All Australian Squad 2016

Written by Schwarzwalder on August 31 2016

The initial All Australian Squad of 40 players was named recently and as always there have been some surprising inclusions and omissions.  Which players were most unlucky to have missed out?  Who should be counting their lucky stars to have been included?  Tell us all about it in the Forum!

 

(The following list and stats were originally published on afl.com.au)

Adelaide

Eddie Betts. All Australian 2015. 22 games in 2016. 214 kicks, 71 marks, 86 handballs, averaging 9.7 kicks, 3.2 marks, 3.9 handballs. 66 goals (fourth in the AFL in goals) 30 behinds. 30 clearances, 47 inside 50m, Eight rebound 50m. 79 tackles.

Josh Jenkins. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 188 kicks, 117 marks, 90 handballs, averaging 8.5 kicks, 5.3 marks, 4.1 handballs. 124 hit outs averaging 5.6 per game. 60 goals (fifth in the AFL in goals) 26 behinds. 18 clearances, 59 inside 50m, Six rebound 50m. 41 tackles.

Rory Laird. Never previously All Australian. 17 games in 2016. 222 kicks, 114 marks, 245 handballs, averaging 13.1 kicks, 6.7 marks, 14.4 handballs. One goal one behind. 18 clearances, 35 inside 50m, 55 rebound 50m. 37 tackles.

Tom Lynch. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2016. 256 kicks, 140 marks, 155 handballs, averaging 12.2 kicks, 6.7 marks, 7.4 handballs. 36 goals 21 behinds. 20 clearances, 75 inside 50m, Nine rebound 50m. 42 tackles.

Rory Sloane. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2016. 250 kicks, 79 marks, 286 handballs, averaging 11.9 kicks, 3.8 marks, 13.6 handballs.   12 goals Eight behinds. 103 clearances, 82 inside 50m, 22 rebound 50m. 151 tackles (third in the AFL in tackles).

Daniel Talia. All Australian 2014. 22 games in 2016. 197 kicks, 133 marks, 156 handballs, averaging 9.0 kicks, 6.0 marks, 7.1 handballs. One Goal zero behinds. Two clearances, 16 inside 50m, 64 rebound 50m. 40 tackles.

Carlton

Sam Docherty. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 359 kicks (fourth in the AFL in kicks), 173 marks (second in the AFL in marks), 207 handballs, averaging 16.3 kicks, 7.9 marks, 9.4 handballs. One Goal two behinds. 14 clearances, 45 inside 50m, 119 rebound 50m (third in the AFL in R50). 57 tackles.

Kade Simpson. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 383 kicks (third in the AFL in kicks), 152 marks (sixth in the AFL in marks), 214 handballs, averaging 17.4 kicks, 6.9 marks, 9.7 handballs.  Three goals zero behinds. 14 clearances, 52 inside 50m, 101 rebound 50m (fifth in the AFL in R50). 54 tackles.

Collingwood


Scott Pendlebury.
All Australian 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. 22 games in 2016. 289 kicks, 78 marks, 341 handballs (ninth in the AFL in handballs, ninth in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 13.1 kicks, 3.5 marks, 15.5 handballs. 11 goals seven behinds 103 clearances, 87 inside 50m, 46 rebound 50m. 123 tackles.

Adam Treloar. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 283 kicks, 71 marks, 390 handballs (second in the AFL in handballs, fifth in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 12.9 kicks, 3.2 marks, 17.8 handballs. 13 goals 18 behinds. 118 clearances, 88 inside 50m, 41 rebound 50m. 139 tackles (eighth in the AFL in tackles).

Fremantle


Lachie Neale.
Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 289 kicks, 90 marks, 448 handballs (first in the AFL in handballs, first in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 13.1 kicks, 4.1 marks, 20.4 handballs. Seven goals four behinds. 161 clearances (third in the AFL in clearances), 63 inside 50m, 44 rebound 50m. 101 tackles.

Geelong

Patrick Dangerfield. All Australian 2012, 2013, 2015. 22 games in 2016. 351 kicks (seventh in the AFL in kicks), 112 marks, 337 handballs (eighth in the AFL in handballs, second in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 16.0 kicks, 5.1 marks, 15.3 handballs. 23 goals 23 behinds. 145 clearances (equal fourth in the AFL in clearances), 179 inside 50m (first in the AFL in I50), 31 rebound 50m. 101 tackles.

Corey Enright. All Australian 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013. 21 games in 2016. 299 kicks, 123 marks, 201 handballs, averaging 14.2 kicks, 5.9 marks, 9.6 handballs. Four goals One behind. 26 clearances, 27 inside 50m, 73 rebound 50m. 58 tackles.

Joel Selwood. All Australian 2009, 2010, 2013 (captain), 2014 (captain). 22 games in 2016. 308 kicks, 76 marks, 305 handballs, averaging 14.0 kicks, 3.5 marks, 13.9 handballs. Seven goals 11 behinds. 143 clearances (equal sixth in the AFL in clearances), 102 inside 50m (10th in the AFL in I50), 30 rebound 50m. 122 tackles.

Gold Coast


Tom Lynch.
Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 219 kicks, 153 marks (fifth in the AFL in marks), 120 handballs, averaging 10.0 kicks, 7.0 marks, 5.5 handballs. 66 goals (third in the AFL in goals) 34 behinds. Four clearances, 56 inside 50m, Three rebound 50m. 37 tackles.

GWS


Stephen Coniglio.
Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2016. 272 kicks, 65 marks, 319 handballs, averaging 13.0 kicks, 3.1 marks, 15.2 handballs. 11 goals 10 behinds. 118 clearances, 78 inside 50m, 33 rebound 50m. 116 tackles.

Toby Greene. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2016. 259 kicks, 102 marks, 192 handballs, averaging 12.3 kicks, 4.9 marks, 9.1 handballs. 39 goals 25 behinds. 37 clearances, 115 inside 50m (third in the AFL in I50), 13 rebound 50m. 78 tackles.

Tom Scully. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 261 kicks, 107 marks, 280 handballs, averaging 11.9 kicks, 4.9 marks, 12.7 handballs. 21 goals 11 behinds. 65 clearances, 105 inside 50m (eighth in the AFL in I50), 33 rebound 50m. 93 tackles.

Heath Shaw. All Australian 2015. 22 games in 2016. 468 kicks (first in the AFL in kicks), 172 marks (third in the AFL in marks), 71 handballs, averaging 21.3 kicks, 7.8 marks, 3.2 handballs. Zero goals zero behinds. 11 clearances, 36 inside 50m, 172 rebound 50m (first in the AFL in R50). 58 tackles.

Callan Ward. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 257 kicks, 77 marks, 278 handballs, averaging 11.7 kicks, 3.5 marks, 12.6 handballs. 15 goals 12 behinds. 128 clearances (10th in the AFL in clearances), 88 inside 50m, 30 rebound 50m. 104 tackles.

Hawthorn

Jack Gunston. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 242 kicks, 142 marks, 108 handballs, averaging 11.0 kicks, 6.5 marks, 4.9 handballs. 48 goals (eighth in the AFL in goals) 31 behinds. 10 clearances, 57 inside 50m, 17 rebound 50m. 65 tackles.

Sam Mitchell. All Australian 2011, 2013, 2015. 20 games in 2016. 314 kicks, 78 marks, 284 handballs, averaging 15.7 kicks, 3.9 marks, 14.2 handballs. Zero goals two behinds. 112 clearances, 79 inside 50m, 53 rebound 50m. 70 tackles.

Cyril Rioli. All Australian 2012, 2015. 19 games in 2016. 181 kicks, 68 marks, 85 handballs, averaging 9.5 kicks, 3.6 marks, 4.5 handballs. 44 goals (10th in the AFL in goals) 11 behinds. 45 clearances, 54 inside 50m, Six rebound 50m. 120 tackles.

Melbourne

Max Gawn. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 154 kicks, 91 marks, 165 handballs, averaging 7.0 kicks, 4.1 marks, 7.5 handballs. 928 hit outs (first in the AFL in hit outs) averaging 42.2 per game. 16 goals 11 behinds. 66 clearances, 33 inside 50m, 19 rebound 50m. 80 tackles.

North Melbourne

Robbie Tarrant. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 238 kicks, 142 marks, 122 handballs, averaging 10.8 kicks, 6.5 marks, 5.5 handballs. Zero goals One Behind. Eight clearances, 31 inside 50m, 91 rebound 50m. 43 tackles.

Port Adelaide

Jasper Pittard. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 339 kicks, 102 marks, 159 handballs, averaging 15.4 kicks, 4.6 marks, 7.2 handballs. One goal five behinds. 16 clearances, 64 inside 50m, 117 rebound 50m (fourth in the AFL in R50). 48 tackles.

Richmond

Dustin Martin. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 427 kicks (second in the AFL in kicks), 99 marks, 257 handballs (fourth in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 19.4 kicks, 4.5 marks, 11.7 handballs. Nine goals nine behinds. 115 clearances (fifth in the AFL in I50), 112 inside 50m, 54 rebound 50m. 80 tackles.

Alex Rance. All Australian 2014, 2015. 20 games in 2016. 212 kicks, 155 marks (fourth in the AFL in marks), 161 handballs, averaging 10.6 kicks, 7.8 marks, 8.1 handballs. Zero goals zero behinds. Three clearances, 11 inside 50m, 68 rebound 50m. 43 tackles.

St Kilda

Jack Steven. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 310 kicks, 62 marks, 305 handballs, averaging 14.1 kicks, 2.8 marks, 13.9 handballs. 14 goals six behinds. 120 clearances, 117 inside 50m (second in the AFL in I50), 26 rebound 50m. 123 tackles.

Sydney Swans

Lance Franklin. All Australian 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014. 22 games in 2016. 276 kicks, 128 marks, 112 handballs, averaging 12.5 kicks, 5.8 marks, 5.1 handballs. 74 goals (second in the AFL in goals) 49 behinds. Five clearances, 101 inside 50m, Four rebound 50m. 56 tackles.

Dan Hannebery. All Australian, 2013, 2015. 22 games in 2016. 317 kicks, 83 marks, 371 handballs (sixth in the AFL in handballs, third in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 14.4 kicks, 3.8 marks, 16.9 handballs. 12 goals 15 behinds. 114 clearances, 114 inside 50m (fourth in the AFL in I50), 33 rebound 50m. 100  tackles.

Josh Kennedy. All Australian 2012, 2014. 21 games in 2016. 267 kicks, 52 marks, 389 handballs (fourth in the AFL in handballs, seventh in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 12.7 kicks, 2.5 marks, 18.5 handballs. 16 goals five behinds. 163 clearances (second in the AFL in clearances), 107 inside 50m (seventh in the AFL in I50), 26 rebound 50m. 120 tackles.

Luke Parker. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 291 kicks, 82 marks, 326 handballs, averaging 13.2 kicks, 3.7 marks, 14.8 handballs. 21 goals 17 behinds. 138 clearances (eighth in the AFL in clearances), 84 inside 50m, 34 rebound 50m. 136 tackles.

Dane Rampe. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 247 kicks, 106 marks, 144 handballs, averaging 11.2 kicks, 4.8 marks, 6.5 handballs. One goal two behinds. One clearances, 28 inside 50m, 141 rebound 50m (second in the AFL in R50). 52 tackles.

West Coast

Andrew Gaff. All Australian 2015. 21 games in 2016. 352 kicks (sixth in the AFL in kicks), 79 marks, 270 handballs (10th in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 16.8 kicks, 3.8 marks, 12.9 handballs. Seven goals six behinds. 55 clearances, 79 inside 50m, 62 rebound 50m. 26 tackles.

Josh Kennedy. All Australian 2015. 22 games in 2016. 217 kicks, 140 marks, 67 handballs, averaging 9.9 kicks, 6.4 marks, 3.0 handballs. 80 goals (first in the AFL in goals) 36 behinds. Three clearances, 43 inside 50m, Three rebound 50m. 67 tackles.

Jeremy McGovern. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2016. 229 kicks, 130 marks, 97 handballs, averaging 10.9 kicks, 6.2 marks, 4.6 handballs. Three goals five behinds. Four clearances, 30 inside 50m, 75 rebound 50m. 31 tackles.

Luke Shuey. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 266 kicks, 55 marks, 302 handballs, averaging 12.1 kicks, 2.5 marks, 13.7 handballs. 12 goals eight behinds. 145 clearances (equal fourth in the AFL in clearances), 84 inside 50m, 44 rebound 50m. 143 tackles (sixth in the AFL in tackles).

Western Bulldogs

Marcus Bontempelli. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2016. 244 kicks, 86 marks, 296 handballs, averaging 11.1 kicks, 3.9 marks, 13.5 handballs. 22 goals 14 behinds. 89 clearances, 93 inside 50m, 24 rebound 50m. 107 tackles.

Matthew Boyd. All Australian 2009, 2011.  20 games in 2016. 347 kicks (10th in the AFL in kicks), 146 marks (10th in the AFL in marks), 210 handballs, averaging 17.4 kicks, 7.3 marks, 10.5 handballs. Zero goals one Behind. 15 clearances, 41 inside 50m, 93 rebound 50m (sixth in the AFL in R50). 42 tackles.

No nominated players: Brisbane Lions, Essendon

 

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16 thoughts on “All Australian Squad 2016”

  1. Here’s My prediction,

    FB: Corey Enright, Daniel Talia, Heath Shaw

    HB: Rory Laird, Alex Rance, Sam Docherty

    C: Rory Sloane (vc), Marcus Bontempelli, Dan Hannebery

    HF: Dustin Martin, Lance Franklin, Cyril Rioli

    FF: Eddie Betts, Ton J. Lynch, Josh J. Kennedy

    R: Max Gawn, Luke Parker, Patrick Dangerfieldยฉ

    INT: Lachie Neale, Stephen Coniglio, Adam Treloar, Dane Rampe

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  2. I love how everyone thinks Talia is AA yet Tarrant has only had 15 goals kicked on him from round 10 by his direct opponent. That is 1.5 a game. Talia has a had 3. Tarrant has kept buddy to 3 and 0, dixon 0, lynch 2, kennedy 3, walker 2, gunston 0 x2, kersten 0, tom boyd 0

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  3. My All Australian Team 2016 (quite tough and pretty rushed)

    B: Heath Shaw, Alex Rance, Dane Rampe

    HB: Matthew Boyd (VC), Robbie Tarrant, Kade Simpson

    C: Dan Hannebery, Lachie Neale, Rory Sloane

    HF: Toby Greene, Lance Franklin, Dustin Martin

    F: Eddie Betts, Josh Kennedy, Tom Lynch (GC)

    R: Max Gawn, Patrick Dangerfield (C), Luke Parker

    INT: JP Kennedy, Luke Shuey, Adam Treloar, Marcus Bontempelli

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  4. My prediction:
    FB: Enright / Tarrant / Shaw
    HB: Docherty / Rance / Boyd
    C: Gaff / Bont / Hanners
    HF: Dusty / Franklin / Parker
    FF: Betts / JJK / Lynch (GC)
    R: Gawn /Danger / Neale

    I: Pittard / Sloane / Treloar / Ward

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  5. Great post, Schwarz! Love the graphics! Here’s my prediction:

    FB: Kade Simpson, Daniel Talia, Heath Shaw

    HB: Rory Laird, Alex Rance, Sam Docherty

    C: Rory Sloane, Callan Ward, Dan Hannebery VC

    HF: Dustin Martin, Lance Franklin, Cyril Rioli

    FF: Eddie Betts, Tom J. Lynch, Josh J. Kennedy

    R: Max Gawn, Patrick Dangerfield C, Luke Parker

    INT: Lachie Neale, Luke Shuey, Adam Treloar, Dane Rampe

    My SUPERCOACH AA team is:

    FB: Kade Simpson, Matthew Boyd, Heath Shaw

    HB: Rory Laird, Alex Rance, Sam Docherty

    C: Joel Selwood, Scott Pendlebury, Dan Hannebery VC

    HF: Dustin Martin, Zach Merrett, Leigh Montagna

    FF: Dayne Zorko, Nick Riewoldt, Daniel Wells

    R: Max Gawn, Patrick Dangerfield C, Luke Parker

    INT: Marcus Bontempelli, Lachie Neale, Adam Treloar, Josh P Kennedy

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    1. Shouldn’t you SuperCoach AA team look like this:

      DEF: Docherty, Simpson, Shaw, Boyd, Laird, Rance
      MID: Dangerfield (C), Pendlebury, Hannebery (VC), Neale, Parker, Selwood, Treloar, Kennedy, Bontempelli,
      RUCK: Gawn
      FWD: Merrett, Martin, Zorko, Montagna, Riewoldt, Wells

      Which would therefore mean you’ve got one too many mids and one too few ruckmen.

      Also, who’s your AA non-playing loophole option. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. My prediction:
    FB: C Enright, R Tarrant, H Shaw
    HB: S Docherty, A Rance, K Simpson
    C: D Hannebery, J Kennedy, R Sloane
    HF: D Martin, L Franklin, M Bontempelli
    FF: E Betts, J Kennedy (WC), T Lynch (GC),
    R: M Gawn, P Dangerfield, L Neale
    Int: J McGovern, S Pendlebury, M Boyd, T Greene

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  7. I’m only going to list my LOCKS.

    From the backline…

    FB: Rampe, Rance, ____________
    HB: Shaw, ____________, Docherty,
    C: Neale, Dangerfield, ____________
    HF: Martin, Franklin, Parker
    F: ____________, JJ Kennedy, Betts
    R: Gawn, JP Kennedy, Hannebery
    INT: Pendlebury

    BP – Depends if they want a third tall to play our round one opponents in the Swedish Ikea team or if we need a smaller backline for the week two match against the Japanese Pokemons. If we go small probably Simpson, if we go tall then it makes the CHB decision easier as Tarrant or Talia slide in here.

    CHB – Talia or Tarrant

    Wing – probably Gaff but the AA teams are renowned for players playing in some unique positions so don’t be surprised if Pendles gets put on the wing.

    FP – Rioli or Greene unless they want a third tall in which case Lynch is probably ahead of Jenkins IMO.

    Interchange will be a scramble like a bunch of 5 year olds when the music stops in musical chairs.

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  8. SC ALL AA TEAM (based on total points)
    DEF: Docherty, Simpson, Shaw, Enright, Burgoyne, Boyd [Pittard, T McDonald]
    MID: Dangerfield (C), Pendlebury (VC), Hannerbery, Neale, Parker, Selwood, Treloar, JP Kennedy [Bontempelli, Gibbs, Shuey]
    RUCK: Gawn, Goldstein [Mumford]
    FWD: Merrett, Martin, Zorko, Montagna, JJ Kennedy, Riewoldt [Franklin, TJ Lynch]

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  9. Catta’s AA team 2016

    FB…..Shaw, Rance, Enright
    HB…..Rampe, Talia, Docherty
    C …….Hannebery, Dangerfield(VC), Sloane
    HF…..D Martin, Franklin, Lynch (GC)
    FF……Betts, Kennedy (WCE), Parker
    Foll….Gawn, Selwood(C), Kennedy (Syd)
    Int……Treloar, Bontempelli, J Steven, Neale

    Cheers Catta

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