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Patrick Dangerfield will captain team Bolt in AFLX - Geelong Cats
Patrick Dangerfield will captain team Bolt in AFLX

A POOL of 100 players from around the competition will be available to play in next year's one-night AFLX tournament, with teams to be selected by some of the AFL's biggest names.

The League on Sunday released details on their plans for the Marvel Stadium event on February 22, confirming AFL.com.au's report from last month that Adelaide's Eddie Betts, Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield, Fremantle's Nat Fyfe and Richmond's Jack Riewoldt will captain and hand-pick the teams.

 

Each team has been named to match up with a standout attribute of its captain, with Dangerfield to lead the Bolts due to his explosive pace, Fyfe to captain the Flyers because of his marking strength and Riewoldt to steer the Rampage due to his capacity to break tackles and go hard in the air.

Betts' side will be called the Deadlys and be an all-indigenous line-up.

"The Deadlys will be just that, deadly," Betts said.

"Captaining a team of the best indigenous men’s talent in the country is such an honour for me, especially when it falls at the end of our AFL Indigenous All Stars Summit giving us the opportunity to play all together." 

There will be a live draft event ahead of the AFLX competition where the four captains will choose their team from the 100 players made available for the games. 

The captains can't choose more than four players from a single AFL club for their team, with each line-up to consist of 14 players, with eight on the field and six on the bench. 

The matches will be two 10-minute halves, with 10-point super goals also returning after being an element of this year's inaugural AFLX contests.

A Grand Final will finish the night's games between the top two ranked teams.

Earlier on Sunday, each of the captains took to social media to tease their team logos. 

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