The Sporting News 2022 Rolling All-Australian Team
|FB||Tom Stewart (GEE)||Steven May (MEL)||James Sicily (HAW)|
|HB||Sam Docherty (CAR)||Paddy McCartin (SYD)||Jack Sinclair (STK)|
|C||Hugh McCluggage (BRIS)||Andrew Brayshaw (FRE)||Sam Walsh (CAR)|
|HF||Shai Bolton (RICH)||Jeremy Cameron (GEE)||Charlie Curnow (CAR)|
|FF||Charlie Cameron (BRIS)||Aaron Naughton (WB)||Tyson Stengle (GEE)|
|R||Jarrod Witts (GC)||Clayton Oliver (MEL)||Lachie Neale (BRIS)|
|INT||Callum Wilkie (StK)||Jack Crisp (COLL)||Patrick Cripps (C) (CAR)|
|Toby Greene (GWS)|
Gold Coast’s Jarrod Witts reclaims his spot as the premier ruckman in the Sporting News Rolling All-Australian team.
Falling short to Port Adelaide by two points, Witts has huge for the Suns, collecting 20 touches and eight clearances while getting his hand to the ball 41 times in stoppage situations.
The former Pie had 18 contested possessions and five tackles and nearly willed his side over the line.
Usually pegged under Melbourne star Max Gawn and up-and-comer Western Bulldog Tim English, Witts has arguably surpassed them due to injury and continues to impress on the field.
Aaron Naughton has surged into All-Australian calculations after such an impressive string of performances leading back to round eight.
Kicking 23 goals in his last seven games, Naughton replaces Geelong forward Tom Hawkins as the full forward due to his more recent performances.
A total of 38 majors for the year, the ‘Astro-Naught’ not only poses as a dangerous target, but helps bring his teammates into the game and is a main reason why the Dogs have won five of their last six matches.
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