RIVAL ruckmen Brodie Grundy and Max Gawn are both locks in the 2018 Virgin Australia AFL All Australian team, according to fans.

Gawn was the second most selected player and Grundy the fifth as fans picked the season's best 22 ahead of Wednesday night's All Australian Awards.

Follow the 2018 All Australian Awards on AFL.com.au and the Official AFL app from 8.30pm AEST

The pair were the only rucks to make this year's 40-man All Australian shortlist after seasons which catapulted them into Brownlow contention.

Gawn, who became the first man to record 1000 hit-outs in a season, took out Monday night's player of the year award from the AFL Coaches Association.

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The bookies' Brownlow favourite Tom Mitchell was fans' top All Australian pick, ahead of Gawn, Carlton standout Patrick Cripps and Richmond's Coleman medallist Jack Riewoldt.

Eagle veteran Shannon Hurn was named captain, with four-time All Australian defender Alex Rance his deputy.

Pick your 22 and win

Whoever first submits the exact team announced at the 2018 All Australian Awards will win a Virgin Australia major prize, valued at up to $2599.

You have until 6.59pm AEST on Wednesday, August 29 to cast your vote.

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