The Wrap’s Team of Brothers

Now we know Richmond play like a Team of Brothers, but how about a real team of brothers?

B –    Rhyce Shaw – Anthony Daniher – Kevin Rose

HB – Shane Morwood – Ted Cordner – Heath Shaw

C –   Bill Twomey – Bobby Rose – Neil Cordy

HF – Paul Morwood – Dennis Cordner – Pat Twomey

F –   Nathan Ablett – Terry Daniher – Brian Cordy

R – Don Cordner – Mick Twomey – Gary Ablett Jnr

I – Ralph Rose – Chris Daniher – Bill Rose – John Cordner

C – Neale Daniher

With apologies to the Healy Bros & the Graeme Cordy who missed the cut.

The upside of this team is that you only need eight Mums to keep the jumpers, shorts & socks washed – and eight Dads to replace lost stops.

We might even get in a team of father/sons before Christmas.  If you’re up to it that is.

About John Mosig

I'm an Aussie Rules tragic who can remember, as a four year old, shaking the hand of Captain Blood in the rooms just before he ran out onto the ground after half time, as my Old Man slipped him a packet of under-the-counter Craven A cork tipped. Now it's my turn to take my grandson Ben through the ritual of character building that is the journey through PUNT ROAD to the outside world.


  1. Peter Hille says

    Materas ?
    Matthews ?
    Motlops ?
    Richards ?

  2. Krakouers?

  3. Jeez Wrap, and I thought you were an old Tiger. What about Wes and Billy Barrot?

  4. You’ve got a better memory than I have JTH, but where would you hide Wes?

    Matthews Lethal & Kelvin – good call.

    I had Ted at full back at one stage PH. Krakouers good too. They were brilliant together.

    As for Motlops & Materas – Crikey, you could have an All Star Indigenous Family team that could take on The Rest & beat them every time. I’ll give you three Riolis to start with, along with their Long relatives.

  5. Roger and Brett James,Barrie and Rodney Robran and Michael and Andrew Aish ( bit of SA flavour,Wrap )

  6. Book – Jonathon and Matthew Robran too.

  7. Colin Ritchie says

    Watson brothers, Tim and Larry.

  8. Colin Ritchie says

    Richardson brothers, Wayne and Max.

  9. Colin Ritchie says

    Alistair and Stewart Lord, Geelong

  10. Thanks Rabs yes I should have remembered Mathew and Johnno
    ( Matt and Tim T Shirt Bryson made one of the 1st Bob Neil t shirts )

  11. Doesn’t look like they’ve turned on their computers over amongst the Sand Dunes for Wednesday. You back yet Mr.B?

    Gordon & Doug Strang – father & uncle of Geoff Strang. All three played in Richmond Premiership sides.

  12. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    C’mon Wrap !! Where are Des and Stephen Ryan !!?? This is an outrage !!

  13. Surely the Cloke bros. must get a gig after today’s news that Trav is finally hanging up those wayward kicking boots

  14. Robbie & Tom Flower

  15. Cloke Bros would make a great F&S combination, too Gerry.

  16. Oh, who is their dad? Never seen or heard of him lol

  17. Jennifer Muirden says

    Wakelin brothers?! Fullback Darryl Wakelin is a 2004 Port Adelaide Premiership player and Shane Wakelin, just minutes younger than his twin brother, played in the Saints 1996 Pre-Season Premiership side at Waverly Park when we beat the Bluebaggers. One of my favourite moments as a young Sainter. Little did I know what 1997 would bring!!

  18. Luke Reynolds says

    The Burgoynes. Simon and Justin Madden. Geoff, Kevin & Gary Ablett. The Selwoods. Ray, Tony & Neville Shaw. Glen & Allen Jakovich.

    Reckon the Rocca brothers would be miffed at missing out on the spot taken by N.Ablett.

  19. David Gerry, played in the 1980 Richmond Premiership side.

    The others are coming thick & fast. Good work.

  20. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    Spiro and Tony Malakellis
    Renato and Laurie Serafini
    Brian and Sam Kekovich
    Michael and Nigel Kol
    Bruce and Ian Nankervis

  21. Was gonna say the Burgoynes, done by 20 minutes. Williams – Mark, Stephen and Anthony. R. Ebert had brother Craig.

  22. Jack and Bobby Charlton.

  23. Cat from the Country says

    Selwoods, Hockings and next gen Abletts

  24. The Flying Serafinis – good one Phil.

    Wasn’t Bobby Charlton a swimmer Mr. B? Or was that Boy Charlton?

    Speaking of North, who were the brothers who played under The Shadow of The Gasometer back in the 60s? I saw them take on Ted Whitten during one of those September night matches the VFL used to hold to extend the season for those fans who’d missed out on The Four. The lighting back then barely turned night in to twilight, and it happened down at the Members End, but that made it all the more surreal. it was real toe-to-toe stuff. Actually, they should have been in Earl’s team of thugs/bruisers. The name Carter seems to ring a bell.

  25. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Meggsy (father of recent premiership Tiger) and Russell Edwards
    Richard and Bill Cochrane
    Ray and Mark Prior
    Barry and Mark Norsworthy
    Chris and James Gowans
    Michael and Ricky O’Loughlin
    Adam and Brett Goodes
    Wayne and Daryl Schimmelbusch
    Richard and Phil Lounder
    Glynn and Daryl Hewitt

  26. Where are the senior Ablett brothers, Geoff,Kevin and GOD ?

    The Ruscucklic brother,Alex and Peter, are missing from this team.

    If we’re talking about the senior generation of the Cloke’s there’s David and Peter.

    The Essendon brothers from the 1960’s, early 1970’s, Ian and Charlie Payne don’t get a guernsey.

    The legendary Port Melbourne siblings, Kevin, Paul and Norm Goss are all missing.


  27. Wayne and Daryl Schimmelbusch (over 300 games and 2 flags between them).
    Arnold and Robert Briedis (2 flags also)

  28. Crikey, I must be getting old. How could I forget the Kellaway Bros at Tigerland. Andrew & Duncan – the bravest of the brave. To make it worse – I went to school with their old man – Peter John.

  29. Do we have a prospect of picking a team of twins ?

    I’m trying to recall if the Kol brothers, Michael and Nigel, from the 1980’s were twins.


  30. A cricket team or a hockey team Glen?

    Okay, let’s give it a go. The Waklins the Geelong Couches, The Brissy Scotts; I’m out. Anyone got any more?

  31. Paul Young says

    There’s two brothers who are ‘noticeably’ absent who played 446 games between them. That’s over 90 more than the Schimmelbusch’s.

    As for Wes Barrott, I think it’s fair to say, he was a better runner than a footballer. I reckon Wes won more sashes competing on the Victorian Athletic League circuit than games played in the VFL (4). He was most proficient at 400 to 800, especially the “unique to pro-running” distance of 550m.

  32. I love hearing those stories PY.

    Did the Yemms compete in the 550?

  33. Brett and Michael Voss. Brett initially played for Brisbane alongside Michael before continuing his career at St Kilda.

  34. Dave Nadel says

    Wrap, you missed the most famous twins of all – Alister and Stewart Lord.

    There are other twins but in the era of the draft they often play against each other. The Lonie twins, Ryan (Collingwood) and Nathan (Hawthorn and Port Adelaide), The Brown twins Nathan (Collingwood and St Kilda) and Mitch (West Coast Eagles), the Kolodjashnij twins Jake (Geelong) and Kade (Gold Coast) are three examples but I think there may be another set as well.

  35. I was trying to remember the Lord Twins Dave. I remember them well. The brotherly love e that won a Brownlow.

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