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AFL unveils 40-man All Australian squad for 2019

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26th August, 2019
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The 40-man squad for this year’s All Australian squad has been revealed, with the actual 22-man side set to be revealed on Wednesday night.

With 20 members of the squad never being selected before, only nine players from last year’s side have been nominated again. Rory Laird, Alex Rance, Lachie Whitfield, Steele Sidebottom, Lance Franklin, Robbie Gray, Jack Gunston, Jack Riewoldt, Luke Bruest, Tom Mitchell, Clayton Oliver, Shaun Higgins and Shane Edwards all received blazers last season, but were not considered for selection this year.

Three clubs have missed out on nominees entirely, the most surprising of which being finalists Essendon. Gold Coast and St Kilda were also overlooked.

West Coast lead the way with seven nominations, while Gary Ablett is a chance to secure a record-breaking ninth All Australian spot, which would make him the most selected player post-carnival era ahead of his father, Robert Harvey and Mark Ricciuto.

Minor premiers Geelong have six nominations, while surprise packets Brisbane have been rewarded with five.

Nominees by club

Adelaide Crows: Daniel Talia
Brisbane Lions: Harris Andrews, Charlie Cameron, Hugh McCluggage, Lachie Neale, Dayne Zorko
Carlton: Patrick Cripps
Collingwood: Brodie Grundy, Scott Pendlebury, Adam Treloar
Essendon:
Fremantle: Nat Fyfe, Michael Watlers
Geelong Cats: Gary Ablett, Mark Blicavs, Patrick Dangerfield, Tom Hawkins, Tim Kelly, Tom Stewart
Gold Coast Suns:
GWS Giants: Jeremy Cameron, Nick Haynes
Hawthorn: James Sicily
Melbourne: Max Gawn
North Melbourne: Ben Brown, Ben Cunnington
Port Adelaide: Travis Boak
Richmond: Bachar Houli, Dylan Grimes, Dustin Martin, Dion Prestia
St Kilda:
Sydney Swans: Dane Rampe
West Coast Eagles: Jack Darling, Andrew Gaff, Shannon Hurn, Jeremy McGovern, Brad Sheppard, Luke Shuey, Elliot Yeo
Western Bulldogs: Marcus Bontempelli, Josh Dunkley, Jack Macrae