Adelaide Crows dominate AFL All-Australian squad
ADELAIDE'S stunning season has been rewarded by All-Australian selectors, with eight players named in this year's 40-man squad.
All but two teams had at least one player selected in the squad, with the Crows far and away the most prolific team after a season in which they claimed the minor premiership.
Eddie Betts, Matt Crouch, Sam Jacobs, Rory Laird, Jake Lever, Tom Lynch, Rory Sloane and Taylor Walker have all been named, with a host of notable omissions.
Melbourne midfielder Clayton Oliver and Richmond captain Trent Cotchin are the most signiciant absences from the squad, with Brodie Grundy also missed out on a ruck role.
The squad will be trimmed to 22 on Wednesday night.
Adelaide: Eddie Betts, Matt Crouch, Sam Jacobs, Rory Laird, Jake Lever, Tom Lynch, Rory Sloane, Taylor Walker.
Brisbane Lions: Dayne Zorko.
Carlton: Sam Docherty, Matthew Kreuzer.
Collingwood: Jeremy Howe, Adam Treloar.
Essendon: Joe Daniher, Michael Hurley, Zach Merrett.
Geelong: Patrick Dangerfield, Joel Selwood.
Gold Coast: -
GWS: Toby Greene, Josh Kelly, Tom Scully, Dylan Shiel.
Hawthorn: Tom Mitchell.
Melbourne: Jeff Garlett, Michael Hibberd, Neville Jetta.
North Melbourne: Ben Brown.
Port Adelaide: Robbie Gray, Tom Jonas, Patrick Ryder.
Richmond: Dustin Martin, Alex Rance.
St Kilda: Dylan Roberton, Seb Ross.
Sydney: Lance Franklin, Josh Kennedy.
West Coast: Josh Kennedy, Jeremy McGovern, Elliot Yeo.
Western Bulldogs: Marcus Bontempelli.