Ballantyne added to International Rules side

Ballantyne will join teammate David Mundy in a talent-filled side tackling Ireland later this month. Picture – Martin Kennealey.
Ballantyne will join teammate David Mundy in a talent-filled side tackling Ireland later this month. Picture – Martin Kennealey.

FREMANTLE forward Hayden Ballantyne has been added to the Australian side to play Ireland in a one-off test at Croke Park in Dublin on November 21.

Ballantyne was called in to replace Port Adelaide’s Chad Wingard, who will continue rehabilitation for a minor knee complaint.

The feisty forward, who booted 15 goals from 15 games in 2015, will join Dockers teammate David Mundy in the the 22-man squad.

Australia will aim to defend the Cormac Macanallen Trophy it won on home soil last year with a squad again made up of All Australian Players.

They will be guided by leading coaches Alastair Clarkson, Ross Lyon and Chris Scott.

Australian squad: Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle), Eddie Betts (Adelaide), Grant Birchall (Hawthorn), Luke Bruest (Hawthorn), Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong), Dustin Fletcher (Essendon), Andrew Gaff (West Coast), Brendon Goddard (Essendon), Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide), Dyson Heppell (Essendon), Luke Hodge (Hawthorn), Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn), Leigh Montagna (St Kilda), David Mundy (Fremantle), Robert Murphy (Western Bulldogs), Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda), Tom Rockliff (Brisbane), Jarryd Roughead (Hawthorn), Nick Smith (Sydney), Jake Stringer (Western Bulldogs), Harry Taylor (Geelong), Easton Wood (Western Bulldogs).