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AFL announces 40-man All Australian squad

  • AFL announces 40-man All Australian squad

    GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 04: Joel Selwood of the Cats in action ahead of Patrick Dangerfield of the Cats during the 2016 AFL Round 11 match between the Geelong Cats and the GWS Giants at Simonds Stadium on June 4, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The AFL has released a preliminary 40-man All Australian squad that features 24 potential debutants.

Adelaide superstar Rory Sloane, Richmond gun Dustin Martin, Greater Western Sydney co-captain Callan Ward and Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn are among the players in the mix to earn All-Australian honours for the first time.

Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury, Geelong veteran Corey Enright and Sydney superstar Lance Franklin are in line for a sixth All-Australian gong.

Brisbane and Essendon were the only clubs without at least one representative.

The final 22-man squad will be revealed on Thursday.

40-MAN ALL AUSTRALIAN SQUAD

ADELAIDE: Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins, Rory Laird, Tom Lynch, Rory Sloane, Daniel Talia

CARLTON: Sam Docherty, Kade Simpson

COLLINGWOOD: Scott Pendlebury, Adam Treloar

FREMANTLE: Lachie Neale

GEELONG: Patrick Dangerfield, Corey Enright, Joel Selwood

GOLD COAST: Tom Lynch

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY: Stephen Coniglio, Toby Greene, Tom Scully, Heath Shaw, Callan Ward

HAWTHORN: Jack Gunston, Sam Mitchell, Cyril Rioli

MELBOURNE: Max Gawn

NORTH MELBOURNE: Robbie Tarrant

PORT ADELAIDE: Jasper Pittard

RICHMOND: Dustin Martin, Alex Rance

ST KILDA: Jack Steven

SYDNEY: Lance Franklin, Dan Hannebery, Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker, Dane Rampe

WEST COAST: Andrew Gaff, Josh Kennedy, Jeremy McGovern, Luke Shuey

WESTERN BULLDOGS: Marcus Bontempelli, Matthew Boyd

BRISBANE: Nil

ESSENDON: Nil.

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