AFL 2019: Victoria Midseason State of Origin Team

Jarrod Febbraio gives us his midseason Victorian State of Origin team.


A tough defence to pick, but you cannot deny that these three players are worthy of a spot. Jake Lloyd is probably the best running defender in the competition, and is a gem with the ball in hand. Dylan Grimes and Tom Stewart have both become some of the hardest defenders to play on – chuck Robbie Tarrant into that category too. James Sicily is a player you love to hate, but would love to have in your side. And Lachie Whitifield was arguably in Brownlow contention before he got injured!


Max Gawn rightfully leads these six Victorian superstars, elevating himself to one of the best players in the competition. The five around him? They speak for themselves. Josh Kelly’s ball use, Scott Pendlebury’s ability to have as much time on the ball as he needs, Andrew Gaff’s run, Danger’s x-factor and Jack Macrae’s ability to win the hard ball, is there a midfield from other states that could compete with this?


This forward line screams x-factor. Dustin Martin, Gary Ablett and Jordan De Goey could be the best three mid sized forwards in the game, imagine if they played together! Travis Boak is in career best form and Jeremy Cameron has one hand on the Coleman.


Imagine these four not being in the starting 18. Victoria’s team is stacked, and these four could make serious impact off the interchange. I certainly would be afraid to come up against a team like this.

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Backs: Jake Lloyd, Dylan Grimes, Tom Stewart

Half Backs: James Sicily, Lachie Whitfield, Robbie Tarrant

Centre: Josh Kelly, Scott Pendlebury (c) , Andrew Gaff

Half Forward: Dustin Martin, Marcus Bontempelli, Travis Boak

Forward: Jordan De Goey, Jeremy Cameron, Gary Ablett

Followers: Max Gawn, Patrick Dangerfield (VC) , Jack Macrae

Interchange: Clayton Oliver, Zach Merrett, Luke Shuey, Luke Parker 

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