MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Dustin Martin of the Tigers celebrates a goal with Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers (L) during the round one AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 23, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Matthew Lloyd’s early season All-Australian team

Writing for Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Essendon great, Matthew Lloyd has named his early season All-Australian team following the opening two months of the 2017 season.

There are some surprising selections, with Melbourne young gun, Clayton Oliver, who has averaged 31 disposals per game this season, left out of the side.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 25: Clayton Oliver of the Demons handballs whilst being tackled by Jack Newnes of the Saints during the round one AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium on March 25, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Geelong star, Patrick Dangerfield, has been named on the bench, despite suffering from a form slump over the past month.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 26: Patrick Dangerfield of the Cats breaks clear of a tackle by Nathan Fyfe of the Dockers during the round one AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium on March 26, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Jeremy Cameron and Josh Kennedy, currently one and two in the Coleman Medal race have been named at full forward and centre half-forward respectively, while Alex Rance and Michael Hurley are main big men down back.

Greater Western Sydney’s Josh Kelly, is doing his chance of earning big bucks at a new club no harm, with a stellar start to the season and has also earned a spot in the side on the wing.

Matthew Lloyd’s early season All-Australian team:

FB: Rory Laird (Adel) Alex Rance (Rich) Elliot Yeo (WC)

HB: Dylan Roberton (St K) Michael Hurley (Ess) Sam Docherty (Carl)

C: Brad Hill (Frem) Dustin Martin (Rich) Josh Kelly (GWS)

HF: Toby Greene (GWS) Josh Kennedy (WC) Gary Ablett (GC)

FF: Joe Daniher (Ess) Jeremy Cameron (GWS) Eddie Betts (Adel)

Foll: Sam Jacobs (Adel) Rory Sloane (Adel) Zach Merrett (Ess)

I/C: Seb Ross (St K) Patrick Dangerfield (Geel) Marc Murphy (Carl) Marcus Bontempelli (WB)

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