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Jordan Lewis is one of 26 players in the running to earn their first All Australian jumpers

Jordan Lewis is one of 26 players in the running to earn their first All Australian jumpers

The Virgin Australia 2014 AFL All Australian squad has been revealed

THE 2014 All Australian team will have a fresh look to it, with 26 players who have not previously received the honour named in the 40-man squad released on Tuesday afternoon.  
 
Only six players from the 2013 team were named for potential back-to-back selections  – Gary Ablett, Travis Boak, Scott Pendlebury, Jarryd Roughead, Joel Selwood and Harry Taylor.
 
Hawthorn and the Sydney Swans are the most represented clubs in this year's squad, with each providing five players to the preliminary group.
 
Geelong and Adelaide each had four players nominated, with Melbourne the only club not represented.

The Brisbane Lions (Tom Rockliff), Carlton (Bryce Gibbs), Gold Coast (Ablett), Greater Western Sydney (Callan Ward), North Melbourne (Brent Harvey), St Kilda (Nick Riewoldt) and the Western Bulldogs (Tom Liberatore) each had only one of their players named in the squad.

In contrast to the 26 potential debutants, Ablett is in line for his eighth consecutive selection in the All Australian team.

Lance Franklin, Harvey, Riewoldt and Scott Pendlebury are in the running to make the team for the fifth time.

As always, there were plenty of players who were unlucky to miss out.

Adelaide star Patrick Dangerfield, who was ranked third for clearances and 17th for disposals this season, was among them.

His teammate Rory Sloane, who played in each of the Crows' 22 home and away matches and averaged 24 disposals per game, also missed out.

Dashing Lions midfielder Pearce Hanley was another unlucky omission, as was Gold Coast onballer Dion Prestia, who had to carry much of the load in the middle of the ground after Ablett was injured.

Hanley averaged 25 disposals per game and was ranked 10th for inside-50s, while Prestia was fourth in the competition for disposals and equal-13th for clearances.

Melbourne's Nathan Jones and Sydney Swans half-forward Ben McGlynn could also count themselves unlucky.

Jones was second in the competition for total disposals and fourth for clearances, while McGlynn averaged 21 disposals across 16 games and kicked 19 goals.

The All Australian selection panel is Gillon McLachlan (chairman), Kevin Bartlett, Luke Darcy, Mark Evans, Danny Frawley, Glen Jakovich, Cameron Ling, Matthew Richardson and Warren Tredrea.

The All Australian selectors, along with the AFL's national talent manager Kevin Sheehan, also choose the winner of the NAB AFL Rising Star Award..

THE 40-MAN ALL AUSTRALIAN SQUAD, IN CLUB ORDER
Eddie Betts, Adelaide Crows. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 167 kicks, 53 marks, 123 handballs, averaging 7.6 kicks, 2.4 marks, 5.6 handballs. 51 Goals (ninth in the AFL), 22 Behinds. 30 Clearances, 37 Inside 50m, Eight Rebound 50m. 74 Tackles.

Sam Jacobs, Adelaide Crows. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 193 kicks, 90 marks, 165 handballs, averaging 8.8 kicks, 4.1 marks, 7.5 handballs. 763 hit outs (second in the AFL) averaging 34.7 per game.
Seven Goals, Three Behinds. 69 Clearances, 40 Inside 50m, 20 Rebound 50m. 46 Tackles.

Brodie Smith, Adelaide Crows. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 287 kicks, 108 marks, 209 handballs, averaging 13.0 kicks, 4.9 marks, 9.5 handballs. 11 Goals, Eight Behinds. 18 Clearances, 76 Inside
50, 109 Rebound 50m (second in the AFL). 35 Tackles.

Daniel Talia, Adelaide Crows. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 167 kicks, 105 marks, 93 handballs, averaging 7.6 kicks, 4.8 marks, 4.2 handballs. Zero Goals, One Behinds. Zero Clearances, 25 Inside
50, 52 Rebound 50m. 24 Tackles.

Tom Rockliff, Brisbane Lions. Never Previously All Australian. 18 games in 2014. 309 kicks, 96 marks, 280 handballs (seventh in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 17.2 kicks, 5.3 marks, 15.6 handballs. 10 Goals,
Three Behinds. 112 Clearances, 53 Inside 50, 64 Rebound 50m. 163 Tackles (second in the AFL).

Bryce Gibbs, Carlton. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 308 kicks, 89 marks, 237 handballs, averaging 14.0 kicks, 4.0 marks, 10.8 hand balls. 18 Goals, 15 Behinds. 124 Clearances (Tenth in the AFL), 91
Inside 50m(Tenth in the AFL), 38 Rebound 50m. 108 Tackles.

Dayne Beams, Collingwood. All Australian 2012. 19 games in 2014. 278 kicks, 68 marks, 238 handballs, averaging 14.6 kicks, 3.6 marks, 12.5 handballs. 23 Goals, 16 Behinds. 115 Clearances, 86 Inside 50, 34 Rebound
50m. 100 Tackles.

Scott Pendlebury, Collingwood. All Australian 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. 21 games in 2014. 292 kicks, 75 marks, 304 handballs (sixth in the AFL in handballs and third in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 13.9 kicks,
3.6 marks, 14.5 handballs. 13 Goals, 10 Behinds. 113 Clearances, 72 Inside 50, 51 Rebound 50m. 116 Tackles.

Dyson Heppell, Essendon. Never Previously All Australian. 21 games in 2014. 312 kicks, 111 marks, 280 handballs (fifth in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 14.9 kicks, 5.3 marks, 13.3 handballs. Six Goals, Five Behinds. 107 Clearances, 64 Inside 50, 34 Rebound 50m. 97 Tackles.

Cale Hooker, Essendon. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 234 kicks, 170 marks (second in the AFL), 175 handballs, averaging 10.6 kicks, 7.7 marks, 8.0 handballs. Zero Goals, Zero Behinds. Four Clearances, 18 Inside 50m, 67 Rebound 50m. 33 Tackles.

Hayden Ballantyne, Fremantle. Never Previously All Australian. 19 games in 2014. 187 kicks, 83 marks, 49 handballs, averaging 9.8 kicks, 4.4 marks, 2.6 handballs. 49 Goals (Tenth in the AFL), 25 Behinds. 13 Clearances, 57 Inside 50, Seven Rebound 50m. 48 Tackles.

Nathan Fyfe, Fremantle. Never Previously All Australian. 18 games in 2014. 239 kicks, 72 marks, 243 handballs, averaging 13.3 kicks, 4.0 marks, 13.5 handballs. 21 Goals, Nine Behinds. 121 Clearances, 64 Inside 50, 24 Rebound 50m. 80 Tackles.

Aaron Sandilands, Fremantle. All Australian 2008, 2009, 2010. 21 games in 2014. 68 kicks, 76 marks, 203  andballs, averaging 3.2 kicks, 3.6 marks, 9.7 handballs. 798 hit outs (first in the AFL), averaging 38.0 hit outs.
Seven Goals, Five Behinds. 56 Clearances, 23 Inside 50m, 14 Rebound 50m. 41 Tackles.

Tom Hawkins, Geelong Cats. All Australian 2012. 22 games in 2014. 202 kicks, 146 marks (sixth in the AFL), 72 handballs, averaging 9.2 kicks, 6.6 marks, 3.2 handballs. 62 Goals (second in the AFL), 35 Behinds. One Clearance, 47 Inside 50, Zero Rebound 50m. 30 Tackles.

Tom Lonergan, Geelong Cats. Never Previously All Australian. 21 games in 2014. 124 kicks, 88 marks, 109 handballs, averaging 5.9 kicks, 4.2 marks, 5.2 handballs. One Goal, Two Behinds. One Clearance, 17 Inside 50m, 34 Rebound 50m. 39 Tackles.

Joel Selwood, Geelong Cats. All Australian 2009, 2010, 2013 (captain). 22 games in 2014. 280 kicks, 100 marks, 279 handballs, averaging 12.7 kicks, 4.5 marks, 12.7 handballs. 21 Goals, 16 Behinds. 133 Clearances (fifth in
the AFL), 89 Inside 50, 34 Rebound 50m. 130 Tackles (tenth in the AFL).

Harry Taylor, Geelong Cats. All Australian 2010, 2013. 21 games in 2013. 199 kicks, 142 marks (ninth in the AFL), 129 handballs, averaging 9.5 kicks, 6.8 marks, 6.1 handballs. Two Goals, Two Behinds. Four Clearances,
24 Inside 50m, 62 Rebound 50m. 44 Tackles.

Gary Ablett, Gold Coast Suns. All Australian 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (captain), 2012, 2013. 15 games in 2014. 254 kicks, 30 marks, 227 handballs, averaging 16.9 kicks, 2.0 marks, 15.1 handballs. 24 Goals, Seven Behinds. 119 Clearances, 77 Inside 50, 38 Rebound 50m. 91 Tackles.

Callan Ward, GWS Giants. Never Previously All Australian. 20 games in 2014. 240 kicks, 75 marks, 258 handballs, averaging 12.0 kicks, 3.7 marks, 12.9 handballs. Seven Goals, 10 Behinds. 131 Clearances (sixth in the AFL), 60 Inside 50, 44 Rebound 50m. 115 Tackles.

Luke Breust, Hawthorn. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 176 kicks, 72 marks, 162 handballs, averaging 8.0 kicks, 3.3 marks, 7.4 handballs. 53 Goals (seventh in the AFL), 10 Behinds. 40 Clearances, 65
Inside 50m, Nine Rebound 50m. 69 Tackles.

Shaun Burgoyne, Hawthorn. All Australian 2006. 22 games in 2014. 257 kicks, 84 marks, 241 handballs, averaging 11.7 kicks, 3.8 marks, 11.0 handballs. 10 Goals, Five Behinds. 73 Clearances, 75 Inside 50, 42 Rebound 50m. 89 Tackles.

Jack Gunston, Hawthorn. Never Previously All Australian. 20 games in 2014. 207 kicks, 119 marks, 115 handballs, averaging 10.4 kicks, 5.9 marks, 5.8 handballs. 51 Goals (eighth in the AFL), 23 Behinds. 14 Clearances, 46 Inside 50, Nine Rebound 50m. 36 Tackles.

Jordan Lewis, Hawthorn. Never Previously All Australian. 21 games in 2013. 294 kicks, 121 marks, 295 handballs (ninth in the AFL in handballs and sixth in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 14.0 kicks, 5.8 marks, 14.0 handballs. 14 Goals, Nine Behinds. 120 Clearances, 76 Inside 50, 27 Rebound 50m. 82 Tackles.

Jarryd Roughead, Hawthorn. All Australian 2013. 20 games in 2014. 215 kicks, 93 marks, 108 handballs, averaging 10.8 kicks, 4.7 marks, 5.4 handballs. 62 Goals (second in the AFL), 37 Behinds. 27 Clearances, 47 Inside 50, Seven Rebound 50m. 60 Tackles.

Brent Harvey, North Melbourne. All Australian 2000. 2005, 2007, 2008. 20 games in 2014. 283 kicks, 101 marks, 232 handballs, averaging 14.1 kicks, 5.0 marks, 11.6 handballs. 27 Goals, 19 Behinds. 34 Clearances, 86 Inside
50m, 21 Rebound 50m. 57 Tackles.

Travis Boak, Port Adelaide. All Australian 2013. 21 games in 2014. 230 kicks, 79 marks, 331 handballs (third in the AFL), averaging 11.0 kicks, 3.8 marks, 15.8 handballs. 17 Goals, Five Behinds. 111 Clearances, 103 Inside 50 (fifth in the AFL), 19 Rebound 50m. 82 Tackles.

Robbie Gray, Port Adelaide. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 275 kicks, 91 marks, 276 handballs, averaging 12.5 kicks, 4.1 marks, 12.5 handballs. 34 Goals, 30 Behinds. 128 Clearances (seventh in
the AFL), 76 Inside 50, 24 Rebound 50m. 64 Tackles. 

Jay Schulz, Port Adelaide. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 193 kicks, 141 marks (tenth in the AFL), 77 handballs, averaging 8.8 kicks, 6.4 marks, 3.5 handballs. 62 Goals (second in the AFL), 22 Behinds. Two Clearances, 41 Inside 50, Three Rebound 50m. 54 Tackles.

Brandon Ellis, Richmond. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 346 kicks (sixth in the AFL), 123 marks, 235 handballs (ninth in the AFL for disposals), averaging 15.7 kicks, 5.6 marks, 10.7 handballs. 10 Goals, 11 Behinds. 41 Clearances, 64 Inside 50m, 90 Rebound 50m (fifth in the AFL). 53 Tackles.

Dustin Martin, Richmond. Never Previously All Australian. 21 games in 2014. 365 kicks (second in the AFL), 104 marks, 166 handballs, averaging 17.4 kicks, 5.0 marks, 7.9 handballs. 27 Goals, 14 Behinds. 54 Clearances, 80 Inside 50m, 40 Rebound 50m. 54 Tackles.

Alex Rance, Richmond. Never Previously All Australian. 17 games in 2014. 146 kicks, 97 marks, 149 handballs, averaging 8.6 kicks, 5.7 marks, 8.8 handballs. Zero Goals, Zero Behinds. Seven Clearances, 14 Inside 50m, 54
Rebound 50m. 48 Tackles.

Nick Riewoldt, St Kilda. All Australian 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 (captain). 22 games in 2014. 262 kicks, 191 marks (first in the AFL), 105 handballs, averaging 11.9 kicks, 8.7 marks, 4.8 handballs. 49 Goals (10th in the
AFL), 21 Behinds. Three Clearances, 72 Inside 50, 11 Rebound 50m. 31 Tackles.

Lance Franklin, Sydney Swans. All Australian 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012. 19 games in 2014. 226 kicks, 116 marks, 86 handballs, averaging 11.9 kicks, 6.1 marks, 4.5 handballs. 67 Goals (first in the AFL), 44 Behinds. 10 Clearances, 76 Inside 50m, Two Rebound 50m. 60 Tackles.

Josh Kennedy, Sydney Swans. All Australian 2012. 20 games in 2014. 243 kicks, 63 marks, 336 handballs (second in the AFL in handballs and tenth in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 12.1 kicks, 3.1 marks, 16.8 handballs. 12 Goals, 18 Behinds. 126 Clearances (eighth in the AFL), 91 Inside 50 (tenth in the AFL), 16 Rebound 50m. 114 Tackles.

Nick Malceski, Sydney Swans. Never Previously All Australian. 21 games in 2014. 390 kicks (first in the AFL), 84 marks, 130 handballs, averaging 17.6 kicks, 4.0 marks, 6.2 handballs. Eight Goals, Six Behinds. 24 Clearances, 80 Inside 50, 107 Rebound 50m. 64 Tackles.

Luke Parker, Sydney Swans. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 255 kicks, 92 marks, 315 handballs (fifth in the AFL), averaging 11.6 kicks, 4.2 marks, 14.3 handballs. 21 Goals, 12 Behinds. 104 Clearances, 72 Inside 50m, 32 Rebound 50m. 134 Tackles (seventh in the AFL).

Nick Smith, Sydney Swans. Never Previously All Australian. 20 games in 2014. 165 kicks, 75 marks, 145 handballs, averaging 8.2 kicks, 3.8 marks, 7.2 handballs. Zero Goals, One Behind. 12 Clearances, Six Inside 50m, 53 Rebound 50m. 53 Tackles.

Eric Mackenzie, West Coast. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 232 kicks, 159 marks (fourth in the AFL), 105 handballs, averaging 10.5 kicks, 7.2 marks, 4.8 handballs. Two Goals, Zero Behinds. Two Clearances, 21 Inside 50m, 74 Rebound 50m. 37 Tackles.

Matt Priddis, West Coast. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 261 kicks, 56 marks, 366 handballs (first in the AFL in handballs and first in the AFL in total disposals), averaging 11.9 kicks, 2.5 marks, 16.6 handballs. 10 Goals, Eight Behinds. 147 Clearances (second in the AFL), 70 Inside 50, 44 Rebound 50m. 161 Tackles (third in the AFL).

Tom Liberatore, Western Bulldogs. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2014. 244 kicks, 61 marks, 278 handballs, averaging 11.1 kicks, 2.8 marks, 12.6 handballs. Seven Goals, Five Behinds. 154 Clearances (first in the AFL), 69 Inside 50m, 39 Rebound 50m. 173 Tackles (first in the AFL).