Ireland’s Neil McGee and Anguis Monfries of Australia in 2011. Credit: INPHO/James Crombie
AUSTRALIA HAVE NAMED a 33-man squad for this year’s International Rules Series.
On 19 October, Ireland meet their AFL opponents at Cavan’s Kingspan Breffni Park before a second game is hosted by Croke Park a week later.
“We’re very confident that all our best players will be available to play for Australia, and why wouldn’t they?” Hawthorn forward Lance Franklin told the AFL wesbsite.
The AFL’s really backed us in terms of this tour, so we’re looking forward to getting over to Ireland.”
The Australia squad is as follows: Tony Armstrong (Sydney Swans), Harley
Bennell (Gold Coast), Eddie Betts (Carlton), Shaun Burgoyne (Hawthorn),
Allen Christensen (Geelong), Aaron Davey (Melbourne), Alwyn Davey
(Essendon), Courtenay Dempsey (Essendon), Shane Edwards (Richmond), Lance
Franklin (Hawthorn), Adam Goodes (Sydney), Curtly Hampton (Greater
Western Sydney), Bradley Hill (Hawthorn), Josh Hill (West Coast), Stephen
Hill (Fremantle), Leroy Jetta (Essendon), Lewis Jetta (Sydney Swans), Michael
Johnson (Fremantle), Andrew Krakouer (Collingwood), Nathan Lovett-Murray
(Essendon), Brandon Matera (Gold Coast), Ash McGrath (Brisbane), Steven
Motlop (Geelong), Danyle Pearce (Fremantle), Patrick Ryder (Essendon),
Mathew Stokes (Geelong), Lindsay Thomas (North Melbourne), Travis Varcoe
(Geelong), Andrew Walker (Carlton), Michael Walters (Fremantle), Sharrod
Wellingham (West Coast), Daniel Wells (North Melbourne), Chris Yarran
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