The AFL have released its 40-man preliminary All-Australian squad, with Sydney and Hawthorn unsurprisingly having the most representatives.
AFL premiership favourites Sydney and Hawthorn have dominated the 40-man All-Australian shortlist, with both clubs having five representatives in the squad.
The AFL released its preliminary squad on Tuesday ahead of the announcement of the final 22-man list on September 16.
Melbourne were the only club not to have a representative in the squad, while North Melbourne only had one despite finishing in sixth.
Only six of last year’s side made this years squad of 40 , with Gary Ablett (Gold Coast), Travis Boak (Port Adelaide), Jarryd Roughead (Hawthorn), Harry Taylor (Geelong), Joel Selwood (Geelong) and Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood) all gunning for back-to-back honours.
40-MAN ALL-AUSTRALIAN PRELIMINARY SQUAD
Adelaide: Eddie Betts, Sam Jacobs, Brodie Smith, Daniel Talia
Brisbane: Tom Rockliff
Carlton: Bryce Gibbs
Collingwood: Dayne Beams, Scott Pendlebury
Essendon: Dyson Heppell, Cale Hooker
Fremantle: Hayden Ballantyne, Nat Fyfe, Aaron Sandilands
Geelong: Tom Hawkins, Tom Lonergan, Joel Selwood, Harry Taylor
Gold Coast: Gary Ablett
GWS Giants: Callan Ward
Hawthorn: Luke Breust, Shaun Burgoyne, Jack Gunston, Jordan Lewis, Jarryd Roughead
Nth Melbourne: Brent Harvey
Port Adelaide: Travis Boak, Robbie Gray, Jay Schulz
Richmond: Brandon Ellis, Dustin Martin, Alex Rance
St Kilda: Nick Riewoldt
Sydney: Lance Franklin, Josh Kennedy, Nick Malceski, Luke Parker, Nick Smith
West Coast: Eric Mackenzie, Matt Priddis
Western Bulldogs: Tom Liberatore