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For so long a staple in the typical football week, we must sit and wait for the return of the flurry of line-ups dropping at 6.20pm AEST.


So instead, we're focusing on one match-up.

Two experts Matthew Lloyd and Kane Cornes selected their best line-ups they shared the field with during their careers.


B: Damien Hardwick, Dustin Fletcher, Gavin Wanganeen
HB: Mark Thompson, Sean Wellman, Mark Harvey
C: Adam Ramanauskas, Joe Misiti, Gary O'Donnell
HF: Mark Mercuri, Scott Lucas, Blake Caracella
F: Darren Bewick, Paul Salmon, Michael Long
R: David Hille, James Hird, Jason Johnson
Inter: Jobe Watson, Dean Solomon, Justin Blumfield, Steven Alessio

A premiership player in 2000, 15 of Lloyd's 21 teammates on the day made the cut with Hille (debut in 2001) getting the nod over John Barnes. Wellman was selected over All-Australians Michael Hurley and Cale Hooker, two players Lloyd shared the field with late in his career before he retired in 2009. Lloyd missed Tim Watson but played with son Jobe, who was the most recently retired player selected. Given Lloyd debuted in 1995, he got to spend two seasons with Thompson, while O'Donnell and Harvey also retired before the 2000 flag. Brownlow medallist Wanganeen was already at Port Adelaide and Salmon enjoying a stint at Hawthorn by that stage.

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B: Gavin Wanganeen, Darryl Wakelin, Michael Wilson
HB: Peter Burgyone, Chad Cornes, Brett Montgomery
C: Roger James, Josh Carr, Travis Boak
HF: Byron Pickett, Warren Tredrea, Stuart Dew
F: Robbie Gray, Jay Schulz, Chad Wingard
R: Matthew Primus, Shaun Burgoyne, Josh Francou
Inter: Brendon Lade, Damien Hardwick, Justin Westhoff, Nick Stevens 

A total of 15 of Cornes' 2004 premiership teammates made the cut in his greatest line-up. The entire back six from the triumph over Brisbane remain, while Boak forces himself onto a wing. Cornes, who retired after 300 games in 2015, saw Boak's two All-Australian seasons first-hand in 2013 and 2014. Primus and Francou missed nearly the entire 2004 season through injury and were also picked, with ruckman Dean Brogan and midfielders Jarrad Schofield and Dom Cassisi among those to miss. The half-forward line from the flag picks itself, while the entire full-forward line is selected from recent times with Cornes having a front row seat to Wingard and Gray's Showdown exploits. Stevens spent three seasons at Port Adelaide (2001-2003) alongside Cornes before departing for Carlton.

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