K rock Football

Four Cats earn Bushfire call-up

A MATCH-UP between Geelong bookends Tom Hawkins and Mark Blicavs could be on the cards in next week’s State of Origin for Bushfire Relief match between the All-Stars and Victoria at Marvel Stadium.

The star duo are among four Cats among the 54 AFL players named for the match, with New South Welshman Hawkins joined in the All-Stars team by Irishman Zach Tuohy, while Blicavs and Patrick Dangerfield will pull on the Big V.

Both teams have announced teams of 27, with respective coaches Damien Hardwick (Victoria) and John Longmire (All-Stars) having access to nine-man benches for the match.

Richmond and GWS have the most players included, with six players each from last year’s grand finalists to be involved across the two teams.

with AAP

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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)