PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: Tom Lynch of the Tigers in action during the round eight AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Richmond Tigers at Optus Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

The 40-man All Australian has been released, and as always, there were a number of snubs.

While there will be even greater snubs in the final 22, there were some glaring omissions in the short-listed pool.

You can’t please everyone, but these five could consider themselves the most unlucky.

Here are our five biggest All Australian snubs:


Lachie Whitfield (GWS)

The untaggable utility had a dominant season and was arguably the best player in the competition over the opening 10 rounds, with an ability to play all over the field.

If not for missing six games through injury, he would have been one of the first picked in the 40-man squad.

Regardless, Whitfield averaged 28.6 disposals, 8.4 marks and ranked in the top 10 for effective disposals, meters gained and uncontested possessions. 16 games of Whitfield were more valuable than a number of players who featured in the squad.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 24: Lachie Whitfield of the Giantslu during the round one AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at GIANTS Stadium on March 24, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)