Patrick Dangerfield
Patrick Dangerfield

Adelaide and Geelong have had the most nominations for the 2012 All-Australian side, with five players from both the Crows and the Cats selected in the initial 40-man squad.

The Crows have had Patrick Dangerfield, Sam Jacobs, Brent Reilly, Scott Thompson and Taylor Walker nominated, while Corey Enright, Tom Hawkins, Tom Lonergan, Joel Selwood and Harry Taylor have been picked from Geelong.

In a clear sign of Adelaide's turn of form this season, Dangerfield, Jacobs, Reilly and Taylor have never been nominated for All-Australian honours before, while Thompson has never been selected in the final team.

The 40-man squad will be whittled down to a 22-man side to be announced on September 17.

All eight teams that will participate in the AFL finals have had players selected, with North Melbourne and Fremantle the two teams with the least representatives.

Luke McPharlin and Matthew Pavlich are the two Dockers to make the cut, while Andrew Swallow and Drew Petrie from the Kangaroos are also included.

Of the 18 AFL clubs, five have missed out on having a player nominated, while three clubs have only had one picked in the 40-man squad.

Of those, Gold Coast's Gary Ablett and Jobe Watson of Essendon should both make the final team, while Eddie Betts of Carlton could find it tough against St Kilda's Stephen Milne for the small forward position.

Despite finishing 12th, Richmond are one of five clubs to have four players selected, with Trent Cotchin, Brett Deledio, Ivan Maric and Jack Riewoldt the individuals who impressed.

Minor premiers Hawthorn also have four representatives in Grant Birchall, Lance Franklin, Sam Mitchell and Cyril Rioli, while there are also quartets from St Kilda, Sydney and West Coast.

'''Full 40-man All Australian squad:'''

Patrick Dangerfield (Adelaide), Sam Jacobs (Adelaide), Brent Reilly (Adelaide), Scott Thompson (Adelaide), Taylor Walker (Adelaide), Eddie Betts (Carlton), Dayne Beams (Collingwood), Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood), Dane Swan (Collingwood), Jobe Watson (Essendon), Luke McPharlin (Fremantle), Matthew Pavlich (Fremantle), Corey Enright (Geelong), Tom Hawkins (Geelong), Tom Lonergan (Geelong), Joel Selwood (Geelong), Harry Taylor (Geelong), Gary Ablett (Gold Coast), Grant Birchall (Hawthorn), Lance Franklin (Hawthorn), Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn), Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn), Drew Petrie (North Melbourne), Andrew Swallow (North Melbourne), Trent Cotchin (Richmond), Brett Deledio (Richmond), Ivan Maric (Richmond), Jack Riewoldt (Richmond), Sean Dempster (St Kilda), Lenny Hayes (St Kilda), Stephen Milne (St Kilda), Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda), Kieren Jack (Sydney), Lewis Jetta (Sydney), Josh Kennedy (Sydney), Ted Richards (Sydney), Dean Cox (West Coast), Darren Glass (West Coast), Nic Naitanui (West Coast), Beau Waters (West Coast).


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