NORTH Melbourne vice-captain Drew Petrie is in the running to be an AFL All-Australian for the second time.
The North Ballarat Rebels graduate and former Ballarat Swans junior made his All-Australian "debut" last year.
Petrie has had another massive year for the Kangaroos, kicking 57 goals and being instrumental in them making the finals.
An initial 40-strong quad was named by All-Australian selectors yesterday.
The All-Australian team of 22 players will be announced on September 17.
Squad: Patrick Dangerfield, Sam Jacobs, Brent Reilly, Scott Thompson, Taylor Walker (Adelaide), Eddie Betts (Carlton), Dayne Beams, Scott Pendlebury, Dane Swan (Collingwood), Jobe Watson (Essendon), Luke McPharlin, Matthew Pavlich (Fremantle), Corey Enright, Tom Hawkins, Tom Lonergan, Joel Selwood, Harry Taylor (Geelong), Gary Ablett (Gold Coast), Grant Birchall, Lance Franklin, Sam Mitchell, Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn), Drew Petrie, Andrew Swallow (North Melbourne), Trent Cotchin, Brett Deledio, Ivan Maric, Jack Riewoldt (Richmond), Sean Dempster, Lenny Hayes, Stephen Milne, Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda), Kieren Jack, Lewis Jetta, Josh Kennedy, Ted Richards (Sydney), Dean Cox, Darren Glass, Nic Naitanui, Beau Waters (West Coast).
Drew Petrie writes exclusively for The Courier, with his next column to be published on Saturday ahead of North Melbourne's clash with West Coast Eagles in an elimination final in Perth on Sunday.