Damian Balassone has come up with an Asia-Pacific team to be reckoned with. Do you agree with his selections?
B: James Gwilt (PNG), Mal Michael (PNG), Alipate Carlile (Fiji)
HB: Dannie Seow (Singapore), Paul Bower (Maori), Karmichael Hunt (Samoa/Cook Islands)
C: Dustin Martin (Maori), Brian Peake (Maori), Wayne Schwass (Maori)
HF: Paul Medhurst (Malaysia), Setanta Ó hAilpín (Fiji), Andrew Embley (Burma)
F: David Rodan (Fiji/Tonga), Aaron Edwards (Samoa), Mathew Stokes (Philippines)
R: Nic Naitanui (Fiji), Daniel Kerr (India), Peter Bell (Korea)
IC (from): Trent Dennis-Lane (Burma), Wally Koochew (China), George Tansing (China), Enrico Misso (Sri Lanka), Craig Jacotine (Sri Lanka), David Gallagher (Sri Lanka), Jordan McMahon (India), Clancee Pearce (India), Alex Silvagni (India), Sudjai Cook (Thailand), Donald Dickie (Maori), Daniel McAlister (Maori), Danny Dickfos (Maori), Brett Peake (Maori), Israel Folau (Tonga), Lin Jong (Taiwan/East Timor)
Note: Asia-Pacific is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. Its definition can vary but for this exercise I am including East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania, and excluding Russia and the Americas. The criteria I have used is i) the player has played at least one VFL/AFL game, and ii) the player was either born in one of the countries that make up the Asia-Pacific region, or has a parent or grandparent, who was born in the region. (Obviously, the one country I am excluding from the Asia-Pacific region is Australia).
I have stacked the interchange bench to gain as many inclusions as possible. Brian Peake is the obvious choice for captain. Lin Jong is the latest addition to the extended bench. Comments welcome. Are there any glaring omissions?