1st ever Uncle and Nephew in the AFL? (Steven & Jesse Motlop)

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Islanda22

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Could we have our first ever Uncle v Nephew game in VFL/AFL history?

I know Indigenous players in the past have said his my uncle but it could mean 2nd to 5th cousin in non indigenous ways
 

Islanda22

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Dan Rioli is Maurice Junior’s nephew. Yes nephew, not the other way around.
Yes but not an exact uncle/nephew relationship

Sibby ----- Bradley ----- Daniel
Maurice snr ----- Maurice jnr

Maurice jr and Daniel's father are 1st cousins which makes jnr and Daniel 2nd cousins and not a pure uncle/nephew relationship
 

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Yes but not an exact uncle/nephew relationship

Sibby ----- Bradley ----- Daniel
Maurice snr ----- Maurice jnr

Maurice jr and Daniel's father are 1st cousins which makes jnr and Daniel 2nd cousins and not a pure uncle/nephew relationship
That's interesting.
I have read many times that they are uncle and nephew.
Thanks for the clarifcation. It sounds like you know what you're talking about.
 

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That's interesting.
I have read many times that they are uncle and nephew.
Thanks for the clarifcation. It sounds like you know what you're talking about.
Uncle/Nephew loose term used by Indigenous people as a sign of respect

They are 2nd cousins

Willie Riolli is also supposedly Dan Rioli's uncle, but now I'm also questioning this
Willie Rioli snr ----- Willie Rioli jnr
Sibby Rioli --------- Brad Rioli --------- Dan Rioli

Again they are 2nd cousins

Sibby, Maurice, Cyril II, Willie snr are brothers

Rioli - Wikipedia
 

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Dean Rioli is the brother of Bradley Rioli ( Dan father)

Sibby ( Dean, Bradley father) is the brother of Maurice snr, (Maurice jnr father), Cyril jnr ( Cyril jnr father) Willie snr ( Willie jnr father)

In Indigenous ways Daniel calls his fathers 1st cousins uncle when they are in fact Daniel's 2nd cousins
 

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Ricky Mclean played for Carlton before his time with Richmond and is Brock McLean's Uncle.
 

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Lou Richards and his uncle Alby Pannam played together for years.
Lou's uncle Alby was only 9 years older than him.
So when Lou first broke into the side as teenager, Alby was an established star player.
I have an uncle just under three years older than me. A friend found out, "Dude, give your grandpa a high five from me!"

I made the wise choice not to.
 

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Is there a full Rioli family-tree available? And how doe the Longs tie-in? Do the Motlops also have a genetic link?
Rioli - Wikipedia

Long's are tied into the Rioli Family via Marriage to Cyril Rioli jnr (Cyril Rioli jnr father) and Cathy Long (Michael Long sister)

Motlop Family:

Eddie ----- Shannon (ex Roo/Dee), Daniel ( ex Roo/Power) and Steven (ex Cat, current Power)----- Jesse (Daniel's son)
Mo -------- Marlon ( ex Power), Thomas
Mark ------ Aaron, Jarred
Paul ------- Brenton, Jerome
 

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Its actually Pannamopoulos - they are of Greek heritage and I think it was Lou's maternal grandfather who shortened it not long after arriving in Australia .
So that makes Lou Richards and Abby Pannam were the 1st Uncle/Nephew to play together in VFL/AFL history

Just need to find the 1st to play against each other LOL
 

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Yes but not an exact uncle/nephew relationship

Sibby ----- Bradley ----- Daniel
Maurice snr ----- Maurice jnr

Maurice jr and Daniel's father are 1st cousins which makes jnr and Daniel 2nd cousins and not a pure uncle/nephew relationship
Willie Rioli snr ----- Willie Rioli jnr
Sibby Rioli --------- Brad Rioli --------- Dan Rioli

Again they are 2nd cousins
Wouldn't that make them first cousins once removed?

Dan and a hypothetical child of Willie Jnr/Maurice Jnr would be second cousins.
 

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