Kiwi Dustin Martin caps off stellar year with All – Australian nod

Richmond star Kiwi Dustin Martin has been selected in the 2016 All Australian team following the impressively high level of performance he maintained throughout this season.


It’s the first time Martin has been named in the prestigious line-up as he received his first All Australian blazer.

The All-Australian selection panel, which comprises Gillon McLachlan (chairman), Kevin Bartlett, Luke Darcy, Mark Evans, Danny Frawley, Glen Jakovich, Cameron Ling, Matthew Richardson and Warren Tredrea, announced the team’s make-up at a gala function held last night in  Melbourne.

Martin averaged 31.1 disposals and 12.6 contested possessions per match in season 2016, racking up a career-high 43 touches against Essendon in Round 17 at the MCG.

He had 30 disposals or more on 14 occasions, including 10 times in the last 11 games of the season.

The dynamic midfielder was ranked fourth in the competition for total disposals (684) and fifth for inside-50s (112).