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AFL 2020 All-Australian squad revealed

Each and every year the AFL All-Australian squad causes uproar among fan bases with players being left out of the 40-man announcement.The top of the table teams tend to dominate the squad with this year being no different, minor premiers Port Adelaide lead the way with five players being named, the same number as fourth…

Each and every year the AFL All-Australian squad causes uproar among fan bases with players being left out of the 40-man announcement.

The top of the table teams tend to dominate the squad with this year being no different, minor premiers Port Adelaide lead the way with five players being named, the same number as fourth placed finishers Geelong.

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Three teams in 2020 were left without a single representative in the 40-man squad, with Adelaide, Gold Coast and North Melbourne being left out.

Social media was quick to jump on the players they deemed seriously unlucky to miss out on a place in the squad with three stars gaining the majority of the traction.

“Just staggered (Steven) May is not in the best 40. I’d have him in the team not the 40. Goldstein also very surprising omission,” The Age’s Michael Gleeson wrote.

His name along with North’s Todd Goldstein and GWS’ Lachie Whitfield were prominently thrown around among the brutal snubs.

AFL 2020 ALL-AUSTRALIAN SQUAD

Adelaide – None

Brisbane – Harris Andrews, Hugh McCluggage, Lachie Neale

Carlton – Jacob Weitering

Collingwood – Taylor Adams, Brayden Maynard, Darcy Moore, Scott Pendlebury

Essendon – Jordan Ridley

Fremantle – Nat Fyfe, Luke Ryan, Matt Taberner

Geelong – Mark Blicavs, Patrick Dangerfield, Cam Guthrie, Tom Hawkins, Sam Menegola

Gold Coast – None

GWS – Nick Haynes

Hawthorn – Jack Gunston

Melbourne – Max Gawn, Clayton Oliver, Christian Petracca

North Melbourne – None

Port Adelaide – Travis Boak, Zak Butters, Darcy Byrne-Jones, Charlie Dixon, Tom Jonas

Richmond – Dylan Grimes, Dustin Martin, Nick Vlastuin,

St Kilda – Dan Butler, Jack Steele

Sydney – Tom Papley

West Coast – Andrew Gaff, Nic Naitanui, Liam Ryan, Brad Sheppard

Western Bulldogs – Marcus Bontempelli, Caleb Daniel, Jack Macrae

Along with the All-Australian squad being named, the young stars of the competition were named in the 22 under 22 team.

The eligibility rules are simple, only players under the age of 22 can be named with a host of rising stars making the squad with some fellow stars missing the cut.

AFL 2020 22UNDER22 TEAM

B: Jack Lukosius (Gold Coast), Jacob Weitering (Carlton), Jordan Ridley (Essendon)

HB: Hunter Clark (St Kilda), Noah Balta (Richmond), Liam Baker (Richmond)

C: Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane Lions), Andrew McGrath (Essendon), Sam Walsh (Carlton)

HF: Zak Butters (Port Adelaide), Aaron Naughton (Western Bulldogs), Gryan Miers (Geelong)

F: Izak Rankine (Gold Coast), Max King (St Kilda), Josh Daicos (Collingwood)

FOL: Sean Darcy (Fremantle), Bailey Smith (Western Bulldogs), Tim Taranto (GWS Giants)

I/C: Nick Coffield (St Kilda), Andrew Brayshaw (Fremantle), Adam Cerra (Fremantle), Ben King (Gold Coast)

Captain: Andrew McGrath

Vice-captain: Jacob Weitering

PLAYERS WHO MISSED OUT (FROM 40-MAN SQUAD).

Charlie Ballard (Gold Coast), Connor Budarick (Gold Coast), Jack Bowes (Gold Coast), Will Day (Hawthorn), Zac Bailey (Brisbane Lions), Jarrod Berry (Brisbane Lions), Caleb Serong (Fremantle), Noah Anderson (Gold Coast), Harry Perryman (GWS Giants), James Worpel (Hawthorn), Jy Simpkin (North Melbourne), Shai Bolton (Richmond), James Rowbottom (Sydney Swans), Harry McKay (Carlton), Ben Ainsworth (Gold Coast), Cameron Zurhaar (North Melbourne), Sam Powell-Pepper (Port Adelaide), Oscar Allen (West Coast)

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