A number of O and M teams could benefit as the coronavirus crisis continues to plunder the world.
Carlton ended its alignment with VFL affiliate Northern Blues on Thursday amid uncertainty around the VFL this year.
Richmond has suspended its program, while all football is cancelled until May 31.
Of course, there's not one area of life which hasn't been affected by coronavirus.
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Two O and M players were part of the Northern Blues in Wodonga Raiders' midfielder Dylan Clarke and two-time Wangaratta best and fairest Joe Richards.
Both players have their home outfits as their second club, meaning if the VFL didn't go ahead, while the O and M did, they could play the entire season locally.
"It depends on whether Carlton have a reserve grade, if they do I'll probably just go there, if not, I'll just go back to the Ovens and Murray," Richards said.
Wangaratta Rovers have the greatest number of VFL-listed players with nine, including Richmond duo Nathan Copper and Charlie Thompson.
If they do I'll probably just go there, if not, I'll just go back to the Ovens and Murray,Joe Richards, if Carlton fields reserve grade
"I am partially planning for it (VFL) not to go back, you look at the costs, the Northern Blues folded, for example, terrible, it's really up in the air," Thompson said.
If the Tigers don't return to the field, Thompson will be a full-time Hawk.
"Absolutely, which is pretty exciting, I've spoken to 'Crezza' about it a few times on the phone," he said.
"I went up and watched a 'praccie' game against Mooroopna and looking at our list, I'd love to get up and play."
Cooper, Hawks' best and fairest runner-up, has already played a Rovers' practice game.
"We had a Rovers' training session here in Melbourne (prior to the training ban), and we had a few of the Werribee guys, like Ryan Hebron, and we were all looking forward to playing at Rovers."
If the season starts in June, the Hawks won't be able to field too many VFL players due to player points.