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When will Richmond “unleash” Maurice Rioli Jnr?

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When will Richmond unleash exciting youngster Maurice Rioli Jnr?

Rioli Jnr, the son of the late Richmond and South Fremantle champion Maurice Rioli, is knocking on the door for senior selection with the 19-year-old named an emergency for last week’s win over St Kilda.

Tigers coach Damien Hardwick says the small forward “isn’t far away” from making his AFL debut after a 17-disposal, two-goal outing in the VFL last Friday.

“He just tackles, tackles, tackles, tackles and tackles some more. That’s the way a Richmond man plays and that’s the way a Richmond forward plays,” Hardwick told reporters.

“I must admit, I thought he’d be a fair way away. But he’s not as far away as I thought. He’s doing some really…



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