Posted: 18 September, 2012 by Triple M Footy

Official AFL All Australian Team 2012

View the final AFL All Australian team for 2012, selected by a panel of experts.

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View the final AFL All Australian team for 2012, selected by a panel of experts.

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All Australian Team, 2012:

West Coast's Darren Glass has been named the All Australian captain with Gary Ablett his vice-captain.

Backs: Sean Dempster, Luke McPharlin, Darren Glass (C)

Half Backs: Beau Waters, Ted Richards, Grant Birchall

Centres: Trent Cotchin, Jobe Watson, Dayne Beams

Half Forwards: Patrick Dangerfield, Lance Franklin, Cyril Rioli

Forwards: Stephen Milne, Tom Hawkins, Dean Cox

Rucks: Nic Naitanui, Scott Thompson, Gary Ablett (VC)

Interchange: Brett Deledio, Josh Kennedy, Scott Pendlebury, Dane Swan

The All Australian Selection panel is Andrew Demetriou (chairman), Adrian Anderson, Kevin Bartlett, Luke Darcy, Danny Frawley, Gerard Healy, Glen Jakovich and Mark Ricciuto.

Scroll down for all the All Australian players' stats

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All Australians' Stats:

BACKS:

Sean Dempster, St Kilda. Never previously selected. 22 games in 2012. 274 kicks, 155 marks (Fourth in the AFL), 115 handballs, averaging 12.5 kicks, 7.0 marks, 5.2 handballs. Zero Goals, Two Behinds. Seven Clearances, 41 Inside 50m, 72 Rebound 50m. 43 Tackles.

Luke McPharlin, Fremantle. Never previously selected. 21 games in 2012. 230 kicks, 171 marks (First in the AFL), 119 handballs, averaging 11.0 kicks, 8.1 marks, 5.7 handballs. One Goal, Two Behinds. Two Clearances, 12 Inside 50m, 65 Rebound 50m. 28 Tackles.

Darren Glass, West Coast (captain). All Australian 2006, 2007, 2011. 20 games in 2012. 101 kicks, 100 marks, 151 handballs, averaging 5.1  kicks, 5.0 marks, 7.6 handballs. Zero Goals, Zero Behinds. Five Clearances, Six Inside 50m, 30Rebound 50m. 49 Tackles.

HALF BACKS:

Beau Waters, West Coast. Never previously selected. 19 games in 2012. 276 kicks, 144 marks (Fifth in the AFL), 143 handballs, averaging 14.5 kicks, 7.6 marks, 7.5 handballs. Eight Goals, Four Behinds. Three Clearances, 52 Inside 50m, 61 Rebound 50m. 47 Tackles.

Ted Richards, Sydney Swans. Never previously selected. 22 games in 2012. 173 kicks, 115 marks, 144 handballs, averaging 7.9 kicks, 5.2 marks, 6.5 handballs. Zero Goals, Zero Behinds. Three Clearances, 23Inside 50m, 78 Rebound 50m. 45 Tackles.

Grant Birchall, Hawthorn. Never previously selected. 20 games in 2012. 281 kicks, 125 marks, 204 handballs, averaging 14.1 kicks, 6.3 marks, 10.2 handballs. One Goal, Three Behinds. 21 Clearances, 67 Inside 50m, 55 Rebound 50m. 36 Tackles.

CENTRES:

Trent Cotchin, Richmond. Never previously selected. 22 games in 2012. 372 kicks (Fourth in the AFL), 92 marks, 234 handballs, averaging 16.9 kicks, 4.2 marks, 10.6 handballs. Eighth in the AFL in total disposals. 21 Goals, 16 Behinds. 113 Clearances, 116 Inside 50m (Fourth in the AFL), 31 Rebound 50m. 107 Tackles.

Jobe Watson, Essendon. Never previously selected. 22 games in 2012. 343 kicks (Eighth in the AFL), 106 marks, 295 handballs (Eighth in the AFL), averaging 15.6 kicks, 4.8 marks, 13.4 handballs. Sixth in the AFL in total disposals. 20 Goals, Eight Behinds. 154 Clearances (Third in the AFL), 94 Inside 50m, 42 Rebound 50m. 105 Tackles.

Dayne Beams, Collingwood. Never previously selected. 21 games in 2012. 337 kicks, 97 marks, 319 handballs (Fourth in the AFL), averaging 16.0 kicks, 4.6 marks, 15.2 handballs. Third in the AFL in total disposals. 27 Goals, 14 Behinds. 121 Clearances, 96 Inside 50m, 34 Rebound 50m. 83 Tackles.

HALF FORWARDS:

Patrick Dangerfield, Adelaide Crows. Never previously selected. 22 games in 2012. 359 kicks (Sixth in the AFL), 93 marks, 241 handballs, averaging 16.3 kicks, 4.2 marks, 11.0 handballs. Tenth in the AFL in total disposals. 22 Goals, Eight Behinds. 147 Clearances (Fourth in the AFL), 128 Inside 50m (Second in the AFL), 43 Rebound 50m. 72 Tackles.

Lance Franklin, Hawthorn. All Australian 2008, 2010, 2011. 16 games in 2012. 214 kicks, 92 marks, 74 handballs, averaging 13.4 kicks, 5.8 marks, 4.6 handballs. 59 Goals (Fourth in the AFL), 52 Behinds. 10 Clearances, 65 Inside 50m, One Rebound 50m. 58 Tackles.

Cyril Rioli, Hawthorn. Never Previously selected. 20 games in 2012. 188 kicks, 60 marks, 119 handballs, averaging 9.4 kicks, 30 marks, 6.0 handballs. 35 Goals, 17 Behinds. 45 Clearances, 81 Inside 50m, Six Rebound 50m. 108 Tackles.

FORWARDS:

Stephen Milne, St Kilda. All Australian 2011. 22 games in 2012. 218 kicks, 81 marks, 56 handballs, averaging 9.9 kicks, 3.7 marks, 2.5 handballs. 56 Goals (Sixth in the AFL), 38 Behinds. 11 Clearances, 55 Inside 50m, Seven Rebound 50m. 47 Tackles.

Tom Hawkins, Geelong Cats. Never previously selected. 21 games in 2012. 194 kicks, 141 marks (Eighth in the AFL), 75 handballs, averaging 9.2 kicks, 6.7 marks, 3.6 handballs. 62 Goals (Second in the AFL), 36 Behinds. Nine Clearances, 44 Inside 50m, Zero Rebound 50m. 25 Tackles.

Dean Cox, West Coast. All Australian 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011. 22 games in 2012. 216 kicks, 133 marks, 136 handballs, averaging 9.8 kicks, 6.0 marks, 6.2 handballs. 558 hit outs (Fifth in the AFL), averaging 25.4 hit outs. 26 Goals, 13 Behinds. 59 Clearances, 53 Inside 50m, 25 Rebound 50m. 38 Tackles.

RUCKS:

Nic Naitanui, West Coast. Never previously selected. 20 games in 2012. 109 kicks, 60 marks, 153 handballs, averaging 5.5 kicks, 3.0 marks, 7.7 handballs. 505 hit outs (Seventh in the AFL), averaging 25.3 hit outs. 22 Goals, 13 Behinds. 57 Clearances, 51 Inside 50m, 15 Rebound 50m. 70 Tackles.

Scott Thompson, Adelaide Crows. Never previously selected. 22 games in 2012. 363 kicks (Fifth in the AFL), 95 marks, 288 handballs (Ninth in the AFL), averaging 16.5 kicks, 4.3 marks, 13.1 handballs. Fourth in the AFL in total disposals. 10 Goals, 13 Behinds. 158 Clearances (Second in the AFL), 90 Inside 50m, 42 Rebound 50m. 102 Tackles.

Gary Ablett, Gold Coast Suns (vice-captain). All Australian 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (vice-captain), 2011 (captain). 20 games in 2012. 389 kicks (First in the AFL), 61 marks, 287 handballs (Tenth in the AFL), averaging 19.5 kicks, 3.1 marks, 14.4 handballs. Second in the AFL in total disposals. 26 Goals, 19 Behinds. 132 Clearances (Ninth in the AFL), 101 Inside 50m (Ninth in the AFL), 61 Rebound 50m. 110 Tackles.

INTERCHANGE:

Brett Deledio, Richmond. Never previously selected. 22 games in 2012. 339 kicks (Tenth in the AFL), 110 marks, 266 handballs, averaging 15.4 kicks, 5.0 marks, 12.1 handballs. Ninth in the AFL in total disposals. 17 Goals, 15 Behinds. 82 Clearances, 129 Inside 50m (First in the AFL), 42 Rebound 50m. 102 Tackles.

Josh Kennedy, Sydney Swans. Never previously selected. 22 games in 2012. 267 kicks, 61 marks, 350 handballs (First in the AFL), averaging 12.1 kicks, 2.8 marks, 15.9 handballs. Seventh in the AFL in total disposals. 24 Goals, Nine Behinds. 164 Clearances (First in the AFL), 85 Inside 50m, 35 Rebound 50m. 109 Tackles.

Scott Pendlebury, Collingwood. All Australian 2010, 2011. 18 games in 2012. 269 kicks, 70 marks, 261 handballs, averaging 14.9 kicks, 3.9 marks, 14.5 handballs. 10 Goals, Seven Behinds. 109 Clearances, 67 Inside 50m, 41 Rebound 50m. 93 Tackles.

Dane Swan, Collingwood. All Australian 2009, 2010, 2011. 18 games in 2012. 382 kicks (Second in the AFL), 123 marks, 260 handballs, averaging 21.2 kicks, 6.8 marks, 14.4 handballs. Fifth in the AFL in total disposals. 22 Goals, 21 Behinds. 116 Clearances, 78 Inside 50m, 40 Rebound 50m. 58 Tackles.

Triple M, September 4:

The AFL has announced the 40-man All Australian squad that the final team will be picked from, on September 17.

"The All Australian selectors were not asked to nominate the leading players in each section of the field -- forwards, defenders and midfielders / ruckmen – but simply to name the best players of the season. However, the final team of 22, to be named on Monday September 17 in Melbourne, is selected to best fit team balance as if to play a match," said the AFL.

"A total of how 24 members of the squad have never previously been named as an All Australian while Fremantle captain Matthew Pavlich, with six previous All Australian selections, is the most decorated player in the squad. Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett has been selected in the last five consecutive All Australian teams, while the Geelong Cats’ Corey Enright has been selected in the last four consecutive years."

The Crows and Cats each supplied five members of the squad while Hawthorn, Richmond, St Kilda, Sydney Swans and West Coast all had four players.

In the coming days, we will release Triple M Footy commentators' All Australian teams on this page.

All Australian Squad:

P Dangerfield, S Jacobs, B Reilly, S Thompson, T Walker, E Betts, D Beams, S Pendlebury, D Swan, J Watson, L McPharlin, M Pavlich, C Enright, T Hawkins, T Lonergan, J Selwood, H Taylor, G Ablett, G Birchall, L Franklin, S Mitchell, C Rioli, D Petrie, A Swallow, T Cotchin, B Deledio, I Maric, J Riewoldt, S Dempster, L Hayes, S Milne, N Riewoldt, K Jack, Lewis Jetta, J Kennedy, T Richards, D Cox, D Glass, N Naitanui, B Waters

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