Congratulations to WAFC’s own Izak Rankine on being one of six McDonald’s SA Under-18 players to have been selected in the AFL All-Australian team, after South Australia claimed the 2018 crown with an undefeated run at this year’s National Championships.
Izak was not surprisingly named in attack, after booting 5.2 in the title-decider against Victoria Metro on Wednesday.
It is Izak’s second All-Australian jumper after he earned selection last year as a 17-year-old.
AFL Talent Ambassador Kevin Sheehan headed the selection panel which included:
Luke Power NAB AFL Academy Head Coach
Marcus Ashcroft AFL Talent Competitions and Operations
Dom Milesi Recruiting Manager, Collingwood Football Club
Troy Selwood Recruiting Manager, Geelong Football Club
Luke Williams Recruiting Officer, Richmond Football Club
Chris Liberatore Recruiting Manager, St Kilda Football Club
2018 AFL U18 ALL-AUSTRALIAN TEAM
Defenders: Jez McLennan (South Australia), Jacob Koschitzke (Allies), Isaac Quaynor (Vic Metro), Buku Khamis (Vic Metro), Kyle Reid (Vic Country), Jordan Clark (Western Australia)
Midfielders: Luke English (Western Australia), Kieren Briggs (Allies), Bailey Smith (Vic Metro), Luke Valente (South Australia), Sam Walsh (Vic Country), Chayce Jones (Allies)
Forwards: Bailey Scott (Allies), Jack Lukosius (South Australia), Jackson Hately (South Australia), Izak Rankine (South Australia), Ben King (Vic Metro), Rhylee West (Vic Metro)
Interchange: Sydney Stack (Western Australia), Connor McFadyen (Allies), Mitch O’Neill (Allies), Will Gould (South Australia), Jeremy Sharp (Western Australia)
Coach: Tony Bamford (South Australia)
Assistant coach: Lance Spaulding (Tasmania)
Captain: Sam Walsh
Vice-captain: Luke Valente
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Images from 2018 SANFL Macca’s League, Round 10, West Adelaide v Norwood at City Mazda Stadium, Adelaide, South Australia,Australia on June09, 2018. Photo: Phillip Steele – Sportzfotoz