Six Hawks in AFL’s 40-man All-Australian squad

Reigning premiers Hawthorn – aiming for a third straight grand final win this year – led the way in the announcement of the 2015 All-Australian squad.

Six members of Alastair Clarkson’s side were picked in the 40-man squad, with midfielders Sam Mitchell, Jordan Lewis and Shaun Burgoyne joined by forwards Jack Gunston and Cyril Rioli and defender Josh Gibson.

Fremantle, West Coast and the Western Bulldogs all had five players selected, while Adelaide and Richmond had four.

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It is the first time since 2006 that no Geelong players were named in the initial squad.

There were no Brisbane, Carlton, Gold Coast, Melbourne or St Kilda players picked.

The squad will be trimmed at a later date.

2015 all-Australian squad:

Eddie Betts (Adelaide), Patrick Dangerfield (Adelaide), Rory Laird (Adelaide), Taylor Walker (Adelaide), Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood), Dane Swan (Collingwood), Michael Hurley (Essendon), Nathan Fyfe (Fremantle), Stephen Hill (Fremantle), Garrick Ibbotson (Fremantle), David Mundy (Fremantle), Lachie Neale (Fremantle), Jeremy Cameron (Greater Western Sydney), Heath Shaw (Greater Western Sydney), Shaun Burgoyne (Hawthorn), Josh Gibson (Hawthorn), Jack Gunston (Hawthorn), Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn), Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn), Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn), Todd Goldstein (North Melbourne), Shaun Higgins (North Melbourne), Robert Gray (Port Adelaide), Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide), Brett Deledio (Richmond), Dustin Martin (Richmond), Alex Rance (Richmond), Jack Riewoldt (Richmond), Dan Hannebery (Sydney), Josh Kennedy (Sydney), Andrew Gaff (West Coast), Josh Kennedy (West Coast), Jeremy McGovern (West Coast), Nic Naitanui (West Coast), Matt Priddis (West Coast), Matthew Boyd (Western Bulldogs), Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs), Robert Murphy (Western Bulldogs), Jake Stringer (Western Bulldogs), Easton Wood (Western Bulldogs)

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