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AFL reveals how State of Origin game teams will be picked


AFL clubs will have to nominate eight players available for selection for the upcoming State of Origin bushfire relief match.

As part of the Victoria versus All Stars clash on February 28th at Marvel Stadium, clubs must put four players per team forward ahead of the teams being named on Tuesday, February 18th.

Damien Hardwick (Victoria) and John Longmire (All Stars) will then select their squads of 27, from the pool of eligible players.

Both teams will have six players on the bench and three emergencies.

A maximum of three players per AFL club remains the limit to feature across the two playing lists.

Clubs having the power likely means they will take the conservative approach with players who are either injured or making their returns from serious injuries like Lance Franklin, Tom Mitchell and Sam Docherty.

Once selected, the teams will train at Marvel Stadium on Thursday, February 27th.

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