Leeton-Whitton footballer Jacob Hopper has been rewarded for an outstanding season with selection in the 40-man All Australian squad.
Hopper was just one of two Greater Western Sydney (GWS) footballers to be named in the squad, alongside Toby Greene.
It was the first time the 24-year-old had been named in the squad, as he shoots for his first ever All Australian jacket.
Hopper has gone to a new level this season, averaging a career-high 26.5 disposals a game, 6.6 clearances and 4.4 inside 50s.
He sits seventh in the AFL for total clearances and has kicked 10 goals from his 21 games.
It has already been a big season for Hopper, enjoying his 100th AFL game with a career-high 41-disposal effort in the Giants' one-point loss to Gold Coast Suns at Ballarat.
The All Australian team will be named on Thursday night, ahead of the Giants' elimination final against cross-town rival Sydney in Tasmania on Saturday.
The game will be held at 3.20pm at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston.
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content: