Selwood was joined in the team by Corey Enright, who was selected for the fifth time, Harry Taylor, who earned his second All Australian jumper, and first timer Andrew Mackie. Steven Motlop, who was named in the 40 player squad, missed selection in the final team.
Selwood was voted by his peers as the AFL’s best captain, and the All Australian selectors agreed with that assessment. Gary Ablett sr was the last Geelong player to captain the All Australian team, and honour he received in 1995.
The inspirational Cats’ skipper played all 22 home & away games, gathered 278 kicks, 91 marks, 266 handballs, averaging 12.6 kicks, 4.1 marks, 12.1 handballs. Selwood booted a career best 28 goals, and registered 112 clearances, 93 inside 50s, 24 rebound 50m and laid 127 tackles (ninth in the AFL).
Enright played 21 of the 22 home & away games, and was again at his brilliant best. He had 314 kicks, 151 marks (fifth in the AFL), 164 handballs, averaging 15.0 kicks, 7.2 marks, 7.8 handballs. He also registered 19 clearances, 62 inside 50s, 77 rebound 50m, and laid 39 tackles.
Mackie didn’t miss a game and logged 314 kicks, 141 marks, 210 handballs, averaging 14.3 kicks, 6.4 marks, 9.5 handballs. He also booted five goals, had 10 clearances, 79 inside 50s, 59 rebound 50m and 37 tackles.
Taylor missed just one game and finished with 246 kicks, 158 marks (third in the AFL), 116 handballs, averaging 11.7 kicks, 7.5 marks, 5.5 handballs. He kicked 14 goals, had six clearances, 40 inside 50s, 87 rebound 50m and 32 tackles.
The All Australian selection panel comprised Andrew Demetriou (chairman), Kevin Bartlett, Luke Darcy, Mark Evans, Danny Frawley, Glen Jakovich, Cameron Ling and Mark Ricciuto.