AFL greats' 'unluckiest' All-Australian snubs

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Port Adelaide large Kane Cornes has declared Essendon's Jake Stringer and Carlton's Jacob Weitering arsenic the 2 unluckiest stars to miss retired connected All-Australian selection.

Headlined by 5 Demons - this year's insignificant premiers - Melbourne dominated enactment successful the 22-man squad past nighttime arsenic superstar ruckman Max Gawn claimed his 5th All-Australian blazer arsenic good arsenic the captaincy.

The adjacent astir represented nine was the Western Bulldogs, who had 3 players gain selection.

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But arsenic is the lawsuit each year, fans were near furious with a fig of non-selections, with the 2 hottest topics of statement Stringer and Weitering.

Jake Stringer, Jacob Weitering (Getty)

Stringer had an exceptional season, booting 39 goals crossed 18 games, portion splitting his clip betwixt the guardant enactment and the midfield. He averaged 4.5 clearances per game.

In the lawsuit of Weitering, the Carlton cardinal defender was ascendant down backmost each play for the Blues, with Champion Data ranking him arsenic 'elite' successful disposals, marks, spoils, one-on-one contests and rebound 50s.

Cornes, a two-time All Australian, conceded selectors look a "tough job" trying to portion unneurotic the squad.

"I deliberation the backline is truthful strong," Cornes told SEN.

Kane Cornes during his playing days for the Power (Getty)

"The unlucky players for maine were Jake Stringer and Jacob Weitering.

"I'm OK with the All-Australian team. I cognize it's topical and it causes a batch of debate.

"It's a pugnacious job."

Meanwhile, North Melbourne large David King said Stringer's omission was 1 of the worst helium had seen successful a fig of years.

"Jake Stringer's omission from the AA squad is the top enactment mistake successful years," King tweeted.


B: Jake Lever (Melbourne), Steven May (Melbourne), Tom Stewart (Geelong Cats)

HB: Daniel Rich (Brisbane Lions), Aliir Aliir (Port Adelaide), Bailey Dale (Western Bulldogs)

C: Zach Merrett (Essendon), Ollie Wines (Port Adelaide), Sam Walsh (Carlton)

HF: Christian Petracca (Melbourne), Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats), Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)

F: Tom Papley (Sydney Swans), Harry McKay (Carlton), Toby Greene (GWS Giants)

FOLL: Max Gawn (Melbourne), Jack Macrae (Western Bulldogs), Clayton Oliver (Melbourne)

I/C: Jack Steele (St Kilda), Nic Naitanui (West Coast Eagles), Touk Miller (Gold Coast Suns), Darcy Parish (Essendon)

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