Bombers to meet Rioli, Academy prospects also on radar
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A day out from the NAB AFL Draft, the Bombers are continuing to signal they could bid on a range of Academy and father-son prospects.

On Tuesday, they are understood to be meeting with Richmond father-son talent Maurice Rioli jnr, with the Bombers having previously expressed their interest in the Northern Territory prospect.

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Copy link Link copied to clipboard Richmond father-son prospect dazzles with four goals Maurice Rioli jnr's starring performance for St Mary's in the Northern Territory Football League semi-final

Rioli is tied to the Tigers, who under father-son rules can match a bid for him at any stage of the draft. But the club is hopeful it could automatically nab him with its last selection in Wednesday's draft if no bids come.

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