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Dons named for Australia

Zach Merrett was named in the 2017 All Australian side. - Zach Merrett
Zach Merrett was named in the 2017 All Australian side.

Brendon Goddard and Zach Merrett have been named in the Australian side to take on Ireland in the International Rules Series.

Merrett was named in the All Australian for the first time last month, while Goddard finished second in the Crichton Medal.

Australia will host Ireland at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday November 12 and then at Domain Stadium on Saturday November 18.

The squad:

Gary Ablett (Gold Coast Suns), Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows), Travis Boak (Port Adelaide), Shaun Burgoyne (Hawthorn), Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats), Nathan Fyfe (Fremantle), Brendon Goddard (Essendon), Toby Greene (GWS Giants), Michael Hibberd (Melbourne), Rory Laird (Adelaide Crows), Zach Merrett (Essendon), Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood), Paddy Ryder (Port Adelaide), Joel Selwood (Geelong Cats), Rory Sloane (Adelaide Crows), Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide), Dayne Zorko (Brisbane Lions).