Bradley Hill and Jade Gresham have been selected for the star-studded State of Origin Bushfire Game.

The two teammates will turn rivals next Friday night, with Hill representing the All Stars and Gresham, Victoria.

Both were hand-picked by respective coaches John Longmire and Damien Hardwick to star alongside the competition’s best players.

Next week’s event will raise funds for those affected by the ongoing bushfire crisis, with all proceeds raised supporting local footy clubs and communities in fire-affected areas.

Senior coach and three-time Victorian representative, Brett Ratten, said he was delighted to see the pair take to the field.

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“It’s a great opportunity for Gresh and Hilly to play alongside the best players in our game,” Ratten told

“There is something very special about representative footy and this game in particular, is about so much more.”

With a practice match scheduled against Hawthorn on the same night in Morwell, it will have very little impact on what we would have planned for these guys in regard to their preparation for Round 1.

- Brett Ratten

Hill and Gresham will be the first to represent the Saints under the State of Origin banner since 1999, where Nathan Burke, Peter Everitt and Andrew Thompson donned the Big V.

The State of Origin Bushfire Game will take place on Friday 28 February at Marvel Stadium.

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