The Sporting News 2022 Rolling All-Australian Team

FB Adam Saad (CAR) Steven May (MEL) James Sicily (HAW)
HB Nick Daicos (COLL) 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) Tom Hawkins (GEE) Tyson Stengle (GEE)
R Max Gawn (MEL) Clayton Oliver (MEL) Lachie Neale (BRIS)
INT Mark Blicavs (GEE) Callum Mills (SYD) Patrick Cripps (C) (CAR)
  Toby Greene (GWS)    

Melbourne skipper Max Gawn has forced his way into the side after an impressive individual performance against the Western Bulldogs, nearly dragging his team to victory.

Gawn had 40 hit-outs and 25 possessions and proved why he was the number one ruckman in the competition, giving midfielders Clayton Oliver, Christian Petracca and Jack Viney first use.

The Demons kicked six goals from centre clearances against the Dogs, which was largely due to the 30 year old.

Adam Saad replaces teammate Sam Docherty in the line-up, confirming to all just how good a season the speedy half back is having.

On the weekend, Saad collected 25 disposals against the Giants and quickly indicated how strong his two-way running is.

The former Bomber was able to shut down opponents, but provide bounce off half back as Carlton look to return to finals since 2013.

Saad’s been averaging 22 touches, five marks and five rebound 50s as he looks for his first All-Australian nomination.

Next in line: Peter Wright, Rory Laird, Tim English, Connoz Rozee, Noah Anderson, Jordan Dawson, Sam Taylor, Sam Docherty, NIck Daicos, Hayden Young

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