Kane Cornes has named his ‘may never play again’ 22 on SEN.com – a side comprised of players who might have played their last AFL game following the league shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Similar to Cornes’ piece, Zero Hanger revealed the 10 AFL Stars who might have played their last game on Thursday.
The former Port Adelaide star explained that clubs will have to make significant squad cutbacks if list sizes are reduced.
“The reality is, if list sizes may come down, which I think they will say from 45 to 35, there’s 10 spots across 18 clubs. 180 list spots that won’t be available,” Cornes explained on SEN’s The Match Committee.
“Then you couple that with clubs wanting the best available talent in the draft. So 60-70 will still come in so all of a sudden there’s a 250 player swing of players that we once saw and now we won’t.
“So players who would get a one-year deal now may not.”
Cornes ‘may never play again’ 22
B: Ben Reid (Collingwood), Jordan Roughead (Collingwood), James Frawley (Hawthorn)
HB: Grant Birchall (Brisbane), Harry Taylor (Geelong), Heath Shaw (GWS)
C: David Mundy (Fremantle), Gary Ablett (Geelong), Bachar Houli (Richmond)
HF: Shaun Burgoyne (Hawthorn), Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide), Mitch Wallis (Western Bulldogs)
F: Eddie Betts (Carlton), Josh Kennedy (West Coast), Brad Ebert (Port Adelaide)
R: Matthew Kreuzer (Carlton), Nathan Jones (Melbourne), Josh Kennedy (Sydney)
IC: Jake Carlisle (St Kilda), Paul Puopolo (Hawthorn), Josh Jenkins (Geelong), Stephen Hill (Fremantle)