Eddie Betts is one of eight Crows players in the running for AA honours.
Eddie Betts is one of eight Crows players in the running for AA honours. DAVID MARIUZ

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.

Fremantle: -

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.


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