AFL Rd 6 - Melbourne v Gold Coast
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: Izak Rankine of the Suns kicks celebrates after kicking his first AFL goal during the round 6 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Gold Coast Suns at GIANTS Stadium on July 11, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

The AFL’s 22under22 40-man squad for 2020 has been revealed, with the Gold Coast Suns boasting a league-high eight players.

It features Charlie Ballard, Connor Budarick, Jack Lukosius, Jack Bowes, Noah Anderson, Ben Ainsworth, Ben King and Izak Rankine, with Matt Rowell not meeting the criteria as he did not play eight games this season.

The Dockers have four players in the squad, while the Blues, Lions, Tigers and Saints all have three members.

16 of the 18 clubs have at least one representative, with Adelaide and Melbourne being the only two teams without a player.

Players must be aged 22 and younger throughout the entire season including finals to be eligible for selection.

This marks the the eighth edition of the AFLPA’s 22under22 team – with the final team set to be unveiled on September 22.

You can vote for your 22under22 side here, with voting set to close on Friday September 18.

2020 22under22 40-man squad

Defenders

Jacob Weitering (Carlton)
Jordan Ridley (Essendon)
Charlie Ballard (Gold Coast Suns)
Connor Budarick (Gold Coast Suns)
Jack Lukosius (Gold Coast Suns)
Jack Bowes (Gold Coast Suns)
Will Day (Hawthorn)
Liam Baker (Richmond)
Noah Balta (Richmond)
Hunter Clark (St Kilda)
Nick Coffield (St Kilda)

Midfielders

Zac Bailey (Brisbane Lions)
Jarrod Berry (Brisbane Lions)
Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane Lions)
Sam Walsh (Carlton)
Josh Daicos (Collingwood)*
Andrew McGrath (Essendon)
Andrew Brayshaw (Fremantle)
Adam Cerra (Fremantle)
Caleb Serong (Fremantle)
Noah Anderson (Gold Coast Suns)
Harry Perryman (GWS Giants)
Tim Taranto (GWS Giants)
James Worpel (Hawthorn)
Jy Simpkin (North Melbourne)
Shai Bolton (Richmond)
James Rowbottom (Sydney Swans)
Bailey Smith (Western Bulldogs)

Forwards

Harry McKay (Carlton)
Josh Daicos (Collingwood)*
Gryan Miers (Geelong Cats)
Ben Ainsworth (Gold Coast Suns)
Ben King (Gold Coast Suns)
Izak Rankine (Gold Coast Suns)
Cameron Zurhaar (North Melbourne)
Zak Butters (Port Adelaide)
Sam Powell-Pepper (Port Adelaide)
Max King (St Kilda)
Oscar Allen (West Coast Eagles)*
Aaron Naughton (Western Bulldogs)

Rucks

Sean Darcy (Fremantle)
Oscar Allen (West Coast Eagles)*

* – dual position players