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Lance Franklin is AFL All-Australian captain for the primary time and has turn into handiest the 5th participant to earn 8 alternatives.

The Sydney big name joins Gary Ablett Snr, Gary Ablett Jnr, Robert Harvey and Mark Ricciuto as eight-time All-Australians within the league’s post-carnival technology.

Franklin has won 1/2 his All-Australian blazers since becoming a member of the Swans in 2014 and it additional vindicates his monster nine-year take care of Sydney.

This yr, he entered the AFL’s most sensible 10 for goalkicking and is recently 8th on 917.

Franklin, who used to be named at centre half-forward within the All-Australian crew, hasn’t ever captained an AFL crew.

The one present membership captain within the All-Australian crew is West Coast defender Shannon Hurn.

Franklin completed fourth with 57 targets in a decent fight for the Coleman Medal, which used to be now not determined till the closing day of the common season.

Whilst Coleman winner Jack Riewoldt used to be named at complete ahead, Geelong spearhead Tom Hawkins and North Melbourne key ahead Ben Brown overlooked out at the ultimate 22 regardless of completing 2d and 1/3 within the Coleman tally.

Fremantle onballer Lachie Neale used to be any other member of the 40-man squad named on Monday who used to be unfortunate to not earn variety.

In spite of the Dockers completing 14th, Neale averaged just about 30 possessions a recreation used to be 1/3 within the AFL this yr for clearances.

West Coast onballer Andrew Gaff used to be named on a wing, regardless of lacking the closing 3 video games of the season on account of his year-ending eight-game suspension.

He has been in Melbourne as a result of his father is critically unwell.

Gaff attended the All-Australian serve as on Wednesday evening along with his mom Susan, however didn’t communicate to newshounds.

As anticipated, Melbourne’s Max Gawn used to be named the number 1 ruckman and Brodie Grundy used to be named at the bench.

It’s the first time the All-Australian crew has featured two specialist ruckmen since 2012.

Geelong big name Patrick Dangerfield won his 6th All-Australian blazer and used to be named vice-captain of the ceremonial crew.

Richmond midfield ace Dustin Martin earned his third-straight variety.

The Tigers had essentially the most nominations within the preliminary squad with 40 and so they additionally boasted essentially the most gamers within the 22 with 4 — Martin, Riewoldt, closing yr’s All-Australian captain Alex Rance and Shane Edwards made the crew.

Edwards is amongst 9 first-time alternatives, along side Geelong defender Tom Stewart, Hurn, GWS half-back Lachie Whitfield, Collingwood midfielder Steele Sidebottom, Hawthorn ahead Jack Gunston, Carlton younger gun Patrick Cripps, Grundy, North Melbourne midfielder Shaun Higgins and Melbourne onballer Clayton Oliver.

Like Martin, that is the third-straight variety for McGovern, whilst Rance is the one participant to make the closing 5 All-Australian line-ups.

2018 AFL All-Australian crew

B: Tom Stewart (Geel) Alex Rance (Wealthy) Rory Laird (Adel)

HB: Shannon Hurn (WC) Jeremy McGovern (WC) Lachie Whitfield (GWS)

C: Andrew Gaff (WC) Dustin Martin (Wealthy) Steele Sidebottom (Coll)

HF: Patrick Dangerfield (v-c, Geel) Lance Franklin (capt, Syd) Robbie Grey (PAdel)

F: Jack Gunston (Haw) Jack Riewoldt (Wealthy) Luke Breust (Haw)

R: Max Gawn (Melb) Patrick Cripps (Carl) Tom Mitchell (Haw)

I: Shane Edwards (Wealthy) Brodie Grundy (Coll)Shaun Higgins (NM) Clayton Oliver (Melb).






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