Every year when the NRL’s popular version of State of Origin rolls around, many with an interest in AFL fondly recall a bygone era.
State of Origin in Aussie Rules was a beloved concept, but one we haven’t seen on a regular basis since the late 1990s.
With Origin on the way between the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons, we’ve come to the party for AFL fans by assembling four state teams.
These matches are based on a mix of current and previous form and with the idea that the mock game should be played in the next week or so, with injured players being ruled out.
The latest edition is the Allies team.
The Allies side includes players from Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales, ACT and the Northern Territory, while we’ve also extended the invitation to internationals who may not have an Australian state of origin.
This side was selected by the SEN Tassie team of Richmond star and three-time premiership player Jack Riewoldt and Tassie broadcaster David ‘Flash’ Lithgow.
Let it be known that the roster of Riewoldt was indeed made by Lithgow and not by the Tigers attacker himself.
Check out the Allies team below:
The Victoria lace was selected by Garry Lyon and Tim Watson of SEN.
The Western Australian was selected by Scott Cummings and Tim Gossage of SEN WA.
The South Australia was selected by Kane Cornes and Andrew Hayes of SEN SA.