AFL X: New Zealand vs Australia
22 Jan, 2019
AFL X will burst onto the field at Marvel Stadium in a one-night only AFLX tournament in February 2019.
EDDIE Betts, Patrick Dangerfield, Nat Fyfe and Jack Riewoldt will captain four teams and pick their squad via a live draft.
AFLX 2019, a fast and exciting version of Australian Football, is played on a rectangular field at Marvel Stadium on Friday, February 22 and aims to showcase the unique and most thrilling aspects of the game to engage new fans.
As some of the biggest names in the game Betts, Dangerfield, Fyfe and Riewoldt have been chosen to captain teams as they showcase their remarkable skills, super powers and entertaining playing styles.
AFLX is played on rugby-sized pitches, have seven players per side (with three per side on the interchange), and consist of quarters lasting no longer than 10 minutes.
The new version of the game could suit the New Zealand market with the opportunity to host key events on grounds such as, Eden Park in Auckland and Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
With a number of players with New Zealand heritage playing in the AFL, we chose our best seven players that could represent New Zealand in a match against the Aussies.