15 rounds in and the bye rounds have concluded, meaning the business end of the season is about to begin.

Nine games remain for the All-Australian contenders to stake their claim in the side and earn that honoured blazer.

Several players have been locked in this side since the first few rounds and it'll be tough to replace the spots of players like Nick Daicos, Marcus Bontempelli and Toby Greene from this point forward.

Again, a significant portion of players making up the 44-man squad will be stiff to miss out on a spot in the 22, players like Oscar Allen who have suffered from their side's poor performance while others like Clayton Oliver have missed games to make up for in the final rounds.

Here's how our rolling All-Australian side reads after Round 15...



1. Defenders

One change has been made to the starting back six, and of all the positional lines the rearguard looks the most set.

Dan Houston replaces Callum Wilkie as a medium-sized defender with a weapon of a right leg, his performances in some of Port Adelaide's big wins have earned him a spot in the back pocket.

Harris Andrews and Darcy Moore keep their spots as the key pillars in part due to the recent Liam Jones injury and the relative inconsistency of Steven May and Tom Stewart.

Charlie Ballard remains relatively unheralded but keeps his spot as the league's top interceptor in 2023.

Nick Daicos and Jack Sinclair haven't put a foot wrong all season and the two of them create a nightmare headache for any opposition with their lethal foot skills and running power.

Despite being in the midst of a three-game suspension, James Sicily rounds out the defence on the bench as a backup intercepter with another powerful right leg.