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 Tom Huntley.Dejected Victorian players after losing to the SANFL last year. Picture: Tom Huntley.

From localfooty.com.au and the Preston Leader
Reported by Tim Michell

A LENGTHY drought will be broken or history made when the Victorian Football League and West Australian Football League clash on Saturday at North Port Oval.

The VFL last triumphed in a representative match in 2012, when it thrashed the Tasmanian State League by 108 points, with its four-year winless run started by the WAFL in 2013.

Meanwhile, the WAFL has never won a state game in Victoria, beaten in 23 matches since it first took on the VFL on away soil in 1904.

Nine players with AFL experience will pull on the Big V jumper this weekend, including Cam O’Shea (Northern Blues), Eli Templeton (Port Melbourne) and Andrew Moore (Box Hill Hawks).

 

From the AFL.com.au
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VFL 2016 1st Semi Final - Williamstown v Sandringham

FORMER Saint Eli Templeton heads a list of ex-AFL players who are lining up for Victoria in a state representative game between the VFL and the WAFL on Saturday. 

Templeton – who was delisted by the Saints last year - is in sizzling form in the VFL and has had more disposals than any other player.  

Other former AFL players named in the VFL squad are Templeton's old St Kilda teammate Brodie Murdoch, delisted Port defender Cam O'Shea, and former Port and Richmond mid Andrew Moore.  

There are 14 former AFL players in the WAFL squad, including ex-Bomber Leroy Jetta.  

Jetta was delisted by Essendon at the end of 2014 but had to sit out of football last year due to the widespread doping ban that was served to 34 past and present Bombers involved in the club's now infamous 2012 supplements program.

The game is on at North Port Oval from 2.10pm AEST and will be broadcast live on Channel Seven from 2pm.

Check out the full squads below. 

 

From localfooty.com.au - Reported by Paul Amy
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HAVING lost its past three matches, the VFL is out to restore its standing in the state leagues when it hosts the WAFL at North Port Oval on Saturday.

Here are the players the Vics are leaning on to defeat the best of the west.

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Sam Switkowski (Box Hill Hawks): much improved player who has established himself in a strong Hawks team. There isn’t much of him but there is no better tackler in the VFL, a feature of the pressure he bears as a small forward.

Nick Rippon tackles Richmond's Nathan Drummond. Picture: Michael Klein

Nick Rippon (North Ballarat): consistent and classy wingman who won the JJ Liston Trophy in 2015. Went forward to slot three goals against the SANFL last year.

Tom O’Sullivan (Port Melbourne): crafty onballer who uses his hands with the dexterity of a pickpocket. The son of long-time Carlton official and former VFA player Shane.

Nick Hind (Essendon): been a surprise package for the Dons this season and richly deserved his squad selection. The pacy defender/onballer joined Essendon from Ballarat club East Point last year.

 

VFL Round 6

SATURDAY MAY 20

(Dev League) Williamstown vs Werribee at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 11am

North Ballarat vs Werribee at Eureka Stadium 1pm

Coburg vs Essendon at Piranha Park 1pm

(Development League Coburg vs Box Hill Hawks at 9:30am)

Northern Blues vs Sandringham at Preston 2pm

(Development League Match at 11am)

Footscray vs Geelong at Whitten Oval 2:10pm (Channel 7)

Collingwood vs Box Hill Hawks at Holden Centre 3:45pm (3WBC)

Casey Demons vs Port Melbourne at Casey Fields 7pm (Casey Radio)

(Development League Match at 4pm)

SUNDAY MAY 21

Williamstown vs Richmond at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 2pm (VFL Live)

 

 

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