Riewoldt likely to extend AFL career

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Riewoldt likely to extend AFL career

St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt has strongly indicated he wants to extend his storied AFL career for another year.

The 33-year-old is contracted to the end of this season, and when asked on Friday night about his future, Riewoldt told Triple M he and his management had had preliminary talks with the Saints.

“But what I can say is that I’m really excited about the club’s future and I’m really keen to play on.

“My body’s feeling great. A few years ago, I thought I was in a fair bit of trouble straining my knee every week.

“(I’m) just loving the direction of the club. I feel invigorated by the young players.”

“I’m loving footy still.”

Riewoldt was best afield in last weekend’s win over Melbourne, his 304th senior match.

Earlier on Friday, coach Alan Richardson again praised Riewoldt for his form.

He said after the Melbourne game that if the season stopped now, Riewoldt probably had done enough to show he should keep playing.

“There’s a lot of boxes that he’s already ticked and it’s probably really close that he’ll make the ultimate call,” Richardson said.

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