Published on September 22, 2017 7:57 pm

L-R: Port Melbourne players Shannen Lange (representing the Gippsland Power) and Dillon Viojo-Rainbow (Western Jets), and Richmond players Jacob Ballard (Northern Knights) and Ryan Garthwaite (Murray Bushrangers)

Ex-TAC Cup players in VFL GF

32 former TAC Cup players will take to the field for either Port Melbourne or Richmond in the Peter Jackson VFL ‘Love the Game’ Grand Final, based on preliminary-final teams.

There were 16 ex-TAC Cup players in each team last week, with Tigers defender Ryan Garthwaite in line to appear in a state-league Grand Final for the second straight year after being part of the Murray Bushrangers’ losing TAC Cup Grand Final side in 2016.



  • Anthony Anastasio (ex-Sandringham Dragons)
  • Chris Cain (Oakleigh Chargers)
  • Dylan Conway (Western Jets)
  • Lucas Cook (GWV Rebels)
  • Harvey Hooper (Oakleigh Chargers)
  • Ash Krakauer (Sandringham Dragons)
  • Shannen Lange (Gippsland Power)
  • Jordan Lisle (Oakleigh Chargers)
  • Damian Mascitti (Oakleigh Chargers)
  • Blake Pearson (Dandenong Stingrays)
  • Toby Pinwill (Oakleigh Chargers)
  • Hugh Sandilands (Oakleigh Chargers)
  • Luke Tynan (Gippsland Power)
  • Dillon Viojo-Rainbow (Western Jets)
  • Lachlan Waddell (Oakleigh Chargers)
  • Mitch Wooffindin (Oakleigh Chargers)



  • Jacob Ballard (Northern Knights)
  • Jake Batchelor (Dandenong Stingrays)
  • Hugh Beasley (Oakleigh Chargers)
  • Corey Ellis (Western Jets)
  • Ryan Garthwaite (Murray Bushrangers)
  • Ben Griffiths (Eastern Ranges)
  • Taylor Hunt (Sandringham Dragons)
  • Ben Lennon (Northern Knights)
  • Sam Lloyd (Geelong Falcons)
  • Shaun Mannagh (Murray Bushrangers)
  • Ivan Maric (Calder Cannons)
  • Connor Menadue (Western Jets)
  • Anthony Miles (Murray Bushrangers)
  • Callum Moore (Calder Cannons)
  • Steven Morris (Western Jets)
  • Jayden Short (Northern Knights)

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