AFL players eligible for 2017 VFL finals series, AFL finals, Anthony Miles – Australia News

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Richmond’s Anthony Miles. Picture: Michael Klein

WHAT a time to be alive for Richmond supporters.

Not only is their AFL team in excellent health and shape heading into a highly-anticipated finals series, their VFL team is also right in the premiership mix — and will have a strong list of players to choose from.

The VFL this week released the list of players eligible for the first week of the VFL finals, with the fifth-placed Tigers in a luxurious position.

Of the Tigers’ eligible finals players, 23 are on the club’s AFL list — the most of the six VFL teams with an AFL-club alignment that will feature in the finals.

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE LIST OF AFL-LISTED PLAYERS ELIGIBLE FOR VFL FINALS WEEK 1

Richmond’s list is headlined by ball magnet Anthony Miles, who has struggled to hold his spot in the Tigers’ AFL team yet starred at VFL level to become one of the favourites for the league’s best and fairest award the JJ Liston Medal. From his seven VFL games, Miles has kicked 7.7 and averaged 32 disposals, seven marks, six inside 50s and five tackles.

Sam Lloyd and Ivan Maric are two experienced players that could be selected, while youngsters Jayden Short, Shai Bolton and Tyson Stengle are also eligible.

But whether recent goalkicking hero Jacob Townsend, who has booted 11.1 from his two most recent AFL games, sees any VFL time remains to be seen.

Jacob Townsend has played in Richmond’s past two AFL games.

Jacob Townsend has played in Richmond’s past two AFL games.Source:AAP

At the Casey Demons, Angus Brayshaw could be a handy finals inclusion. The Melbourne on-baller…

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