2015 World Footy News - World Team
Thursday, December 31 2015 @ 08:00 PM ACDT
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
The AFL's All Australian team was announced back in September. State of Origin football is in a long hiatus - but theoretical State teams are announced each year - the ones on the AFL Player's Association site here for 2015 are worth a look. They take in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia as well as an Allies team (NT, Tasmania, ACT, Queensland and NSW).
But what about the rest of the world? If the Rest of the World were to play against any of the teams above, what is the best team they could muster? Using the International Cup eligibility rules we have named the 2015 World Team (so this does not include foreign born but Australian raised players). As with the International Cup the coach can be Australian but should have a strong link with international football. We intend this team to be an annual announcement going forward.
In addition to those currently on AFL lists there are two players that have played in premierships in the O&MFL the past two seasons after having previously played with AFL clubs and three players named on the interchange bench that have all played in the International Cup for their country and also played senior footy in strong Victorian leagues in 2015.
Here is our 2015 World Team