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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA

On the Monday following the Semi-Finals, the AFL held its All-Australian ceremony. Richmond's Jack Riewoldt was presented with the Coleman Medal as the AFL's leading goalkicker for the season, Melbourne's Liam Jurrah was awarded Mark of the Year and Lance Franklin was awarded Goal of the Year.

Once again, it was the star players who dominated selection with just seven players being named for the first time. Collingwood, Geelong, St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs were represented by a combined total of 14 players.                              

2009 All-Australians Gary Ablett, Paul Chapman, Corey Enright, Brendon Goddard, Chris Judd, Brian Lake, Leigh Montagna, Aaron Sandilands, Joel Selwood and Dane Swan were again named this year. Judd tops the list as this year represents the fifth time he has been selected. 2010 is the fourth consecutive year that Gary Ablett has been named. Following him are Geelong's Corey Enright and Docker Aaron Sandilands with three consecutive placings.

THE TEAM:
B: James Frawley (MELB),  Brian Lake (WB), Corey Enright (GEEL)
HB: Brendon Goddard (STK), Harry Taylor (GEEL), Harry O’Brien (COL)
C: Leigh Montagna (STK), Luke Hodge (HAW) Captain, Joel Selwood (GEEL)
HB:: Alan Didak (COL), Lance Franklin (HAW), Paul Chapman (GEEL)
HF: Barry Hall (WB), Jack Riewoldt (RICH), Mark LeCras (WCE)
R: Aaron Sandilands (FRE), Dane Swan (COL), Gary Ablett (GEEL) Vice-Captain

Interchange: Mark Jamar (MELB), Steve Johnson (GEEL), Chris Judd (CARL), Scott Pendlebury (COL)

All-Australian player details:

James Frawley, first time selected. 21 games in 2010, 234 kicks, 123 marks, 157 handballs, averaged 11.1 kicks, 5.9 marks, 7.5 handballs per game, one goal, one behind, 10 clearances, 21 inside 50m, 102 rebound 50m (third in the AFL)

Brian Lake, previously selected in 2009. 22 games in 2010, 316 kicks, 218 marks (first in the AFL), 162 handballs, averaged 14.4 kicks, 9.9 marks, 7.4 handballs; 10 goals, six behinds, one clearance, 28 inside 50m, 93 rebound 50m (sixth in the AFL)

Corey Enright, previously selected 2008, 2009. 21 games in 2010, 329 kicks (sixth in the AFL), 124 marks, 198 handballs, averaging 15.7 kicks, 5.9 marks, 9.4 handballs; one goal, one behind, 19 clearances, 34 inside 50m, 85 rebound 50m

Brendon Goddard, previously selected 2009. 21 games in 2010. 306 kicks, 150 marks (seventh in the AFL), 303 handballs (tenth in the AFL), averaged 14.6 kicks, 7.1 marks, 14.4 handballs; 20 goals, eight behinds, 70 clearances, 84 inside 50m, 56 rebound 50m

Harry Taylor, first time selected. 20 games in 2010, 168 kicks, 144 marks, 180 handballs, averaged 8.4 kicks, 7.2 marks, 9.0 handballs; two goals three behinds, three clearances, 15 inside 50m, 75 rebound 50m

Harry O’Brien, Collingwood, first time selected. 22 games in 2010, 225 kicks, 86 marks, 124 handballs, averaged 10.2 kicks, 3.9 marks, 5.6 handballs; four goals, four behinds, six clearances, 35 inside 50m, 70 rebound 50m

Leigh Montagna, previously selected 2009. 22 games in 2010, 378 kicks (second in the AFL), 103 marks, 275 handballs, averaged 17.2 kicks, 4.7 marks, 12.5 handballs; 17 goals, 15 behinds, 102 clearances, 112 inside 50m (first in the AFL), 36 rebound 50m

Luke Hodge, previously selected 2005, 2008. 21 games in 2010, 324 kicks (seventh in the AFL), 85 marks, 207 handballs, averaged 15.4 kicks, 4.0 marks, 9.9 handballs. 15 goals, 11 behinds. 102 clearances (10th in the AFL), 96 inside 50m, 57 rebound 50m

Joel Selwood, previously selected 2009. 21 games in 2010, 253 kicks, 100 marks, 351 handballs (fifth in the AFL), averaged 12.0 kicks, 4.8 marks, 16.7 handballs; eight goals, seven behinds, 105 clearances (ninth in the AFL), 98 inside 50m, 38 rebound 50m

Alan Didak, previously selected 2006. 20 games in 2010, 300 kicks, 84 marks, 204 handballs, averaged 15.0 kicks, 4.2 marks, 10.2 handballs; 35 goals, 17 behinds, 61 clearances, 96 inside 50m, 20 rebound 50m

Lance Franklin, previously selected 2008. 17 games in 2010, 196 kicks, 93 marks, 111 handballs, averaged 11.5 kicks, 5.5 marks, 6.5 handballs; 62 goals (fourth in the AFL), 42 behinds, nine clearances, 52 inside 50m, seven rebound 50m

Paul Chapman, previously selected 2009. 21 games in 2010, 362 kicks (third in the AFL), 118 marks, 236 handballs, averaged 17.2 kicks, 5.6 marks, 11.2 handballs; 21 goals, 14 behinds, 68 clearances, 8 inside 50m (sixth in the AFL), 53 rebound 50m

Barry Hall, previously selected 2004, 2005, 2006. 21 games in 2010, 170 kicks, 129 marks, 71 handballs, averaged 8.1 kicks, 6.1 marks, 3.4 handballs; 73 goals (second in the AFL), 31 behinds, six clearances, 32 inside 50m

Jack Riewoldt, first time selected. 22 games in 2010, 219 kicks, 123 marks, 37 handballs, averaged 10.0 kicks, 5.6 marks, 1.7 handballs; 78 goals (first in the AFL), 39 behinds, 10 clearances, 41 inside 50m, one rebound 50m

Mark LeCras, first time selected. 21 games in 2010, 213 kicks, 97 marks, 73 handballs, averaged 10.1 kicks, 4.6 marks, 3.5 handballs; 63 goals (third in the AFL), 24 behinds, 20 clearances, 56 inside 50m, seven rebound 50m

Aaron Sandilands, previously selected 2008, 2009. 19 games in 2010, 113 kicks, 83 marks, 208 handballs, averaged 5.9 kicks, 4.4 marks, 10.9 handballs. 686 hit outs (first in the AFL) averaging 36.1 per game. 12 goals, five behinds, 82 clearances, 45 inside 50m, 23 rebound 50m

Dane Swan, Collingwood, previously selected 2009. 22 games in 2010, 418 kicks (first in the AFL), 124 marks, 283 handballs, averaged 19.0 kicks, 5.6 marks, 12.9 handballs; 18 goals, 22 behinds. 116 clearances (fifth in the AFL), 108 inside 50m (fifth in the AFL), 52 rebound 50m

Gary Ablett, previously selected 2007, 2008, 2009. 21 games in 2010, 300 kicks, 97 marks, 359 handballs (fourth in the AFL), averaged 14.3 kicks, 4.6 marks, 17.1 handballs; 44 goals, 23 behinds. 107 clearances (eighth in the AFL), 101 inside 50m (10th in the AFL), 27 rebound 50m

Mark Jamar, first time selected. 22 games in 2010, 66 kicks, 69 marks, 207 handballs, averaged 3.0 kicks, 3.1 marks, 9.4 handballs. 643 hit outs (second in the AFL), averaged 29.2 per game; 12 goals, four behinds, 65 clearances, 12 inside 50m, eight rebound 50m

Steve Johnson, previously selected 2007, 2008. 19 games in 2010, 240 kicks, 95 marks, 104 handballs, averaged 12.6 kicks, 5.0 marks, 5.5 handballs. 57 goals (fifth in the AFL), 32 behinds, 22 clearances, 63 inside 50m, 11 rebound 50m

Chris Judd, previously selected 2004, 2006, 2008 (captain), 2009, 19 games in 2010, 274 kicks, 58 marks, 236 handballs, averaged, 14.4 kicks, 3.1 marks, 12.4 handballs; 14 goals, nine behinds. 122 clearances (third in the AFL), 100 inside 50m, 39 rebound 50m

Scott Pendlebury, first time selected. 22 games in 2010. 284 kicks, 101 marks, 305 handballs (eighth in the AFL), averaging 12.9 kicks, 4.6 marks, 13.9 handballs; 13 goals, 13 behinds. 79 clearances, 77 inside 50m, 27 rebound 50m

Statistical explanations

Marks: catch of the ball

Clearance: winning the ball to team advantage after a stoppage in play such as a boundary throw-in or ball-up around the ground

Inside 50 (meters or 55 yards): delivering the ball by hand or foot into the team's scoring area, noted by the white line arc on the field at either end of the ground

Rebound 50 meters (55 yards): a player running, kicking or handballing out of the opposition's scoring area (noted by the white line arc at either end of the field)

Hit-out: stat exclusive to ruckmen. Refers to the ruckman tapping the ball out at center bounces, boundary throw-ins by the umpire, and/or ball-ups after a stop in play around the ground due the ball being locked up among a pack of players

Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release

Article last changed on Friday, September 17, 2010 - 9:09 PM EDT


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