The AFL Players’ Association unveiled the provisional 40-man squad for the 22under22 on Tuesday night. The squad is a list of the league’s best young talent and will all undoubtedly be household names in a few years.
The AFLPA are inviting the public to pick their own 22under22 teams, which will ultimately help to decide the composition of the final team.
In the spirit of having a go, here are Zero Hanger’s picks for the AFL’s best 22under22 team.
After a few arguments at Zero Hanger headquarters, we decided to bend the rules slightly and pick three emergencies.
FB: Luke McDonald (North Melbourne), Oscar McDonald (Melbourne), Harris Andrews (Brisbane)
HB: Callum Mills (Sydney), Jake Lever (Adelaide), Ryan Burton (Hawthorn)
C: Zach Merrett (Essendon) (VC), Patrick Cripps (Carlton), Josh Kelly (GWS)
HF: Jack Billings (St Kilda), Eric Hipwood (Brisbane), Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
FF: Tom Papley (Sydney), Charlie Curnow (Carlton), Jack Martin (Gold Coast)
R: Peter Wright (Gold Coast), Matt Crouch (Adelaide), Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs) (C)
I/C: Jayden Hunt (Melbourne), Christian Petracca (Melbourne), Clayton Oliver (Melbourne), Daniel Rioli (Richmond)
EMG: Isaac Heeney (Sydney), Andrew McGrath (Essendon), Darcy Moore (Collingwood)
Did we miss anyone? Leave a comment below.