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Who would make State of Origin sides?

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 26: Travis Boak of the Power kicks a goal during the 2019 AFL round 06 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Adelaide Oval on April 26, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Photos)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 26: Travis Boak of the Power kicks a goal during the 2019 AFL round 06 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Adelaide Oval on April 26, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Photos)

This story originally appeared on alf.com.au

THE afl.com.au staff writers have had their say on who they believe would make the various State of Origin sides.

Allies: Dougal Howard's ability to play at either end of the ground in key positions is handy, but he's behind a couple of others for those roles. Key forward Charlie Dixon would've been in the mix, but he's a number of weeks away from returning from a broken leg.

South Australia: Co-captain Tom Jonas would be a walk-up start if it wasn't for a calf injury. The same goes for vice-captain Hamish Hartlett (hamstring), while young defender Ryan Burton also has a hamstring injury. Scott Lycett and Justin Westhoff are strong chances, Connor Rozee's made an impressive start to his AFL career and Sam Gray is around the mark as a small forward.

Victoria: Former skipper Travis Boak is in career-best form and demands a spot in the midfield or half-forward. Robbie Gray would've been considered, but he has been battling a hand injury.

Western Australia: Ruck/forward Paddy Ryder would be in the WA side, while midfield bull Sam Powell-Pepper probably just misses out.

In a nutshell: A strong presence in the SA team, as expected, with a representative in the Victorian and WA sides as well.