The squads have been named for the upcoming State of Origin Bushfire Relief match, raising money to help rebuild local football clubs that were affected by the recent bushfires across Australia. Many communities across the country have been devastated by wildfires ripping through their town and the AFL is doing their bit to chip in by holding a match between Victoria and the All Stars.

The charity match marks the first State of Origin game since the Hall of Fame tribute back in 2008 and just the second since the struggling format was scrapped back in 1999. Every club has at least one representative in the match with nearly all the best players in the competition available for the fundraiser.

Victoria still remains the dominant state in the league, securing them a team for the match against the All Stars. The game will take place on Friday 28th February 2020 at Marvel Stadium and will follow directly after the AFLW match as part of a double header.


Player Club
Rory Sloane Adelaide
Stefan Martin Brisbane Lions
Darcy Moore Collingwood
Scott Pendlebury Collingwood
Steele Sidebottom Collingwood
Adam Saad Essendon
Mark Blicavs Geelong
Patrick Dangerfield Geelong
Jeremy Cameron GWS Giants
Toby Greene GWS Giants
Nick Haynes GWS Giants
Josh Kelly GWS Giants
Lachie Whitfield GWS Giants
James Sicily Hawthorn
Ben Cunnington North Melbourne
Todd Goldstein North Melbourne
Shaun Higgins North Melbourne
Robbie Gray Port Adelaide
Trent Cotchin Richmond
Bachar Houli Richmond
Tom Lynch Richmond
Dustin Martin Richmond
Jade Gresham St Kilda
Jake Lloyd Sydney
Tom Papley Sydney
Marcus Bontempelli Western Bulldogs
Jack Macrae Western Bulldogs

Grand final runners up, the GWS Giants supply the Vics with the most players, with a total of five including recently signed Lachie Whitfield and Coleman Medalist Jeremy Cameron. Reigning premiers Richmond put forward four of their own including superstar Dustin Martin.

Victoria coach Damien Hardwick looks to have a strong squad but is set to miss out on the services of Max Gawn and Joel Selwood who are unavailable through injury, while 2018 Brownlow Medalist Tom Mitchell is also still recovering from his broken leg.

All Stars

Player Club
Rory Laird Adelaide
Brodie Smith Adelaide
Taylor Walker Adelaide
Harris Andrews Brisbane Lions
Charlie Cameron Brisbane Lions
Lachie Neale Brisbane Lions
Dayne Zorko Brisbane Lions
Patrick Cripps Carlton
Brodie Grundy Collingwood
Jeremy Howe Collingwood
Nat Fyfe Fremantle
Michael Walters Fremantle
Tom Hawkins Geelong
Zac Touhy Geelong
Lachie Weller Gold Coast
Stephen Coniglio GWS Giants
Luke Breust Hawthorn
Isaac Smith Hawthorn
Neville Jetta Melbourne
Scott Lycett Port Adelaide
Shane Edwards Richmond
Jack Riewoldt Richmond
Bradley Hill St Kilda
Callum Mills Sydney
Brad Sheppard West Coast
Elliot Yeo West Coast
Jason Johannisen Western Bulldogs

All Stars coach John Longmire receives a good mix of players with the upcoming Brisbane Lions providing four players including skipper Dayne Zorko.

Zorko joins a quality midfield that includes Blues star Patrick Cripps, Fremantle Brownlow Medalist Nathan Fyfe and All Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy.

However, injuries to big men Lance Franklin and Jeremy McGovern will prevent them being selected in the All Stars side.



Bushfire Relief