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Lance Franklin will wear No.67 in Indigenous Round rather than his famous No.23 - ${keywords}
Lance Franklin will wear No.67 in Indigenous Round rather than his famous No.23

SYDNEY superstar Lance Franklin will be one of 10 players to change numbers for Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round.

Franklin will abandon his usual No.23 guernsey for No.67 to commemorate the year of the referendum that ensured indigenous Australians would be counted in the census and allowed the federal government to make laws for them.

No.67 also will be worn by Brisbane Lion Cedric Cox, Collingwood's Daniel Wells, Gold Coast co-captain Steven May, Giant Zac Williams, Hawthorn's Shaun Burgoyne and Richmond's Shane Edwards, who will wear the number in the centrepiece of Indigenous Round, the Dreamtime at the 'G match.

Other players, both indigenous and non-indigenous, will wear No.50 to honour the 50th anniversary of the referendum.

Players who have been allowed to change numbers for Indigenous Round

Brisbane Lions
Dayne Beams – 50
Cedric Cox – 67

Collingwood
Daniel Wells – 67 

Gold Coast
Tom Lynch – 50
Steven May – 67

GWS
Zac Williams – 67

Hawthorn
Shaun Burgoyne – 67 

Richmond
Shane Edwards – 67 

Sydney Swans
Dane Rampe – 50
Lance Franklin – 67 

Proud to wear these boots for Indigenous round this week. Amazing artwork by @lpenrith #marngrook @adidasau 👣

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