’s talking about

Kim Wilson,
Herald Sun
5 Nov 2018


TWO of the biggest names of the AFL — Rioli and Fevola — have joined forces, but not in the way you would expect.

Richmond rising star Daniel Rioli — nephew of greats Maurice and Dean, and cousin to Cyril and Willie Rioli as well as legend Michael Long — and Mia Fevola, daughter of Coleman medallist Brendan, have fallen in love and have been dating for eight months.

Their connection was almost instant after meeting through a mutual friend and they have grown close quickly.

They now live together with the rest of the Fevola family — Brendan, mum Alex and sisters Leni and Lulu.

“We’ve clicked so much, we understand each other,” Mia, 18, says.

Daniel, 21, adds, “I just love how we have fun and be ourselves around each other. She’s already figured me out, she’s taught me a few things. I’m lucky to have her.”

While many AFL couples enjoy attending A-list events, the couple have remained low-key and are content spending quiet time together.

“We’re not really going out kind of people, we don’t really drink or anything. We like brunching and that kind of thing,” Mia says.

“It’s hard when you’re out because people are always watching, especially with you (Daniel) everyone is watching when we walk through shopping centres.

“It’s hard because you have to act mature and not do anything silly, but when we’re together we obviously have a lot more fun and can be ourselves.”

The pair, who have a relaxed and easy rapport, are looking forward to stepping out together when Mia takes on the role as Chadstone fashion ambassador at Polo in the City in Albert Park in December and Twilight Beach Polo in St Kilda in February.

“I’m really excited because I’ve never done anything like that before,” Mia says.

“I’m excited to see the fashion — it’s very different to racing, it’s more my style.

“Polo is more up my alley. I’m not really a stiletto type of girl, I’m more about comfort and practicality.”

Daniel is excited to be heading out with Mia to a fun Melbourne event.

“I’m pretty casual but I don’t mind dressing up. To do something different, to go to an event like this will be fun,” he says.

“I’m looking forward to it. I’m pretty low-key, I don’t really like to go out and show myself to people. I think this will give me confidence to do more.”

Daniel, who lived with Tigers coach Damian Hardwick’s family for three years until earlier this year, says living under the same roof as Carlton and Brisbane champion Brendan has been fantastic for him as a player and a person.

“He’s been a great help to me, to just be confident, and now I’m confident in being myself,” Daniel says.

“Even in the finals series, he would tell me little jokes about how he went about his footy. He was a very special player back then, so why not learn from him?

“It’s amazing going from living with the coach to moving in with a player who almost kicked 100 goals in a season and he was one of the best players in the competition. To be under his roof is pretty special and I do pinch myself.

“My mum rang me up saying, ‘I want to meet him’ because she loved him as well.

“To be involved with his family is amazing and I’m enjoying my time.”

Mia says the pair have busy lives. She is studying marketing at RMIT full-time, as well as being a brand ambassador and working as a make-up artist for mum Alex’s Runway Room business.

“I didn’t ever think that this young I would be living with my boyfriend and that quickly,” she says.

“A lot of my friends say, ‘Do you get sick of each other?’, but we have our own space, we’re so used to it now.”

Daniel enjoys not only getting footy advice from Brendan, but says he makes a mean roast.

“Brendan is a good cook. He loves cooking. I’d give him a 10, he’s pretty special,” he says.

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for either Mia or Daniel, with both enduring challenges in their teenage years.

Brendan, Mia’s stepfather, had a well-documented and public fall from grace at the end of his AFL career, openly admitting to drinking and gambling problems. He spent almost three years separated from Alex.

But, in what has become a fairytale turnaround, Brendan has found redemption publicly and in his private life.

His appearance and ultimate victory on reality show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! in 2016 changed the public perception of him and showed his deep love for his family and gratitude for being given a second chance.

It led to him reuniting with Alex, with whom he is expecting a baby girl in a month, and a gig on top-rating Fox FM breakfast radio show Fifi, Fev & Byron with Fifi Box and Byron Cooke.

“It was hard in a way, people saying things, but my family has always been close, even in the hard times,” Mia says.

“We’ve always been a strong family. Even when my parents had split up, all of us we were close with each of them.

“Mum met Dad when I was three. All I can remember is him being my dad. He’s been amazing, he’s the only dad I consider my dad. He has done everything for me, he still would do anything. He’s a really good dad to all of us.

“He has changed, he really appreciates the smaller things now. He’s at a place where he put all that behind him and he’s settled down.

“He’s so over the moon about having the baby, he’s already saying we’re going to have another one and have a boy,” she jokes.

Mia is incredibly close to Alex and has much admiration for the way her mother has built her business and raised the family.

“She is definitely a role model in my life,” she says.

“I always look up to her with everything and she helps me with everything.

“If I’m stressed about anything, she always brings me back down. She definitely plays a big part in my life.”

Daniel’s teenage years were unlike most, moving from his home in the Tiwi Islands at the age of 14 to Ballarat, where he earned a football scholarship at St Patrick’s College.

“I had no idea where Ballarat was at the start,” he says.

“I remember catching the shuttle bus and I had a singlet, shorts and thongs on and freezing. I got to Ballarat and it was minus two and I thought, ‘What am I doing here?’

“Moving from a small community, where it’s nice and warm and everyone knows each other, to going to Ballarat, where it was cold and not knowing many people, it was tough at the time.

“But luckily enough I got a footy scholarship to go there. That’s where I made my close mates from my footy.”

Daniel took inspiration from his trailblazing uncles and cousins, and the advice of his mum, and made the most of the experience.

“Mum and Dad told me to just go because Cyril went to Scotch (College) by himself,” he says. “Mum was like, ‘If you want to play AFL, you need to get away from home and try and follow in Cyril’s footsteps and hopefully pursue your dream’.”

Daniel says his first year after being drafted to Richmond in 2016 was hard as the team struggled to find form.

“There’s thoughts in your head like, ‘Did I live up to the name?’ And then my second year came along and we did OK and went on to win the premiership,” he says.

“You get fans and close friends saying, ‘You played like your uncle, you’ve got a similar style’, and that kind of gets you a little bit motivated and excited.

“But before everything started, I always said to myself, ‘That’s the way they play, they all had their own style’ and I said that I’m just going to play my own brand of footy.”

Daniel has headed home to the Tiwi Islands to spend time with his family during the off-season and then will take Mia back to Darwin in January to meet them all.

“I’ve never been, it looks beautiful,” Mia says.

“Some of his family came down for the finals period and I saw them at games, but I’m looking forward to seeing Daniel’s home and meeting more of his family.”

Daniel relishes his visits home, where he is “just Daniel” and can soak up the sun, fish and enjoy relaxing time with extended family.

“Being an AFL player here, everyone swarms you and wants a photo, but back home it’s completely different — everyone knows me as Daniel, not the footy player,” he says.

“It’s so low-key, everyone is so close and they don’t treat me like a footy player. I get home and I’m just Daniel.

“I don’t stress at all when I get home, it’s pretty chill. That’s what I’m looking forward to, doing a lot of fishing and chasing the sun.”

Keeping a low profile has been hard after the Tigers’ incredible 2017 Grand Final victory, but also because his name now pops up on radio and on Brendan’s entertaining Instagram feed on a regular basis.

“He can be a bit embarrassing sometimes, especially on Instagram with all the videos and things,” Mia says of her dad.

“I think Mum gets it the worst when she’s in her pyjamas and pregnant — she’s so embarrassed — but he never really does anything like that to us. He’s pretty respectful of our privacy.”

Daniel says, “I’ve heard a few things, I’m up pretty early going to training. I’m fine with that getting a mention, but it’s pretty funny at times because I’d rock up to the club and a few of the players would say, ‘Did you hear the radio today?’

“It’s just the way he is, that’s his personality, I have so much respect for him.”

The Fevolas are excitedly awaiting the arrival of the fourth girl into the family and Mia is looking forward to meeting her baby sister.

“I keep saying to Mum, ‘You’re going to have a baby, and if I’m babysitting down the street, people are going to think that’s my baby’,” she says.

“It’s pretty amazing the way things have turned around. That has overpowered everything. You just need each other and that is how we have gotten through it all.”

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/fevola-and-rioli-make-a-dream-team-as-next-afl-it-couple/news-story/3482130a71301314dedbc52fa7da9a2d
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on November 07, 2018, 03:56:30 AM
One of football’s most famous families has produced another gem.

Exciting teenager Brayden Rioli, the younger brother of Richmond premiership star Daniel, is making a name for himself in the Northern Territory.

In just his second senior NTFL outing, the 16-year-old booted three goals to help St Mary’s to a 23-point win over Waratah at Gardens Oval on Saturday.

He was awarded the round five NT News Rising Star nomination for his efforts.

“He played forward for most of the game, though he spent a little bit of time in the back pocket when one of our boys was getting a bit of treatment,’’ Saints coach and ex-Hawthorn/Port Adelaide ruckman Brent Renouf told NT News.

“He was pretty important for us up forward where he kicked three goals despite having a bit of a crook leg towards the end of the game, even then he still managed to kick a goal in that time.”

Brayden, a spring-heeled forward with pace to burn, threatening to take the mark of the year two games in a row when he rode on the shoulders of his opponent.

https://thewest.com.au/sport/afl/brayden-rioli-younger-brother-of-richmonds-daniel-rioli-earns-northern-territory-football-league-rising-star-nomination-ng-b881013731z
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on January 03, 2019, 10:54:25 PM
AFL 2019: Every club's best internal recruit

Niall Seewang, Jake Michaels and Matt Walsh
EPSN
3 January 2019


The trade and draft period delivers hope for all fans as new faces arrive to deliver excitement and expectation ahead of the following season.

However, it's not just the newbies who have the ability to push your club up the ladder - there are always existing squad members who are just as impactful as the new faces who arrive over the off-season.

Whether it be through form or fitness struggles, we've picked one player from every club who battled in 2018 but could make a huge impact in 2019.

Without further ado, it's your AFL club's best internal recruit...

Richmond

Daniel Rioli.


Tigers fans might still be seething from a shock preliminary final loss to Collingwood, but one thing that's sure to put a smile on their faces is the prospect of Rioli playing a full season. The 21-year-old was able to have a significant impact in 2018 even though he only featured in 12 of a possible 24 games.

With his ability to hit the scoreboard and apply ferocious pressure, Rioli is the type of player that can make any forward line stronger. If you have any doubts, just watch how he dismantled Hawthorn in 2018's qualifying final with three goals and 12 contested possessions.

Playing alongside Coleman Medallist Jack Riewoldt and new recruit Tom Lynch, Rioli is set to thrive and if he can stay fit, it could spell danger for the rest of the competition as Richmond searches for a second premiership in three years.

http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/25550644/afl-espn-every-club-best-internal-recruit-2019
Title: Rioli ready to find his voice (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on May 04, 2019, 12:50:01 PM
Rioli ready to find his voice

Lauren Wood,
Herald Sun
May 4, 2019


It’s virtually uncharted territory for the Tigers, but Daniel Rioli is welcoming the challenge.

Richmond is about to embark on its longest period without spearhead Jack Riewoldt up forward in more than a decade, with the star vice-captain sidelined with a PCL injury for up to two months.

The three-time Coleman medallist — including last year’s gong as the competition’s leading goalkicker — has booted Richmond’s top tally for nine consecutive seasons.

But Rioli has declared its time for another to step up and take the reins in his teammate’s absence.

“It gives opportunity for someone to be a superstar down there,” Rioli said.

“Even for younger players coming through. Even though Stacky (Sydney Stack) doesn’t play up forward, he gets an opportunity to come in there for Alex Rance and has kicked one … the younger players are really stepping up.

“Jack is still a big help up forward — he’ll be in the rooms and giving out messages and helping the young boys that are trying to step up and play their game.

“Even though he’s out, he’s still the voice around the club.”

When it comes to voice, Rioli is looking to boost his own, revealing his own leadership aspirations.

Now in his fourth season at Punt Road — 61 games down and already looking to surpass the 118-game tally of fellow No. 17 in club legend great-uncle Maurice Rioli, who he calls his grandfather — the young gun is relishing the opportunity to become more of a leader among the fleet of speedy forwards.

“I’ve been in the system now four years, so now that we’re having younger players come in and get a game, you want to step up and be that voice and be that leader,” he said.

“Hopefully down the track it helps me get a leadership role or something. If I can be that voice and help everyone around me, it helps everyone. I’ll try and be that leader — it’s something I definitely want to improve in my game … be a bit louder on the field and show the ropes to the younger boys.”

It’s occasionally meant being a calming influence for Rioli, who admitted it has been one of the busiest years of his life after designing the club’s Dreamtime guernsey with his parents along with planning to move out of the Fevola family home, where he has stayed in recent months with girlfriend Mia — daughter of former AFL goalkicker Brendan.

One who needed it was new teammate Sydney Stack — who, like Rioli, has stayed with coach Damien Hardwick and family — who the 22-year-old said hadn’t looked back ahead of his fifth game on Saturday night.

“I remember telling Stacky in his first game against GWS — he was really nervous. We went shopping and he was so nervous that he could barely talk,” he said.

“I just told him, as soon as we got in the rooms, ‘play like you always do best. You played against men back home — just go out there and if you’re aggressive, be aggressive’.

“If you’re a young player, you don’t have to be quiet. Be yourself. And then he just came out firing. He’s an incredible player.”

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/daniel-rioli-reveals-his-leadership-aspirations-and-how-the-tigers-will-cover-jack-riewoldt/news-story/3877349834c589f082143104a15842cb
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on May 04, 2019, 10:24:12 PM
Given how restricted Rioli was tonight with that corked hip (?), I'm guessing he won't be playing next week especially with us flying over to Perth.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on May 04, 2019, 10:28:46 PM
Will make some on here happy
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on July 21, 2019, 09:58:18 AM
I thought Rioli was better yesterday.

He was definitely BOG if we were playing volleyball- he loves to do the mid air spike.  :lol

His best game for a while IMO.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Buddysucks on July 21, 2019, 10:11:50 AM
Don’t know how to describe what’s happened to his game. Looks very timid, with his attack on the ball and the player. Like he is injured and us avoiding pain.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tiger Khosh on July 21, 2019, 01:27:17 PM
Was better. Good delivery inside 50. Hopefully building.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on July 21, 2019, 01:30:45 PM
Gone off since he shacked up w Fev and his daughter IMO. Maybe he's just a young distracted kid haha
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on July 21, 2019, 03:11:46 PM
Gone off since he shacked up w Fev and his daughter IMO. Maybe he's just a young distracted kid haha

Haha this is what I was thinking, we could be wrong but its the only thing that makes sense aside from injury
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Damo on July 21, 2019, 10:56:38 PM
He got smashed and copped corkies about 3-4 weeks in a row early in the year and had to be rested

Hasn’t been the same since
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on July 21, 2019, 11:33:12 PM
Looked like he turned the corner yesterday..... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on July 22, 2019, 01:15:10 AM
Thought he was still pretty ordinary tbh.... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on July 22, 2019, 07:00:50 AM
Thought he was still pretty ordinary tbh.... :shh
I said turned the corner, not coming down home straight in the lead.....  :shh
Title: Daniel Rioli needs to "lift his game": Wallace (SEN)
Post by: one-eyed on August 15, 2019, 10:30:37 PM
The Tiger who needs to "lift his game"

By SEN
15 Aug 2019


Terry Wallace says Richmond small forward Daniel Rioli needs to raise his game.

Rioli has only kicked 13 goals in 17 games for the Tigers in 2019 and could be under pressure in the lead up to finals.

“I think there’s three or four players (at Richmond) who are around the edges at the moment,” Wallace said on SEN's The Match Committee.

“I’ll tell you who wants to lift his game. Daniel Rioli wants to lift his game.

“He’s not playing good footy at all at this stage.

“I think most Richmond supporters would say that he’s not playing at the levels he has.”

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2019/08/15/the-tiger-who-needs-to-lift-his-game/
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on August 16, 2019, 09:05:49 AM
Agree but he’s not alone.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on August 16, 2019, 12:00:30 PM
If we are all honest, he has barely played a good game since 2017.

To me he seems a little disinterested... or maybe that’s just his laidback nature but it doesn’t look great IMO.

He needs a big game to get some confidence.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on August 16, 2019, 12:28:33 PM
Considering he had a very severe foot fracture sustained in the final moments of the 2017 GF, it’s amazing he actually played at all last year. I agree he hasn’t starred this year but I go just about every week to the footy and I have watched him closely. His finishing is what hasn’t been at the standards we expect from him but he still is the guy chasing and harassing the opposition backs more than anyone else. That might not come up on the tackle numbers but his pressure point numbers would be near the top. That’s his role and he has performed it at a level that has kept him in the team. When it has dropped off a little, he has been dropped to the seconds.

Still is an important part of our best 22. I hope he can finish his work a bit better now we are at the pointy end of the season. That would make us even harder to beat.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on August 16, 2019, 10:42:00 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/TtVMPg9/DA3-C3-FFC-4-A1-F-4676-9-BD7-41797-A98-B73-F.jpg)

Maybe he’s just distracted with some high maintenance.   :shh
.......Not to judge a book by its cover though.  :rollin
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on August 18, 2019, 08:21:48 PM
Needs a rest. Was deplorable today. Nearly cost us the game.

What’s the opposite of X factor?

...that was Rioli today.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Rampsation on August 18, 2019, 08:24:53 PM
Become half the player he was. Its disappointing. He is going to waste his career the way he is going.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Buddysucks on August 18, 2019, 08:50:32 PM
Does this kid want to be an AFL footballer? Can’t play midfield, can’t kick goals... Richard Tambling MKII?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Assange Tiger on August 18, 2019, 08:51:24 PM
Does this kid want to be an AFL footballer? Can’t play midfield, can’t kick goals... Richard Tambling MKII?

Is he.......A TIGER IMPOSTER?  :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on August 18, 2019, 08:56:21 PM
Contesting hard but not getting reward for effort at the moment. Was solid today nevertheless.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Buddysucks on August 18, 2019, 08:58:39 PM
Sorry Mr Ellis I really struck a nerve with you didn’t I lol. If it makes you happy I’ll say Brando is the best and most fearsome Tiger of them all.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Assange Tiger on August 18, 2019, 09:05:07 PM
Sorry Mr Ellis I really struck a nerve with you didn’t I lol. If it makes you happy I’ll say Brando is the best and most fearsome Tiger of them all.

A.....TIGER IMPOSTER  :lol :lol

What a terrible username
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on August 18, 2019, 09:29:10 PM
Contesting hard but not getting reward for effort at the moment. Was solid today nevertheless.

Personally my biggest gripe with him is that I don't see the effort at all. Not going hard enough.

I've seen enough. Drop him and put Bakes back forward. Cotchin could try playing back flank maybe, could be a useful change of role at this stage of his career.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on August 18, 2019, 09:37:11 PM
Geeze he did his job today, he din't light up the highlight reel but damn u guys turn hard on players
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: lamington on August 18, 2019, 10:54:57 PM
I didn’t think he was that bad. Had some essential ground ball gets and was part of some important scoring chains. It was by no means his prelim 2017 vs gws output but thought was serviceable
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on August 18, 2019, 11:59:06 PM
Still chases and harasses like a blue arsed fly but he needs to strt hitting the scoreboard regai his composure with the ball....been fumbly and indecisive all year....a bit like having two Castagnas in the side atm.. :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on August 19, 2019, 08:17:45 AM
Castagna's attack on the ball is manic. If he'd kicked the second goal I would call his a solid game. Rioli has dropped off a cliff!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on August 19, 2019, 08:46:30 AM
He is a concern Dan. Hard to judge on numbers but that tackle count of his doesn't read well either

Does anyone know how many score involvements he had yesterday?

The only replacement I see for him is Towner
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on August 19, 2019, 08:58:45 AM
He was alright. He's definitely trying & mostly the effort is there with some good team oriented footy but is 25% off where he needs to be.
Currently on the fringe of the best 22 IMO. Might find himself out of the team next week with Cotchin returning.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on August 19, 2019, 02:28:44 PM
2 goals in the last 6 weeks.

He would want to play well next week.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on August 19, 2019, 02:34:07 PM
2 goals in the last 6 weeks.

He would want to play well next week.

And a combined 3 tackles I think. Wtf
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on August 19, 2019, 04:12:40 PM
2 goals in the last 6 weeks.

He would want to play well next week.

And a combined 3 tackles I think. Wtf
They actually look at pressure acts more than just tackles and he scores well there.....  :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on August 19, 2019, 06:15:26 PM
2 goals in the last 6 weeks.

He would want to play well next week.

And a combined 3 tackles I think. Wtf
They actually look at pressure acts more than just tackles and he scores well there.....  :shh
I’m sure if “they” look hard enough they could find a stat that could win him the Brownlow.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on August 19, 2019, 08:04:54 PM
2 goals in the last 6 weeks.

He would want to play well next week.

And a combined 3 tackles I think. Wtf
They actually look at pressure acts more than just tackles and he scores well there.....  :shh
I’m sure if “they” look hard enough they could find a stat that could win him the Brownlow.

Most famous name?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 09, 2019, 04:27:17 AM
Richmond flew back into Melbourne on Sunday with a 13-day break ahead that will allow Daniel Rioli and Nathan Broad to overcome minor injuries.

Both rolled ankles during the 47-point qualifying final rout of Brisbane, but football boss Neil Balme said they were in no doubt for Friday week’s preliminary final.

Rioli had surgery on his left ankle after injuring it during the 2017 Grand Final but Balme said Saturday night’s issue was a simple ankle roll, with the goalsneak returning to the field.

Source: Herald-Sun (https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/richmond-perfectly-primed-for-preliminary-final-with-sydney-stack-pushing-for-selection/news-story/4224630833412088757e7c755e999c22).
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on September 09, 2019, 10:15:09 AM
Glad it's minor.

Gee he was electric when we needed him wasn't he? Lifted for finals as usual haha
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 13, 2019, 04:45:59 PM
Rioli has moved to Ralph Carr's management team joining Dusty and Bolton.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on September 13, 2019, 04:59:02 PM
 :facepalm
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on September 14, 2019, 12:22:34 AM
To be fair, they've all stayed. He might be a jerk but I'm convinced he has player's best interests at heart somewhat
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 14, 2019, 02:01:10 AM
MAN BEHIND THE DEALS

Ralph Carr is keen to build a boutique stadium of 10-20 players after adding Daniel Rioli to his stable of Tigers that sits at Dustin Martin, Mabior Chol and Shai Bolton.

He said this morning after Rioli moved to his stable he was adamant keeping a smaller stable allowed him to help the players build their off-field brand in a way the massive players agents could not.

He secured a seven-year deal over $8 million for Martin when others urged the Tigers star to sign on early for less, and hired the personal trainer that got Shai Bolton fit back in Perth over summer.

Bolton just signed on with a new two-year deal despite interest from West Coast that to be honest was never likely to see him move.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/moneyball-trade-column-jeremy-cameron-to-essendon-and-the-maths-that-could-secure-tim-kelly/news-story/5e25a8499a624514d38bf3320b0f1e01
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: wayne on September 14, 2019, 06:08:09 AM
Maybe Carr isn't such a bad thing?

If he wants the player to maximise off field earnings, they would be better off at the biggest club in the comp.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: taztiger4 on September 14, 2019, 08:55:31 AM
Rioli has moved to Ralph Carr's management team joining Dusty and Bolton.

And Marbs, excellent news
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: camboon on September 14, 2019, 10:18:31 AM
End of the day , no player in his group has left Richmond and he has got fair deals for them , I think he is pretty reasonable these day.

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 21, 2019, 05:40:27 AM
Daniel Rioli – 4

A quiet game for the small forward, with nine disposals and didn't hit the scoreboard. Only had the two kicks and two tackles. Didn't provide enough forward pressure.

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-09-20/every-tiger-rated-from-the-preliminary-final
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: georgies31 on September 21, 2019, 07:59:01 AM
Needs to lift and we need him to.To much talent.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Rampsation on September 21, 2019, 08:37:06 AM
Needs a big Grand Final.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on September 21, 2019, 09:19:49 AM
 Woeful last night

He won't be dropped but should be

Can't believed he was given a 4, reckon it shpuld be 1, he was terrible
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on September 21, 2019, 12:46:43 PM
I reckon he is only getting a game because of his surname. Been ordinary for a while has Daniel.
He was very good last week... very good.

The beauty of our side and our smalls especially, is they are going to have quiet games but then the others cover for it.

I think we all forgot that the small forward roll is probably the hardest position to play.

Daniel has enough runs on the board to be excused for a quiet game and I bet he will make up for it next week in the GF.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on September 21, 2019, 01:23:45 PM
He was playing well when we got the early jump after Ablett's opener but then fell away...however unlike others, even when he has a poor game, his defensive pressure rarely drops off..... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Rampsation on September 21, 2019, 02:17:51 PM
I expect more from him. I want to see him hit the scoeboard more often. He doesnt kick enough goals over the course of the season. Mind you if he kicks 4 next week Ill take it all back.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: georgies31 on September 21, 2019, 02:22:45 PM
Maybe we should move him around the ground at times to get him more involved.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 29, 2019, 07:15:13 AM
Daniel Rioli – 7

Stats tell only half the story for Rioli who was fantastic in the forward half of the ground. His goal on the stroke of quarter-time gave the Tigers the lead and they never looked back. Matched Caddy's 25 pressure acts and his clever bounced handball to Martin for a goal in the third and contest in the goalsquare for Riewoldt's fourth typified his selfless approach. Had eight scoring involvements from his 12 disposals.

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-09-28/player-ratings-richmond

DANIEL RIOLI 7

Put up the “44” for cousin Willie Rioli when he nailed a 50m goal on the quarter-time siren that deflated GWS. September is sweeter with a Rioli rolling around.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/afl-grand-final-player-ratings-dustin-martin-and-bachar-houli-shine-toby-green-phil-davis-flop/news-story/3b13f40fe020027c0e71ae275f356ff2
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: georgies31 on September 29, 2019, 07:57:10 AM
Rioli 's a made for finals he was awsome.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Rampsation on September 29, 2019, 11:46:25 AM
Terrific yesterday. Kicked a big goal just in quarter time. Played a really good team game. 7.5/10

Just a good finals performer.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on September 29, 2019, 12:13:47 PM
-He is a good player, rises when needed, brave, and stood up when it counted.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on September 30, 2019, 10:07:30 AM
I'd still prefer it if he shaved his head and played like that most weeks. If he was as motivated as Castagna he'd be the best in the business.

If Castagna had as much natural talent as Rioli he'd also be the best in the business...
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on January 26, 2020, 03:50:46 PM
Richmond's 5th best forward: Daniel Rioli

He is a vital member of the two-time premiership winning forward line. May not amass a big disposal rate but his high pressure game and ability to kick crunch goals is important. The onus is on Rioli to improve his overall numbers in 2020, but he has a major impact away from the stat sheet.

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01/24/who-are-you-clubs-six-most-dangerous-forwards/
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: the claw on January 28, 2020, 04:20:46 PM
Richmond's 5th best forward: Daniel Rioli

He is a vital member of the two-time premiership winning forward line. May not amass a big disposal rate but his high pressure game and ability to kick crunch goals is important. The onus is on Rioli to improve his overall numbers in 2020, but he has a major impact away from the stat sheet.

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01/24/who-are-you-clubs-six-most-dangerous-forwards/
Number 5 of 6 fwds. Not that important a player.
Reckon hes been average at best and the much over hyped  pressure acts  stat saves his arse. ATM imo he is quite literally your proverbial glass half full.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Rampsation on January 28, 2020, 04:23:19 PM
2 time Richmond Premiership Player.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: lamington on January 28, 2020, 10:45:38 PM
Tore GWS a new hole in 2017. I still suspect his ankle hampered him last season. Will be a jet this year.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on January 29, 2020, 01:04:17 AM
Richmond's 5th best forward: Daniel Rioli

He is a vital member of the two-time premiership winning forward line. May not amass a big disposal rate but his high pressure game and ability to kick crunch goals is important. The onus is on Rioli to improve his overall numbers in 2020, but he has a major impact away from the stat sheet.

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/01/24/who-are-you-clubs-six-most-dangerous-forwards/
Number 5 of 6 fwds. Not that important a player.
Reckon hes been average at best and the much over hyped  pressure acts  stat saves his arse. ATM imo he is quite literally your proverbial glass half full.

Agreed. Not sure if it's the foot or he's distracted by off-field stuff, but I've been saying this for 12-18 months.

Moments of magic, elsewise he's not as good as Castagna for me, who despite a serious lack of high end ability is streets ahead on effort currently.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on January 29, 2020, 02:26:52 PM
Brendan Fevola’s daughter, Mia has sparked split rumours with her AFL star boyfriend, Daniel Rioli.

The 20-year-old has is thought to have been dating the 22-year-old Richmond Tigers player for two years. However, earlier this week, the budding model removed a mention of Riolo from her Instagram bio and the pair haven’t posted about each other in several weeks.

https://www.who.com.au/mia-fevola-and-daniel-rioli-spark-split-rumours

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tiger Tragic on January 29, 2020, 02:57:59 PM
Brendan Fevola’s daughter, Mia has sparked split rumours with her AFL star boyfriend, Daniel Rioli.

The 20-year-old has is thought to have been dating the 22-year-old Richmond Tigers player for two years. However, earlier this week, the budding model removed a mention of Riolo from her Instagram bio and the pair haven’t posted about each other in several weeks.

https://www.who.com.au/mia-fevola-and-daniel-rioli-spark-split-rumours

Has to be the first time ever that Who has been quoted on a footy forum!!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: pmac21 on January 29, 2020, 03:43:16 PM
"Family rocked by split". Spare me the headline.  Their 20 & 22.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on January 29, 2020, 05:35:56 PM
Brendan Fevola’s daughter, Mia has sparked split rumours with her AFL star boyfriend, Daniel Rioli.

The 20-year-old has is thought to have been dating the 22-year-old Richmond Tigers player for two years. However, earlier this week, the budding model removed a mention of Riolo from her Instagram bio and the pair haven’t posted about each other in several weeks.

https://www.who.com.au/mia-fevola-and-daniel-rioli-spark-split-rumours

Has to be the first time ever that Who has been quoted on a footy forum!!

At the same time New Idea has them expecting twins... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: lamington on January 29, 2020, 11:07:40 PM
Maybe because Dan is in the qld camp?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on February 04, 2020, 02:31:47 PM
Split confirmed.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/afl-power-couple-daniel-rioli-and-mia-fevola-take-to-instagram-to-announce-shock-split-ng-b881452048z
(https://images.perthnow.com.au/publication/B881452048Z/1580782057354_G3D2K6944.2-1.png?imwidth=668&impolicy=pn_v3)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on February 04, 2020, 09:27:44 PM
Family rocked by split
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: lamington on February 05, 2020, 12:17:50 AM
Oh poo! That’s very sad. I suppose he’s young so time will heal everything. But doesn’t he live at the fevola’s? poo where is he going to stay now?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Rampsation on February 05, 2020, 08:22:09 AM
He can concentrate on footy now
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 05, 2020, 01:24:35 PM
Oh poo! That’s very sad. I suppose he’s young so time will heal everything. But doesn’t he live at the fevola’s? poo where is he going to stay now?

He can move back with the Hardwicks

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Rampsation on February 05, 2020, 01:33:26 PM
and concentrate on getting the footy.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Simonator on February 05, 2020, 07:13:47 PM
WGAF
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: lamington on February 05, 2020, 10:23:33 PM
I like to think of players as actual human beings and not just commodities and robots. Their emotional happiness is not mutually exclusive to their performance. Good example is Rance and that stalker. Like of course I would love for him to kick 4 goals every game but at the same time Rioli is a premiership player and he was part of the chase and harass forward line that has been our signature brand.

I’m sure he’ll get over it and probably find a missus which is super sweet and a good match for him in the future but break ups are always hard and I hope he isn’t too heart broken by this.

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on February 10, 2020, 10:43:41 AM
This is gonna be great for his footy. No disrespect to ms fevola and I may be completely wrong but she looks high maintenance and that may have distracted from his footy.
I’m expecting big things this year as he will have none of the distractions (ie.the next A-list event or photo op he must attend) that he’s had to deal with to maintain a demanding social standard that makes some people feel relevant.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Dont Argue on February 10, 2020, 11:45:01 AM
This is gonna be great for his footy. No disrespect to ms fevola and I may be completely wrong but she looks high maintenance and that may have distracted from his footy.
I’m expecting big things this year as he will have none of the distractions (ie.the next A-list event or photo op he must attend) that he’s had to deal with to maintain a demanding social standard that makes some people feel relevant.

Great conjecture
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Damo on February 10, 2020, 12:21:45 PM
Conjecture is probably the correct term

I was going to roll with “what a load of complete rubbish”
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on March 09, 2020, 04:55:49 AM
RIOLI SHOULD HAVE, AND COULD HAVE

Marsh Series - Giants v Tigers - The Mongrel Punt
HB Meyers
March 8, 2020


This should have been a four or five-goal game from Daniel Rioli, who fluffed a couple of easy chances early in the game, but still did enough around the ground in the first half to have a significant impact on the contest.

I have long thought that Rioli doesn’t do enough in his role across half forward, often going missing as players like Castagna, baker, Lambert and Caddy do the hard yards, but he was wonderful in the first half of this game, and provided both an option inside 50, and also ran hard up and down the wings to provide an option.

I am sure he has had bigger games IN bigger games, but Rioli started to show a maturity in this game, and a bigger tank, working harder both with and without the ball. He finished with 18 touches and two goals, providing an aerial option for the Tigers at points as well.

https://themongrelpunt.com/afl-season-2020/2020/03/08/marsh-series-giants-v-tigers/
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on March 21, 2020, 03:36:56 AM
Tore GWS a new hole in 2017. I still suspect his ankle hampered him last season. Will be a jet this year.
He left two Carlton defenders for dead for that last goal where he sprinted half the length of the ground.

Thought he was pretty good against the Blues and not just for kicking 3 goals.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Simonator on March 21, 2020, 08:56:16 AM
Tore GWS a new hole in 2017. I still suspect his ankle hampered him last season. Will be a jet this year.
He left two Carlton defenders for dead for that last goal where he sprinted half the length of the ground.

Thought he was pretty good against the Blues and not just for kicking 3 goals.

I thought he looked a bit sore after that. Maybe tired from chasing and running all night
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: eliminator on March 26, 2020, 07:14:12 AM
I thought he had a good game. He looked really dangerous and the last goal he kicked was a beauty.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on March 26, 2020, 09:51:19 AM
Looked better than 2018-19. Probably because he's single again.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on April 16, 2020, 01:01:54 PM
Happy 23rd birthday to our dual-premiership Tiger & TikTok star. Your day, Daniel! 🐯🎂 #gotiges  :birthday

Source: RFC twitter.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 02, 2020, 04:36:03 AM
Brendan Fevola's stepdaughter Mia discusses split from Daniel Rioli.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8376061/Brendan-Fevolas-stepdaughter-Mia-19-discusses-split-Richmond-Tigers-star-Daniel-Rioli-22.html
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 21, 2020, 10:36:09 PM
Daniel Rioli is another Tiger struggling in 2020, averaging just eight disposals a game. He kicked three goals in the win over Carlton in round one but has only kicked one goal since.

Source: West Australian (https://thewest.com.au/sport/afl/kane-cornes-questions-if-richmonds-wafl-recruit-marlion-pickett-is-a-one-hit-wonder-after-incredible-grand-final-debut-ng-b881584287z)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on June 22, 2020, 07:41:25 PM
Is he fit enough to get a run on the wing? Looks short on confidence and perhaps buzzing around the ball will get him more involved in the game.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on June 24, 2020, 01:20:56 PM
I'd drop him at this stage
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on July 12, 2020, 06:10:02 PM
He is a shadow of his former self. It seems he’s getting worse as a player and not better.

No tackles in a scrappy crap game is unacceptable in modern footy.

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on July 12, 2020, 06:28:01 PM
Barring injuries he needs to be dropped for longer than just the token week for a change... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on July 12, 2020, 07:53:38 PM
Agreed, he looks completely lost as an AFL footballer atm
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on July 12, 2020, 08:03:31 PM
Running hard and not being rewarded at the moment. It will come ;)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on July 12, 2020, 08:07:28 PM
Running hard?
Zero tackles means exactly the opposite.
I’m not sure what tv your watching but he ain’t working hard enough.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Lozza on July 12, 2020, 10:27:38 PM
Looks completely listless, has lost all touch and is low on confidence. Problem is that we have a system which relies heavily on work rate, essentially the forwards working their butts off in unison to create turnovers, they simply aren't working hard enough or smart enough at the moment to create the turnovers which is putting more pressure on our wingers and midfielders as the ball is rebounding from our forward 50 too easily.

I don't think our fitness base is good enough at the minute to execute our gut running style of play hence we have passengers who are providing the holes for the opposition to run through, Rioli being one of a few offenders.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: lamington on July 12, 2020, 10:34:32 PM
Maybe he’s checked out with the impending arrival of Maurice Rioli Jr?
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on July 12, 2020, 10:55:11 PM
Trade!
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on July 12, 2020, 10:57:13 PM
Yes - then watch MJ nominate Freo... :shh


...also you never trade a Rioli after less than 100 games... :shh :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on July 13, 2020, 07:45:41 AM
Yes - then watch MJ nominate Freo... :shh


...also you never trade a Rioli after less than 100 games... :shh :shh

That’s why they keep playing him  :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 08, 2020, 10:10:26 PM
Thoughts on Rioli's comeback game?

17 disposals (9k, 8h, 8c, 9u, 53%)
4 marks
2 clearances
5 tackles (2 tackles inside 50)
312 metres gained
1 inside 50
1 score involvement
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on August 08, 2020, 10:15:57 PM
His stats make him look like he did ok and probably keeps his spot.

But whilst watching the game the only other two players that frustrated me more were Soldo and Eggs.

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on August 08, 2020, 10:17:20 PM
He looks lost
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: camboon on August 08, 2020, 10:35:35 PM
Not our worst, at least he got involved
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on August 09, 2020, 09:46:42 AM
He played well! How many times did he provide an option on the wing (as per his role) when required? Many...
His gut running was also a feature of his return last night. Some people...geez :banghead
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Willy on August 09, 2020, 09:56:44 AM
He played well! How many times did he provide an option on the wing (as per his role) when required? Many...
His gut running was also a feature of his return last night. Some people...geez :banghead

His kicking was horrendous.

You are setting the bar very low.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on August 09, 2020, 10:17:23 AM
He played well! How many times did he provide an option on the wing (as per his role) when required? Many...
His gut running was also a feature of his return last night. Some people...geez :banghead

Always take great interest on your comments/observations

But even taking on board your comments this time

I was still disappointed. Number of times refused to attack the contest, sorted back waiting for others to go the tackle. Disposal was terrible. There was one momentum killer where he tried to centre the ball into the corridor and under no pressure kicked it straight to the opposition and the got a goal....

He is a miles off the player he was on 2017 and even 2019 land he was great last year)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on August 09, 2020, 11:21:40 AM
He played well! How many times did he provide an option on the wing (as per his role) when required? Many...
His gut running was also a feature of his return last night. Some people...geez :banghead

Always take great interest on your comments/observations

But even taking on board your comments this time

I was still disappointed. Number of times refused to attack the contest, sorted back waiting for others to go the tackle. Disposal was terrible. There was one momentum killer where he tried to centre the ball into the corridor and under no pressure kicked it straight to the opposition and the got a goal....

He is a miles off the player he was on 2017 and even 2019 land he was great last year)


Yes- that kick was terrible and was just after he suffered a big knock...still no excuse. Agree he is not the player he was but, he is showing good signs of improvement. Last night he was a clear link player and he mainly played that role well.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 23, 2020, 01:21:37 PM
Rioli lifts for the occasion

Daniel Rioli was dropped after the Tigers' round eight loss to Greater Western Sydney following a quiet run of form from the dual premiership forward. In his third game back in the side Rioli provided one of the moments of Indigenous Round with his goal in the second term. The classy finish was important for the Tigers who hadn't taken their chances, but it was also kicked in front of the Maurice Rioli Stand, named after Rioli's uncle and former Richmond great. The two-time premiership Tiger finished with 16 disposals in one of his most vibrant performances of the season. 

Source: AFL website (https://www.afl.com.au/news/488723/wayward-tigers-hold-on-in-the-heat-of-dreamtime-in-darwin)

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on August 23, 2020, 02:52:48 PM
Top game by Rioli. Getting his speed back and doesn't stop working :clapping 
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on August 23, 2020, 05:13:47 PM
I liked his game. Got involved a lot more than he has lately and laid a few tackles which is great signs.

Two things that come to mind I didn’t like was the brain fade handpass to Castagna which he should of just spotted himself, the other was the right side boundary kick straight across the face of goal which I think we all thought he would’ve gone the banana from there.
I can only assume that both decisions at goal are all about his lack of confidence at the moment. Let’s hope he gains some confidence from this game and his performances become more consistent leading into finals.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on August 23, 2020, 05:24:16 PM
I liked his game. Got involved a lot more than he has lately and laid a few tackles which is great signs.

Two things that come to mind I didn’t like was the brain fade handpass to Castagna which he should of just spotted himself, the other was the right side boundary kick straight across the face of goal which I think we all thought he would’ve gone the banana from there.
I can only assume that both decisions at goal are all about his lack of confidence at the moment. Let’s hope he gains some confidence from this game and his performances become more consistent leading into finals.  :thumbsup


Took the words right out of my mouth.

Was surprised too, after that thumping goal from about 50m. Figured surely he's on and will have those 2. If he'd kicked them both we'd be talking about him being close to BOG.
Title: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: georgies31 on August 27, 2020, 10:50:48 PM
Made a few errors , but worked himself into the game.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on August 28, 2020, 10:47:39 AM
Looking better and better.

Just pull the trigger mate
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on August 28, 2020, 01:21:07 PM
It’s amazing what confidence can do for a player and we are seeing this especially with Rioli’s game.

His tackling has improved (5 tackles) and he using his pace to pressure and create turnover (19 pressure acts).

If he keeps this up and his confidence grows we might just see the return of the most feared small forwards brigade in the competition. :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on August 28, 2020, 02:27:29 PM
Improving with every game but his skills & decision making are still letting him down... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 07, 2020, 02:55:53 AM
Brendan Fevola says daughter Mia's split from Daniel Rioli was sad.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8702477/Brendan-Fevola-says-stepdaughter-Mias-split-Daniel-Rioli-sad.html

Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: rogerd3 on September 07, 2020, 01:54:56 PM
Brendan Fevola says daughter Mia's split from Daniel Rioli was sad.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8702477/Brendan-Fevola-says-stepdaughter-Mias-split-Daniel-Rioli-sad.html

It's a travesty
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on September 20, 2020, 04:34:46 AM
Does anyone have Rioli's pressure stat from last night? Felt as the game went along especially in the second half that his chasing and tackling was getting back to the levels we need from him.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: MintOnLamb on September 20, 2020, 05:29:36 AM
Worked hard all night, very good game IMO
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Rampsation on September 20, 2020, 05:49:48 AM
Coming back to good form is Daniel. Hopefully he has a great finals campaign.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on September 20, 2020, 08:48:29 AM
Not bad even considering the famous name
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: georgies31 on September 20, 2020, 11:25:58 AM
Come finals his been a big player for us lifts big-time.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: big tone on September 20, 2020, 01:08:58 PM
He is lucky he was good in the second half because his first half was very average.
Title: Magic in Darwin catalyst for Daniel Rioli’s form revival (Australian)
Post by: one-eyed on October 02, 2020, 05:09:17 AM
Magic in Darwin catalyst for Daniel Rioli’s form revival

Richmond’s Daniel Rioli reckons the Dreamtime game in Darwin was a dream come true ... ‘It felt like was going back to play local footy for St Marys.’

Courtney Walsh
The Australian
October 2, 2020


Their finals campaign is yet to begin but Daniel Rioli already feels he has played in a big one this year.

The dual-premiership Tigers star, whose team will tackle the Lions at the Gabba in the second qualifying final on Friday night, is still buzzing from his trip to the top end for a game last month.

The peculiarities of the COVID-19 season saw the Dreamtime clash between Richmond and Essendon relocated from the MCG to Darwin in what proved a true highlight.

The Riolis are royalty in Darwin and on the Tiwi Islands but given his ties to Richmond, the 23-year-old never thought the opportunity to play at home would arise. It felt like a grand final to him. Now he wants another.

“Obviously the grand final is going to be in Brisbane this year, but I reckon it was as close to that, for me,” he told The Australian.

“I am still pinching myself. It brought back a lot of memories. I remember getting into the team bus and heading to the ground and it felt like I was going back to play local footy for St Marys.

“I walked into the changerooms and got a bit emotional — almost broke down — but it just shows how much the TIO (Stadium) and St Marys Football Club mean to me and to my family. It is something I will cherish for the rest of my life.

“It was just surreal having Dustin Martin (and) the boys I looked up to as a kid like Trent Cotchin, having those boys coming to play in Darwin in front of my friends and family, it was something special. I have ticked that box off now.”

Although only a regular season match, a correlation can be drawn between the Dreamtime game and the finals history of Rioli as Richmond prepares for another premiership push.

Rioli struggled for his best form earlier this season and was twice dropped from the Richmond side.

But on a stage that meant so much to him, he delivered a beauty, zipping from one end of the Marrara ground to the other, booting a goal while thriving in the conditions.

Senior teammate Shane Edwards, who accompanied Rioli and several other Tigers to the Tiwi Islands in the mid-season break of 2017, wasn’t surprised.

Rioli had often told him of his dreams about playing a match at home and declared that if the opportunity arose, he would excel.

“When we visited Tiwi Islands — Daniel invited a group of us up there in the mid-year break and we went and won the premiership that year, which was a good omen — he was always telling stories about, ‘Oh, I played here or dominated there, or dominated this’ and was saying, ‘Imagine if we actually played an AFL game here, I would dominate’,” Edwards said.

“And he was actually really, really good in that game. Hopefully we play more Dreamtime games up there, because that was an unbelievable experience. I know you probably don’t get the ticket sales that the MCG gets, but the cultural experience more than makes up for it.”

A glance at Rioli’s finals record demonstrates why he was able to handle the pressure of a moment that meant so much to him.

In last year’s finals series he kicked three goals. In 2018 he managed three in a qualifying final win over Hawthorn. In 2017 he kicked four in a preliminary final against the Giants.

Excelling on the biggest stages in football is something that runs in his blood, Rioli said.

“It is a weird thing to have, that you save your best for the finals. But Cyril, Willie, Dean, those players, all my uncles, have all performed on the big stage when it does count,” he said.

“We will see on the weekend how we go, but hopefully I can keep that going. It is nice to show how good you are.

“You would like to have a good year in general, consistently, but to be able to perform in finals games is pretty special.

“Hopefully we can continue that run and I get to make my family proud and obviously play my role for the team as well.”

The role played by Rioli for Richmond was severely underrated, Edwards said.

He is not a prolific ball winner but his gut-running away from the play, beyond what the television broadcasts, is a critical cog in the Richmond defensive machine.

“His game is built on pressure and defensive intensity and that is what finals is all about, so the way he plays is perfect for it. He doesn’t have to change too much when the finals comes around,” Edwards said. “Daniel is one of those players who, throughout the year, he doesn’t get the most possessions or goals, but he is enormous for the way we play. He opens up a lot of space for everyone.

“That is something you can’t teach, and a lot of people don’t know it, but it is about how disciplined he is to performing his role.

“When they see teams not being able to switch the ball, there is a pretty big reason. That is because of guys like Daniel Rioli and Kamdyn McIntosh, who are not letting it out there.”

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/afl/afl-finals-magic-in-darwin-catalyst-for-daniel-riolis-form-revival/news-story/1dba4e3465c1777ad200ba94db59b73f
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on October 03, 2020, 03:40:45 AM
Daniel Rioli

Did what he could from what was mostly limited opportunity, booting two goals from six touches.

Rating: 7

Source: Foxsports (https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-finals-2020-richmond-player-ratings-vs-brisbane-lions-second-qualifying-final-reviews-stats-tigers-best-and-worst-players/news-story/156df1b76297836ac1f12af8237ff86c)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 03, 2020, 10:16:16 AM
Daniel Rioli

Did what he could from what was mostly limited opportunity, booting two goals from six touches.

Rating: 7

Source: Foxsports (https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-finals-2020-richmond-player-ratings-vs-brisbane-lions-second-qualifying-final-reviews-stats-tigers-best-and-worst-players/news-story/156df1b76297836ac1f12af8237ff86c)

 :huh3
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Willy on October 03, 2020, 10:18:07 AM
He stood up for mine.

Well done Daniel.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 03, 2020, 10:21:23 AM
He stood up for mine.

Well done Daniel.

I didn't notice him at all in the first half Willy, that's why I a, scratching my head over a 7

Thought his 2nd half was good but the 1st half was very poor

But having said that some of these ratings by this Fox journo are strange  ;D
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: lamington on October 03, 2020, 12:56:41 PM
The forward 50 entries were woeful but the small forwards had no Chance as the ball never went to ground. Harris Andrews fisted everything away. I think Rioli did well to kick 2 goals when no one in the side could score .
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Knighter on October 03, 2020, 01:14:15 PM
Rioli, Vlaustin and Bolton were the only guys that stood up in the 2nd half.  The rest were woeful
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on October 03, 2020, 10:37:34 PM
Rioli should watch Liam Ryan’s game vs pies. West Coke cheats didn’t win but Ryan showed how to stay involved for four quarters flying punching and chasing everyone and everything.

He was involved the whole game and looked like he was everywhere.

A good example of how to play as a small forward.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on October 04, 2020, 12:59:48 PM
Yes he should try and take speccys every five minutes so people notice him more.... :shh
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on October 04, 2020, 02:37:19 PM
Yes he should try and take speccys every five minutes so people notice him more.... :shh
Yes. Exactly that.  :clapping
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on October 10, 2020, 05:09:10 AM
Daniel Rioli

Worked into the game after a slow first quarter, scoring a ‘Joe the Goose’ goal in the second term, via a Jack Riewoldt assist.

Rating: 4

Source: Foxsports (https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-finals-2020-richmond-player-ratings-vs-st-kilda-second-semi-final-reviews-stats-best-and-worst-players/news-story/afdeaa6b7f13cced41d21c91e03b900e)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Tiger Khosh on October 16, 2020, 11:49:13 PM
Apart from that silly 50 he gave away I thought he was fantastic. Ran his socks off and looked dangerous up forward.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on October 17, 2020, 06:18:08 AM
Daniel Rioli

Gave away a 50 metre penalty that you just do not do in finals, but had 13 touches at 92 per cent efficiency, plenty in the forward half and the six tackles. Didn’t hit the scoreboard.

Rating: 6

Source: Foxsports (https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-finals-2020-richmond-player-ratings-vs-port-adelaide-first-preliminary-final-reviews-stats-best-and-worst-players/news-story/5a240d072bb6873234eb176397899eaf)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 17, 2020, 09:47:23 AM
Daniel Rioli

Gave away a 50 metre penalty that you just do not do in finals, but had 13 touches at 92 per cent efficiency, plenty in the forward half and the six tackles. Didn’t hit the scoreboard.

Rating: 6

Source: Foxsports (https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-finals-2020-richmond-player-ratings-vs-port-adelaide-first-preliminary-final-reviews-stats-best-and-worst-players/news-story/5a240d072bb6873234eb176397899eaf)

 A 6 is generous

Gets a 4 from me due to that 50, that was shocking
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Willy on October 17, 2020, 09:49:49 AM
Nah he was good.

Lifts for finals.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Knighter on October 17, 2020, 09:53:31 AM
Daniel Rioli

Gave away a 50 metre penalty that you just do not do in finals, but had 13 touches at 92 per cent efficiency, plenty in the forward half and the six tackles. Didn’t hit the scoreboard.

Rating: 6

Source: Foxsports (https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-finals-2020-richmond-player-ratings-vs-port-adelaide-first-preliminary-final-reviews-stats-best-and-worst-players/news-story/5a240d072bb6873234eb176397899eaf)

 A 6 is generous

Gets a 4 from me due to that 50, that was shocking

He thought the free kick was his. Bloody Stevic called the wrong thing confusing Dan
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on October 17, 2020, 10:08:25 AM
Terrible 50, poor behaviour. Was never his free and he knew it.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: The Machine on October 17, 2020, 10:50:11 AM
Apart from the silly 50 he gave away, i thought he was great. He continues to run hard and present as a high HF which was mentioned by Hodge last night. Plays his role very well in my eyes.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Assange Tiger on October 17, 2020, 12:11:06 PM
Was super I thought apart from that atrocious 50.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Owl on October 17, 2020, 10:47:07 PM
The 50 from the umpire was atrocious because he thought it was his, the umpire was being a fwit
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: georgies31 on October 18, 2020, 09:17:54 AM
His a big game player always lifts for finals.Like to see him go more direct at times forward.
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Assange Tiger on October 18, 2020, 01:43:38 PM
The 50 from the umpire was atrocious because he thought it was his, the umpire was being a fwit

I know you love some umpire bashing but c'mon....  :lol

If Rioli thought that was his then he needs a brain transplant
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 18, 2020, 01:49:49 PM
The 50 from the umpire was atrocious because he thought it was his, the umpire was being a fwit

I know you love some umpire bashing but c'mon....  :lol

If Rioli thought that was his then he needs a brain transplant

 :lol
Title: The baffling history of the Riolis rolls on in the 2020 Grand Final (ABC)
Post by: one-eyed on October 23, 2020, 03:16:00 PM
The baffling history of the Riolis rolls on in the 2020 AFL grand final

By Steve Vivian
abc.net.au
23 October 2020


If success was measured in the number of the cliches written about you, the Riolis are going to be hard to top.

Much of what they do on the field defies description. And the Riolis, like they've done to their opponents, have outpaced the vocabulary of Australian rules football itself.

So, to keep up, we've made up a little pocketbook of inadequate expressions to explain the things Riolis do that we don't quite understand.

When a Rioli creates "something from nothing", or you just don't quite know how they did that — that's "Rioli magic".

Recent Rioli grand finals

2008 — Cyril Rioli (won)

2012 — Cyril Rioli (lost)

2013 — Cyril Rioli (won)

2014 — Cyril Rioli (won)

2015 — Cyril Rioli (won)

2017 — Daniel Rioli (won)

2018 — Willie Rioli (won)

2019 — Danielle Ponter (won)

2019 — Daniel Rioli (won)

2020 — Daniel Rioli (?)


Then there's the conventional commentator wisdom: that a Rioli's impact on a game can't be judged by mere statistics alone; that a Rioli "doesn't need to have many touches to have a big influence on the game".

For a Rioli, transcending statistics, well that's merely a cliche.

"Draft a Rioli, win a premiership", is now thrown around the internet as a suggested recruiting model for some teams struggling for success.

In attempting to detail the things a Rioli can do on the field, veteran sports broadcaster and famous Cyril Rioli devotee Bruce McAvaney has been the most authentic.

For McAvaney, platitudes were never enough to describe the pleasure, the joy and the delight of watching Cyril; that "something from nothing" became "delicious", that Rioli magic "just a beautiful thing", and one time, during a particularly transcendental piece of play when Cyril gathered the footy on the wing, McAvaney relayed his gut response to a national audience like this:

"Oh I hope this stays in, it does, keep going, oh yes, now it gets really interesting, two bounces, he'll caress it down someone's throat, and he does."

The upshot of McAvaney's commentary could be that, without sticking to the cliches, it gets strange when you attempt to describe what these Riolis do on the football field.

And when Daniel Rioli runs out on the Gabba this Saturday to mark the ninth grand final appearance of a Rioli in the past nine years, there won't be sufficient words to describe what this family has achieved in the game of Aussie rules.

'They see it too quick'

From Pirlangimpi, a Tiwi islands community of less than 400 people, the Rioli footballing dynasty has emerged as one of the sport's greatest storylines.

From this tiny outpost on Australia's borderlands, the Riolis have won eight premierships, two Norm Smith Medals and, along with the Longs — also hailing from the Tiwis — have laid claim to the throne as Australia's greatest sporting family.

Charlie King, a long-time ABC sports broadcaster who has called games featuring the Riolis for decades, describes the family as "a phenomenon".

"I can't for the life of me come up with a reason why so many of them would be so talented," King says.

"I've been watching footy in the Northern Territory for 30 to 40 years and I just haven't seen players who are as gifted as the Riolis.

"There's nothing more enjoyable than watching a Rioli swivel his hips and move out of a pack of four or five players and streak away and find a target.

"It's a beautiful thing," says King, like McAvaney before him.

Has any one family done more to surprise and delight football fans across the country's football-obsessed south than the Riolis? With respect to the Gary Ablett Sr and Jr, the latter of which Daniel will face on Saturday and is another footballer who has defied otherworldly expectations, King thinks not.

"They make football so enjoyable to watch and we've been fortunate enough to watch them over many years," he says.

And how does King describe that hard-to-pin-down thing Riolis seem to have that others don't?

"They call it the X-factor. They can do what they have to do when they have to do it. They can be calm and cool in a crisis, and then all of a sudden they can turn on a bit of magic," he says.

Another famed virtue of the Riolis is their humility despite successes and abilities that would excuse self satisfaction.

Daniel Rioli's modesty is one of his uncles' favourite things about the two-time Richmond premiership player.

"If you ever met him you wouldn't know he's an AFL player because he doesn't have that ego about him. He doesn't have that strut on him," says Shannon Rioli, Daniel's 28-year-old uncle who captains the St Mary's Football Club in the NT Football League.

Even when describing what many know and love about the Riolis, Shannon is at pains to suggest he doesn't want to sound boastful.

"Most Riolis sort of have a bit of a sense of occasion. You look at Maurice he sort of started that trend," says Shannon Rioli of the great Maurice Rioli, who was the first Indigenous player to win the Norm Smith Medal.

"Cyril won the Norm Smith Medal in 2015, and even you look at Willie up here with St Mary's a few years back. He got the Chenay Medal [best on ground in an NT grand final], kicking five goals as a 17-year-old for Saint Mary's."

West Coast's thrilling 2018 premiership win over Collingwood also might never have been possible without Willie's toe-poke goal on the cusp of quarter time — the first goal for his side which, at that point, was behind by five goals with the game almost slipping away.

Back in the early 90s, Charlie King tells a story of seeing Shannon and his brother Ben Rioli kicking a novelty miniature football through a basketball hoop.

King can remember two things: that the ball was squeaky, and that it did not feel normal for kids that young to have that kind of dexterity.

And these were the Riolis that didn't end up making it to the AFL.

So where does it come from, this innate skill, the unfailing sense of occasion? Is there a secret to football's most famous bloodlines?

King recalls a conversation he had with the late Robert Tipungwuti on the Tiwi Islands.

"Robert turned to me and said, 'it's in their eyes'," King says.

"He said, 'They get the message quicker. They see it too quick'.

"They must get this from their blood, it's in them, we'd be seeing it in slow motion in comparison."

The gift of enhanced vision — or more accurately, photographic memory — is also something the Riolis confer on those who watch them.

Daniel Rioli's 2017 goal of the year is chiselled into the mind of Richmond assistant coach Xavier Clarke.

"There's three or four efforts, I think he had a smother, a marking contest, he brought it to ground, he runs forward, gets kicked to him, hits the ground again, and kicks a goal," Clarke recalls.

Clarke, a former St Mary's player who went on to play in the AFL with St Kilda, says that piece of play was one of those sequences that only a Rioli could pull off.

Cyril's 2009 goal of the year followed a similar script.

"You see all those aspects of the game: the pressure, the contest, second and third efforts, stepping back in, and finishing with a goal," he says.

An ever-growing highlight reel aside, Clarke actually finds Daniel a little "blue-collar" when judged against his uncles and cousins.

"To be completely honest I probably think Cyril and Willie have got a bit more polish — that's not in a bad way — but I think they see the game differently to Daniel," Clarke says.

"Daniel's game is based on the ability to work hard and up and down the ground.

"I think Daniel is a little bit more blue-collar if you want to call it that. He is probably a little bit more of the one that bases his game around work rate and getting from contest to contest."

That work rate, in its most signature manifestation, sees Daniel mowing down unsuspecting opponents with crunching tackles and winning the ball back for his team.

"And sometimes he might not get the tackle but people know he's there and they make mistakes and they turn the footy over," Shannon Rioli says.

"You look at how much Richmond force turnovers … a lot of that is what Daniel does."

Since 2017, through prioritising their tackle and pressure game led by small forwards like Daniel, Richmond has taken a wrecking ball to conventional ideas about how AFL forward lines should operate, all the while becoming the most dominant force in the game

Daniel dashes through sliding doors

Was it romance in the air. Or was it madness?

In November 2015, when Richmond selected Daniel Rioli in the AFL National Draft, you would have heard a different answer depending on who you talked to.

Not all Richmond fans loved the pick. While some might deny it in hindsight, there was an undercurrent of suspicion the club, desperately trying to summon spirits of glories past, had erred in selected Daniel so high.

Draft pundits had predicted Daniel's selection would come well into the second or third rounds, but Richmond snapped the 'blue-collar' Rioli up with their blue-chip first round pick.

Five years, two premierships, three grand finals and, for Richmond fans, innumerable euphoric holding-the-ball decisions later, that doubt seems silly now.

But the Riolis have made careers out of making people around them — usually on the field with a baulk or a side step — look just that: silly.

Daniel might have even surprised his own family.

Shannon can recall one time when a young Daniel, after being away at boarding school, came home to play a game of footy with St Patrick's College on the Tiwis.

"We thought he was going to play well, but he didn't for whatever reason … we weren't so sure," Shannon says.

Did the Riolis waver on Daniel?

"We always knew Cyril was a really good chance … we always knew Willie had the skill, and with Daniel we knew he loved his footy," Shannon says.

"When we saw his work rate, from then on we saw he was a really good chance.

"He's still only 22 or 23, so he's got hopefully 10 years in the AFL left in him, and hopefully there's better things to come."

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Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on October 25, 2020, 06:20:40 AM
Daniel Rioli – 3
Not Rioli's best performance, looking a touch off throughout. Still laid four tackles and had three score involvements.

Source: AFL website (https://www.afl.com.au/news/521174/tigers-player-ratings-no-passengers-on-the-tiger-train)

Daniel Rioli
Had a few flashes early but couldn’t hit the scoreboard.

Rating: 3

Source: Foxsports (https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-grand-final-2020-richmond-vs-geelong-dustin-martin-player-ratings-tigers-stats-best-and-worst-players-afl-finals-gabba/news-story/2c23bd9c6b85150e3f828938dc9c0006)
Title: Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
Post by: Andyy on October 25, 2020, 08:54:44 AM
Wasn't great. Fumbled, slipped over.

Shame our smalls haven't been great this year and we need him with MRJ coming. If we had more depth and it wasn't for MRJ I would dangle him around.