AFL name star-studded Victoria and All-Stars squads for Origin blockbuster

SEN - Tue, 18th Feb 2020 - 0 Comments

The AFL has announced 27-man squads for both Victoria and the All Stars ahead of next week's State of Origin clash.

Almost all of the league’s best players will feature in the star-studded charity clash, which is expected to be played in front of a capacity crowd at Marvel Stadium on February 28.

There are six Richmond players selected across the two squads, including gun midfielder Dustin Martin and forwards Tom Lynch and Jack Riewoldt.

GWS Giants will be represented by Victorians Josh Kelly, Lachie Whitfield and Jeremy Cameron, while Phil Davis and Stephen Coniglio will represent the All-Stars.

Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn will miss the clash through injury, paving the way for Stefan Martin to play a role for Victoria. Martin will face fellow Lions teammates Lachie Neale, Dayne Zorko, Charlie Cameron and Harris Andrews, who have all been named by John Longmire for the All-Stars.

Meanwhile, Hawthorn trio James Worpel, Ben McEvoy and James Sicily will all suit up for Damien Hardwick’s Victorian team.

While only three players from each team were originally allowed to play across the two representative teams as part of the selection criteria, the AFL altered the rules last week to ensure more of the game’s best players were able to participate.

FULL SQUADS

VICTORIA
Rory Sloane (Adel)
Toby Greene (GWS)
Trent Cotchin (Rich)
Stefan Martin (Bris)
Nick Haynes (GWS)
Bachar Houli (Rich)
Darcy Moore (Coll)
Josh Kelly (GWS)
Tom Lynch (Rich)
Scott Pendlebury(Coll)
Lachie Whitfield (GWS)
Dustin Martin (Rich)
Steele Sidebottom (Coll)
James Sicily (Haw)
Jade Gresham (StK)
Adam Saad (Ess)
Ben Cunnington (NM)
Jake Lloyd (Syd)
Mark Blicavs (Geel)
Todd Goldstein (NM)
Tom Papley (Syd)
Patrick Dangerfield (Geel)
Shaun Higgins (NM)
Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
Jeremy Cameron (GWS)
Robbie Gray (PA)
Jack Macrae (WB)

ALL-STARS
Rory Laird (Adel)
Jeremy Howe (Coll)
Neville Jetta (Melb)
Brodie Smith (Adel)
Nat Fyfe (Freo)
Scott Lycett (PA)
Taylor Walker (Adel)
Michael Walters (Freo)
Shane Edwards (Rich)
Harris Andrews (Bris)
Tom Hawkins (Geel)
Jack Riewoldt (Rich)
Charlie Cameron (Bris)
Zach Tuohy (Geel)
Bradley Hill (StK)
Lachie Neale (Bris)
Lachie Weller (GC)
Callum Mills (Syd)
Dayne Zorko (Bris)
Stephen Coniglio (GWS)
Brad Sheppard (WCE)
Patrick Cripps (Carl)
Luke Breust (Haw)
Elliot Yeo (WCE)
Brodie Grundy (Coll)
Isaac Smith (Haw)
Jason Johannisen (WB)

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