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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2017, 12:09:16 AM »
NTFL: Maurice Rioli, 15, set to debut for St Mary’s against Waratah

CARL PFEIFFER,
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28 October 2017




The famous Rioli football lineage will continue at St Mary’s today when exciting 15-year-old Maurice Rioli Jr pulls on the green and gold jumper for his premier league debut.

The Saints’ 0-3 start will take a back seat as anticipation forms around how Maurice Jr, son of the legendary Maurice Snr, will handle starting on a half forward flank for his senior debut against Waratah.

Maurice Snr played 118 games for Richmond between 1982 and 1987 and is one of only four players to be a Norm Smith medallist in a losing grand final side.

Saints guns Shannon and Ben Rioli, as well as AFL footballers Daniel Rioli (Richmond), Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn), Willie Rioli (West Coast), Ben Long (St Kilda) and Jake Long (Essendon) are also relatives of Maurice Jr.

St Mary’s coach Rick Nolan said Maurice Jnr had been training well and had earnt his spot in the side.

“We usually debut a new Rioli almost every year … he’s the next lot of the production line that’s come through,” Nolan said. “He’s got a bit of pace and he’s strong for a very young boy. We’re not expecting too much from him because he’s still so young, he’s only just turned 15.

“He’ll be out there with Shannon and Ben to help him and he’s been training really well.”

Nolan said the addition of names such as Shannon and Ben Rioli, Jack Geary, Nick Yarren, Anthony Wilson and Michael Coombes would give his side a huge boost for the must-win game. “We have to win this week and we’ve got some good cattle back in the side to help,” he said.

http://www.ntnews.com.au/sport/local-afl/ntfl-maurice-rioli-15-set-to-debut-for-st-marys-against-waratah/news-story/7b3febb868ecdedf1da3452f6eaa96c6

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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2017, 12:11:15 AM »
St Mary's vs Waratah: Round 4 - Men's Premier League: TIO NTFL 2017/18

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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2017, 05:16:57 PM »
Maurice Rioli jnr, son of Richmond legend Maurice Rioli, impressing as a junior and already has Rioli traits

KATE SALEMME,
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29 October 2017


THERE’S another Rioli on his way after Maurice Rioli Jnr, the son of late Richmond legend Maurice Rioli made an impressive debut in the NTFL on Saturday.

Eligible as a father-son selection for the Tigers — where Maurice played 118 games, won two best and fairest awards and a Norm Smith Medal — Rioli Jnr displayed all the traits of his famous relatives, including his legendary father and current day AFL stars Cyril and Daniel Rioli.

But Richmond could have a fight on their hands to secure the youngster when he becomes eligible for the draft in 2020.

Rioli Jnr also available to Fremantle under the father-son rule after his father played 168 games for South Fremantle.

Under AFL rules, a player is eligible to be drafted father-son to either the Dockers (before 1995) or Eagles (before 1987) if the player’s father played 150 or more senior games for a WA club. One of those clubs for Fremantle is South Fremantle.

Rioli Jnr, 15, booted one goal for St Mary’s in the thumping 73-point win over Waratah at TIO Stadium.

Playing across half forward, Rioli Jnr lined up on the competition’s best player, reigning Nichols medallist Tim Mosquito, and didn’t look out of place as he used his pressure to set up scoring opportunities.

“He did pretty well, he certainly didn’t look out of it,” St Mary’s coach Ricky Nolan told the Herald Sun.

“He wasn’t the star player but looked every part of it out there for a 15-year-old kid it was quite amazing actually.

“If someone was saying to me how did he play? I would say he played like a Rioli.

“Defensively he’s very, very good, he’s a very good tackler.

“He’s very similar (to Cyril and Daniel and the Riolis).

“He kicked one goal in the last quarter. He got plenty of the footy and played well.

“He played about 80 per cent game time. We rotate pretty heavily up here because of the heat.

“We just had him go out there and enjoy it.”

Tigers legend Maurice Rioli was one of the greatest players of his era, renowned for his freakish skills.

Rioli Jnr played alongside cousins Ben and Shannon Rioli for St Mary’s, while a large contingent of relatives travelled to TIO Stadium to watch his debut, including Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli.

“I think he (Cyril) was (impressed),” Nolan said.

“He wasn’t in the rooms before the game but he there and was at the club after the game.”

Maurice Jnr grew up on the Tiwi Islands but is now attending the famous St John’s College in Darwin, a school that has produced a staggering six North Smith medallists.

Maurice Rioli, Michael Long, Andrew McLeod — who won the medal twice — Nathan Buckley and Cyril Rioli all attended the school before becoming VFL/AFL superstars.

It is understood plans are underway for him to relocate to Melbourne next year.

Cyril and Daniel both moved to Melbourne to board at Scotch College and St Patrick’s respectively before being drafted.

Rioli Jnr’s potential has already been scouted this year after playing for the Northern Territory in the under-16 national championships against Tasmania.

While excitement is building at Richmond about the prospect of Maurice Jnr joining Daniel in yellow and black, Nolan has urged for patience.

While the youngster is a confirmed starter for St Mary’s against Wanderers on Friday night, he will play a mixture of both seniors and juniors throughout the season as he continues to develop.

“He’s got a long, long way to go. It’s a long way from the Tiwi Islands to Melbourne and we’ve got to take small steps and not get too carried away,” he said.

“He’s got to be protected to a degree. For this to work we can’t put too much of a spotlight on him.

“He’s still a very shy young kid and the whole situation has to be managed very closely.

“We need to temper expectations. Kids have got to be kids.

“It doesn’t matter how well he plays, he’ll still go back to the under 16s sometime this year or the 18s, because he can play (under) 16s or 18s.”

Rioli Jnr will be eligible as a father-son for Richmond at the 2020 national draft.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/maurice-rioli-jnr-son-of-richmond-legend-maurice-rioli-impressing-as-a-junior-and-already-has-rioli-traits/news-story/402e831189fdeb80c8ede665eadfc4f5

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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2017, 05:20:12 PM »
The difference with the Clokes was that they were eligible for both Collingwood & Richmond and had the choice.
According to the above article, he technically is eligible for both Richmond and Freo and has a choice. Right now though, we'd be his choice  :thumbsup.

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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2017, 05:28:41 PM »
Well I was referring to Naish and his brothers....but apart from that - that article is wrong as the rule that would've seen MRJ also eligible for Fremantle expired two years ago and I don't know why every article about him keeps repeating it:



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In addition to the standard eligibility rules, the South Australian and Western Australian clubs have a modified rule in place, valid until the club has been in the AFL for 20 years, with eligibility to be determined by a certain number of games played for specific sides in SANFL or WAFL, if those games were played prior to the club entering the AFL.[5][10] Specifically:

    Until 31 October 2007, the West Coast Eagles could select any player whose father had made 150 WAFL appearances prior to 1987 for Claremont, East Perth, West Perth or Subiaco.
   
Until 31 October 2010, Adelaide could select any player whose father made 200 SANFL appearances prior to 1990 for South Adelaide, Norwood, Glenelg or Sturt.
 
  Until 31 October 2015, Fremantle could select any player whose father has made 150 WAFL appearances prior to 1995 for East Fremantle, South Fremantle, Perth or Swan Districts.
   
 Until 31 October 2017, Port Adelaide can select any player whose father has made 200 SANFL appearances prior to 1997 for the Port Adelaide Magpies, North Adelaide, West Adelaide, Central District, Woodville or West Torrens.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father%E2%80%93son_rule#West_Australian_and_South_Australian_teams

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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2017, 05:45:14 PM »
The difference with the Clokes was that they were eligible for both Collingwood & Richmond and had the choice.
According to the above article, he technically is eligible for both Richmond and Freo and has a choice. Right now though, we'd be his choice  :thumbsup.

Where is this stated in the article ?

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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2017, 05:47:30 PM »
The difference with the Clokes was that they were eligible for both Collingwood & Richmond and had the choice.
According to the above article, he technically is eligible for both Richmond and Freo and has a choice. Right now though, we'd be his choice  :thumbsup.

Where is this stated in the article ?
Fifth line (on my computer laptop).

It amazes me that these guys still don't know the rules.... :banghead
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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2017, 05:51:47 PM »
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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2017, 07:17:25 PM »
Well I was referring to Naish and his brothers....but apart from that - that article is wrong as the rule that would've seen MRJ also eligible for Fremantle expired two years ago and I don't know why every article about him keeps repeating it:



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In addition to the standard eligibility rules, the South Australian and Western Australian clubs have a modified rule in place, valid until the club has been in the AFL for 20 years, with eligibility to be determined by a certain number of games played for specific sides in SANFL or WAFL, if those games were played prior to the club entering the AFL.[5][10] Specifically:

    Until 31 October 2007, the West Coast Eagles could select any player whose father had made 150 WAFL appearances prior to 1987 for Claremont, East Perth, West Perth or Subiaco.
   
Until 31 October 2010, Adelaide could select any player whose father made 200 SANFL appearances prior to 1990 for South Adelaide, Norwood, Glenelg or Sturt.
 
  Until 31 October 2015, Fremantle could select any player whose father has made 150 WAFL appearances prior to 1995 for East Fremantle, South Fremantle, Perth or Swan Districts.
   
 Until 31 October 2017, Port Adelaide can select any player whose father has made 200 SANFL appearances prior to 1997 for the Port Adelaide Magpies, North Adelaide, West Adelaide, Central District, Woodville or West Torrens.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father%E2%80%93son_rule#West_Australian_and_South_Australian_teams

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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2017, 07:52:48 PM »
Imagine if he turns out to be as good a player as his father.

Dangerwood will feign injury every time they have to play Martioli.

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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2017, 11:19:42 PM »
Ok so a Richmond supporter called out the journo who wrote that article on twitter about the interstate f/s rule and she said she asked the AFL and they told her the rule hasn't changed and there's no mention of it expiring in the official 2017 AFL season guide:

https://twitter.com/KateSalemme/status/924601401266683904


..curiouser & curiouser.... :huh
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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2017, 11:24:48 PM »
i saw that a few years ago Dio so i checked out wikipedia (i know probably false) but it said it lapsed.

i think our luck has changed and the rule has also. :pray


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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2017, 12:37:04 AM »
TBH, I think the fact that he is planning to relocate to Melbourne is a pretty sure sign he will not be going to Freo. I'd be more concerned about uncle Cyril trying to get him to Hawthorn.

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Re: Maurice Rioli junior [merged]
« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2017, 08:13:51 AM »
TBH, I think the fact that he is planning to relocate to Melbourne is a pretty sure sign he will not be going to Freo. I'd be more concerned about uncle Cyril trying to get him to Hawthorn.
There's no chance he's getting to Hawthorn without first coming to us. If we want him, he's ours. At least for a couple of years.

Spot on with the relocation plans though. I reckon he watched Daniel in the prelim and started dreaming of the tigers just a little bit more  :thumbsup