Three premiership Tigers in AFLX squad

Dan Butler, Jason Castagna and Nathan Broad are the only premiership players to feature in Richmond's AFLX squad.

Richmond have named just three premiership players in their AFLX squad, as clubs continue to opt for youthful teams to take part in the new concept.

Dan Butler, Jason Castagna and Nathan Broad feature in a 15-man squad for Saturday night's round-robin at Sydney's Allianz Stadium.

Broad will miss the first three games of the AFL season as he serves a club-imposed ban for circulating a nude picture without permission after the Tigers' grand final win over Adelaide.

The Western Bulldogs, Greater Western Sydney, Gold Coast, Sydney and Brisbane are the other teams taking part in Saturday night's tournament.

Jack Redpath, with 34 AFL games to his name, will lead a 12-man Bulldogs squad who tally a total of 65 senior matches between them.

Lachie Whitfield and Tom Scully are the most-experienced hands in a Giants' squad containing the club's latest first-round draft pick Aiden Bonar.

Aged 21, Touk Miller has been chosen to captain a Suns squad also featuring Sam Day, who will play his first competitive match since a horror hip injury ruled him out of the 2017 season.

The Swans have named the maximum 20 players in their squad, with Dane Rampe, Sam Reid and Nick Smith the most-experienced campaigners.

Mitch Robinson and Daniel Rich are the notable inclusions for the Lions, who haven't included No.1 draft pick Cam Rayner.

Source: AAP

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