Swan duo make the All Australian Squad despite Owen-Six

Two of the Swans' very best have made the provisional 40-man All Australian squad on Monday, with Adelaide dominating proceedings.

Stalwarts Josh Kennedy and Lance Franklin have been named in the squad, the only Swans to make it despite a stellar 16-game run starting round 7, losing twice to Hawthorn by six points.

Fellow defenders Heath Grundy and Dane Rampe miss out, while forwards Rohan and Papley are no-shows either, alongside live-wire defender Zak Jones.

Franklin is vying for his 7th All Australian nod, his 3rd as a Swan, while Kennedy is gunning for his fourth, all as a Swan.

Franklin had another standout season, playing 22 games, averaging 13.6 kicks, 6.9 marks, 3.8 handballs, taking 151 marks (equal sixth in the AFL), kicking 69 goals and 56 behinds, including 10 in the last round to win the Coleman medal.

Likewise, Kennedy was back to his best after a slow start, playing 19 games, averaging 12.1 kicks, 2.5 marks, 16.5 handballs, recording 131 clearances and 77 inside 50m, while kicking 14 goals.

While the Swans aren't strongly represented in the squad, it's expected that both will make the final team, with Franklin to be named as centre-half forward and Kennedy on the bench.

View the full team here.

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