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Ireland, Canada dominate International Cup 2014 World Teams

2014 International Cup Grand Finalists Michael Finn, captain of Ireland (left) and John James, captain of PNG (right) pose for a photograph with the 2014 AFL International Cup at Royal Park, Melbourne on August 22, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Ireland's Mick Finn (left) has been named captain of the men's International Cup 2014 World Team

PLAYERS from Canada and Ireland have dominated the men's and women's World Teams announced ahead of the AFL International Cup 2014 finals to be played on Saturday.

Eleven Canadian players were selected in total (nine women and two men) while 10 Irish players (six women, four men) were named in the teams of the tournament.

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Amy Legault from Canada was named captain of the women's team and Mick Finn from Ireland was honoured with captaincy of the men's team.

The International Cup 2014 Grand Finals will be played on Saturday. Canada Northern Lights will take on Ireland in the women's decider from 2.10pm at Punt Road Oval, followed by Ireland v Papua New Guinea in the men's final on the MCG as the curtain-raiser for the Hawthorn-Geelong clash.

Women’s Team
B: Alexa Blatnik (USA), Malia Afuha’Amango (Tonga), Catherine Georgiadis (USA Liberty)   
HB: Fiona Roarty (Ireland), Salote Matakibau (Fiji), Hilary Perry (Canada)
C: Emma Dickinson (Canada), Amy Legault (C)(Canada), Paula Keatley (Ireland)
R: Hallie Lee (USA), Laura Corrigan (VC)(Ireland), Emma Kelly (Ireland)
HF: Veronica Fernandez (Canada), Kirsten Bodashefsky (Canada), Kendra Heil (Canada)
F: Sara Edwards-Rohner (USA), Aimee Hazely (Ireland), Kim Hemenway (USA)
INT: Renee Tong (Canada), Lara Hilmi (Canada), Gill Behan (Ireland), Danah Arnold (Canada)

Men’s Team
B: Ben Miller (NZ), John Ikupu (PNG), Asanda Funda (SA)
HB: Brendan Browne (Ireland), Peni Mahina (Tonga), Khayalethu Sikiti (SA)
C: Nathan Strom (Canada), Gideon Simon (VC)(PNG), Saleh Tyebjee (USA)
R: Mick Finn (C) (Ireland), Tshoboko Moagi (SA), Andrew Howison (NZ)
HF: Luke Matias (GB), Padraig Lucey (Ireland), Jonas Amwano (Nauru)
F: Jiuta Vatutei (Fiji), Amua Pirika (PNG), Sam Willatt (GB)
INT: Neil Casey (Canada), David Stynes (Ireland), Aaron Harris (NZ), Dan Lehane (USA)