MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - MAY 06: Dustin Martin of the Tigers and Nat Fyfe of the Dockers compete for the ball during the 2018 AFL round seven match between the Richmond Tigers and the Fremantle Dockers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)

With the AFL’s State of Origin match between Victoria and the All-Stars set for Friday February 28, we’ve listed 10 matchups we want to see at the opening bounce.

While the teams are yet to be announced for the once-off charity match, these are the dream contests we want to see.

In no particular order, here are the 10 dream Origin matchups we want to see:


10. Max Gawn vs. Brodie Grundy

A matchup that we have seen before but nonetheless one we want to see again.

This time the duo will be followed by elite midfield groups giving a more equal battleground for the big men to do their work.

Gawn will no longer be handicapped by Melbourne’s struggling engine room as opposed to Grundy’s elite midfield at the Pies which may give us a more even look at the pairing.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 10: Brodie Grundy of the Magpies and Max Gawn of the Demons compete for the ball during the 2019 AFL round 12 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Melbourne Demons at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 10, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)