Teams: Australia & Newcastle United
Reiwoldt was the big feck-up - he lead the league in marks, kicked 20-something goals and had 300+ possessions but a 15-game chop like Lappin gets in?
Simon Goodwin was unluckier than McLeod in my opinion, and how the league continues to degrade the All-Australian team by picking names instead of positions is ridiculous. Pavlich should've snuck in on the bench at the very best - and certainly didn't deserve the fullback spot over Presti or Daryl Wakelin.
Although they fell away late on I thought Geelong were very stiff not to get at least one All-Australian guernsey with Steven King, Cameron Ling and Matthew Scarlett having to be close.
Put bluntly however, this All-Aus team was a shocker.
"They picked on the wrong man - and the wrong country. It was like pouring petrol onto a fire as far as I was concerned.
There's an old saying that the dog that barks loudest never bites. They did a lot of barking but we bit them pretty hard. Uruguay's attitude just showed how scared they were of us - it was their last resort."
- Vincenzo Grella, Parma & Australia.