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UPDATE: Friday 25 August, 9am
Collingwood's representation in the upcoming AFL Women's State of Origin game has increased to six with Moana Hope and Sarah D'Arcy being added to the Victorian squad.

The pair of dangerous forwards join a host of teammates already preparing to pull on the Big V. Collingwood captain Steph Chiocci, Jasmin Garner and Jamiee Lambert will play for their home state, as will Emma King who will represent the Allies.

Hope brings an element of the x-factor to the Etihad Stadium clash scheduled for Saturday 2 September. The match will mark almost a year to the day the 29-year-old starred with six goals for the Western Bulldogs in a pre-AFLW exhibition game. 

D'Arcy meanwhile, has been selected after an impressive debut AFL Women's season. The Eastern Devil averaged 10.9 disposals per game as one of the brightest young stars in the competition's inaugural season.

The pair of included Magpies will be in familiar territory next week as they prepare for their Victorian debuts. The team, coached by Melbourne's Debbie Lee, will hold an open training session at the Holden Centre on Friday 1 September.



Moana Hope will swap her Black and White for the Big V on Saturday 2 September. Image: AFL Photos.

ORIGINAL: Tuesday 14 August, 5:30pm 
All Australian ruck and West Australian native Emma King will take on local teammates Steph Chiocci, Jasmine Garner and Jaimee Lambert when states collide for the upcoming 2017 NAB AFL Women’s State of Origin match.

The Victorians and Allies will go head-to-head during the Celebration of Football Week at 7.40pm on Saturday 2 September at Etihad Stadium.

Collingwood’s four representatives will join some of AFLW’s best talent from across the nation to showcase their skills, with NAB Supergoals introduced for goals kicked from beyond 40 meters.

The final squads of 22, initially based on the 2017 Virgin Australia AFL Women’s All Australian squad, have been updated with the omission of players due to injury.

Collingwood’s Sarah D’Arcy and Jess Duffin (nee Cameron) will now sit-out the competition giving other top performers the opportunity to represent their state.

Entry to the State of Origin match will be free of charge and broadcast live nationally on the Seven Network and FOXTEL/FOX FOOTY.

NAB AFL Women’s State of Origin squads

Victoria         
Sarah Perkins              Adelaide        
Kaitlyn Ashmore        Brisbane
Lauren Arnell             Carlton           
Brianna Davey            Carlton           
Alison Downie            Carlton           
Sarah Hosking            Carlton
Nicola Stevens            Carlton
Steph Chiocci             Collingwood
Jasmine Garner           Collingwood
Jamiee Lambert          Collingwood
Moana Hope               Collingwood
Sarah D'Arcy              Collingwood
Kara Donnellan          Fremantle
Jess Dal Pos                GWS  
Alicia Eva                   GWS  
Karen Paxman            Melbourne     
Daisy Pearce               Melbourne   
Melissa Hickey           Melbourne     
Lily Mithen                 Melbourne      
Ellie Blackburn           Western Bulldogs
Emma Kearney           Western Bulldogs
Lauren Spark              Western Bulldogs

Allies 
Chelsea Randall                      Adelaide
Ebony Marinoff                      Adelaide
Courtney Cramey                   Adelaide
Stevie-Lee Thompson            Adelaide
Sabrina Frederick-Traub        Brisbane
Emily Bates                            Brisbane
Emma Zielke                          Brisbane
Jess Wuetschner                     Brisbane
Kate McCarthy                       Brisbane
Leah Kaslar                            Brisbane
Sam Virgo                              Brisbane
Tayla Harris                            Carlton
Emma King                            Collingwood
Ebony Antonio                       Fremantle
Kirby Bentley                         Fremantle
Dana Hooker                           Fremantle
Erin McKinnon                       GWS
Emma Swanson                      GWS
Renee Tomkins                       GWS
Elise O'Dea                             Melbourne
Bianca Jakobsson                   Melbourne
Katie Brennan                         Western Bulldogs



Emma King will trade her Black and White stripes for an Allies guernsey at Etihad Stadium in September. Image: AFL Photos.