WESTERN Australia has capped its title-winning championships by having six players selected in the NAB AFL Under-18 All Australian side.
After clinching their first win at the carnival since 2009 with the last kick of their game against Vic Country on Wednesday, West Australians will make up more than a quarter of the representative team.
Larke Medallist Deven Robertson leads the group after an outstanding carnival through the midfield where he averaged 30 disposals. Robertson, who captained WA to the title, was also named skipper of the All Australian line-up.
Deven Robertson shows off his WA MVP Medal. Picture: AFL Photos
He is joined in the team by WA ruckman Luke Jackson, midfielders Jeremy Sharp and Trent Rivers, and forwards Liam Henry and Elijah Taylor.
Vic Country, which won three games, had the most players selected of any of side with seven claiming All Australian honours.
Influential half-backs Lachie Ash and Hayden Young were selected as defenders, alongside key back Sam De Koning, while Sam Flanders, Caleb Serong, Cody Weightman and Brodie Kemp were also added.
Vic Metro's poor carnival saw them only have three players make the team – midfield pair Noah Anderson and Matt Rowell, and defender Fischer McAsey – while the Allies also had three players acknowledged for their carnival.
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Rebounding defender Connor Budarick, midfield gun Tom Green, and Tasmanian accumulator Mitch O'Neill were in, with O'Neill one of three players to be back-to-back All Australians after being in the team last year as a 17-year-old (Sharp was also selected in 2018).
The Allies had three AA representatives, including defender Connor Budarick. Picture: AFL Photos
The other two-time All Australian is Will Gould, the attacking South Australian half-back. He was joined in the team by South Australian teammates Jackson Mead, Harry Schoenberg and Dylan Stephens.
This year there was no bottom-aged players that made the line-up.
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