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Stars to pick teams in revamped AFLX

Will Hoskin-Elliott gets a kick away during the 2018 AFLX tournament in Adelaide - AFLX,AFL,Collingwood Magpies
Will Hoskin-Elliott gets a kick away during the 2018 AFLX tournament in Adelaide

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 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.

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.