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Brown a starter for AFL Fame game

09/05/2008 01:58:43 PM Comments (0)

Victorian captain Jonathan Brown says he is a certain starter for Saturday night's AFL Hall Of Fame tribute match at the MCG.

Brown had been under a cloud with quadricep soreness but said he had proved his fitness to himself at training.

"I'm playing, I'm right to go, I did my fitness test (Thursday) and pulled up well," Brown said.

Brown said he had no doubts at all about the quadricep.

"If you can kick goals from 50 metres there's nothing too much wrong with your quad," he said.

"I'm 100 per cent confident, I feel a lot better for doing that (Thursday) and I'm ready to go.

"If I was playing for Brisbane I'd be playing so I'm very keen to go."

Brown said it was a huge honour to be leading Victoria against the Dream Team and he said the feeling in the build-up to the game was similar to that in grand final week.

While Brown will play, Brad Johnson and Nick Dal Santo have been forced out through injuries, after Gary Ablett was ruled out earlier in the week.

The other two players cut from the Victorian squad when the 25-man teams were Jarryd Roughead and Brad Sewell.

For the Dream Team, Luke McPharlin and Tadhg Kennelly were forced out through injury, while Nathan Bassett, Daniel Cross and Corey Enright were omitted from the squad.

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