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THE FOOTY SHOW - MAX GAWN MAKES HIS RETURN - TONIGHT AFTER ORIGIN

It'll be another massive night of sport on The Footy Show after tonight's State of Origin game on Channel Nine.

 

Footy Show favourite and Demons big man Max Gawn will be on the panel ahead of his huge return to the game against West Coast this Saturday night after being sidelined with a hamstring injury for three months.

 

St Kilda forward Josh Bruce will join Gawn on the panel after their crucial win over North Melbourne on the weekend. The Footy Show'svery own legend of the game, Billy Brownless, will round out the lineup for another big night.

 

The fifth and final Telstra Footy Smarts contestant, 19-year-old Dylan Ballarin, will go face-to-face with quizmaster Hutchison in an attempt to achieve a high enough score to take him through to the grand final next week. Rory O'Neill has the highest score so far with 16/20 and Mick Karpouzisis in second place with 15/20. Can Dylan crack the top two?

 

The best newsbreaker in the game, Damian Barrett, sits down exclusively with Gold Coast's Michael Barlow who broke his leg for the second time on the weekend.

 

The panel will ask the players their opinion on the stoush between Hutchy and Nathan Buckley on Monday night's Footy Classified over the media's relationship with AFL clubs, including "door stopping" to get exclusives.

 

Plus all the fallout from the Hall Of Fame, and the Footy Show team celebrate Gary Ablett's 300th game.  

 

Fan favourite segments Sam's Mailbag and Almost Footy Legends return, and there's another round of Lou's Handball- all on The Footy Show tonight after Sate of Origin on Channel Nine.