Premier League Melbourne have topped this year’s All-Australian squad, which has increased to 44 to give greater recognition to the extra players in the competition, according to the league.
The AFL announced the 44-man squad for the 2022 All-Australian squad on Monday night, which will be whittled down to a 22-man squad on Wednesday night.
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The Demons have the most players with six selections, with Max Gawn listed sixth for the Australian Blazers, while Angus Brayshaw and Bailey Fritsch could make their team debuts.
Five players from minor premiers Geelong have been nominated, including forward Tom Hawkins, Jeremy Cameron and Tyson Stengel. There is strong money that all three could make the final team.
In a small consolation for Carlton fans 24 hours after their heartbreaking defeat at Collingwood, the Blues had five candidates: Coleman Medalist Charlie Curno, midfield duo Patrick Cripps and Sam Walsh and defense pair Adam Saad and Jacob Waiting.
The 2022 All Australian selection panel is Gillon McLachlan (Chairman), Jude Bolton, Nathan Buckley, Ken Korns, Andrew Dillon, Glenn Jackovich, Gerard Healy, Chris Johnson, Cameron Ling, Nick Rialt and Brad Scott. Kevin Sheehan is a nominee for the AFL Rising Star Award.
The final All-Australian team will be revealed on Fox Footy from 7pm AEST on Wednesday August 24, along with the winner of the Rising Star and AFLPA awards such as MVP.
AFL ALL-AUSTRALIAN SQUAD FOR 2022 (CLUB BY CLUB)
Adelaide Crows – 2: Rory Laird, Taylor Walker
Brisbane Lions – 3: Charlie Cameron, Hugh McLuggage, Lachie Neale
Carlton – 5: Patrick Cripps, Charlie Curno, Adam Saad, Sam Walsh, Jacob Waiting.
Collingwood – 3: Jack Crisp, Josh Dykos, Brayden Maynard
Essendon – 0
Fremantle – 2: Andrew Brayshaw, Brennan Cox
Geelong Cats – 5: Mark Blicavs, Jeremy Cameron, Tom Hawkins, Tyson Stengel, Tom Stewart
Gold Coast Suns – 2: Tuck Miller, Jarrod Witts
GWS Giants – 2: Josh Kelly, Sam Taylor
Hawthorn – 1; James Cicely
Melbourne – 6: Angus Bryshaw, Bailey Fritsch, Max Gawn, Steven May, Clayton Oliver, Christian Petracca
North Melbourne – 0
Port Adelaide – 1: Connor Rosie
Richmond – 3: Shay Bolton, Tom Lynch, Daniel Rioli
St Kilda – 2: Jack Sinclair, Callum Wilkie
Sydney Swans – 4 Isaac Heaney, Callum Mills, Tom Papley, Chad Warner
West Coast Eagles – 1: Tom Baras
Western Bulldogs – 2: Marcus Bontempelli, Jack McCrae