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Young Crows dominate 22under22 squad

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GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23: Rory Laird of the Crows in action during the 2016 AFL Round 18 match between the Geelong Cats and the Adelaide Crows at Simonds Stadium on July 23, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Rory Laird is one of seven Crows in the preliminary squad

ADELAIDE is the most represented club in the 2016 AFL Players' Association's 22Under22 squad, with seven of the Crows' brightest young talents named in the preliminary team.

Now in its fifth year, the fan-voted 22Under22 recognises the best players in the competition aged 22 years or under for the entirety of the season, including finals. 

Crows Rory Laird, Jake Lever, Matt Crouch, Brad Crouch, Rory Atkins, Charlie Cameron and Mitch McGovern have all earned nods for their efforts this year under first-year coach Don Pyke.

The Western Bulldogs, Melbourne and Essendon have the next best representation, with five players from each club vying to be chosen in the final team. 

At the other end of the spectrum, North Melbourne is the only team to not have any players selected in the 50-man line-up. 

The initial squad will be trimmed to 22 players, with the final 22Under22 to be announced at the AFLPA MVP Awards night on September 13.

You can vote for your squad here: 22under22.com.au

THE 2016 22UNDER22 SQUAD
Rory Laird (Adel)
Jake Lever (Adel)
Rory Atkins (Adel)
Brad Crouch (Adel)
Matt Crouch (Adel)
Charlie Cameron (Adel)
Mitch McGovern (Adel)
Harris Andrews (BL)
Sam Docherty (Carl)
Jacob Weitering (Carl)
Patrick Cripps (Carl)
Brayden Maynard (Coll)
Jack Crisp (Coll)
Darcy Moore (Coll)
Brodie Grundy (Coll)
Marty Gleeson (Ess)
Zach Merrett (Ess)
Darcy Parish (Ess)
Joe Daniher (Ess)
Orazio Fantasia (Ess)
Tommy Sheridan (Frem)
Jake Kolodjashnij (Geel)
Lincoln McCarthy (Geel)
Kade Kolodjashnij (GCS)
Jack Martin (GCS)
Peter Wright (GCS)
Zac Williams (GWS)
Stephen Coniglio (GWS)
Josh Kelly (GWS)
Lachie Whitfield (GWS)
James Sicily (Haw)
Jayden Hunt (Melb)
Jack Viney (Melb)
Jesse Hogan (Melb)
Dean Kent (Melb)
Christian Petracca (Melb)
Darcy Byrne-Jones (PA)
Ollie Wines (PA)
Nick Vlastuin (Rich)
Luke Dunstan (StK)
Tim Membrey (StK)
Jack Billings (StK)
Callum Mills (Syd)
Isaac Heeney (Syd)
Liam Duggan (WCE)
Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
Caleb Daniel (WB)
Lachie Hunter (WB)
Jack Macrae (WB)
Jake Stringer (WB)