2005 All Australian Team

The 2005 All Australian Team was named at the start of the final series.

Mark Ricciuto was named Captain and Ben Cousins was named Vice Captain. Paul Roos was named as coach as the winning Premiership Coach.

First Class Collectables released 22 covers, one for each member of the team.

Unlike in previous seasons, this year’s side will not be guaranteed selection in Australia’s team for October’s International Rules series against Ireland. Instead, International Rules selectors are picking a squad specifically suited to the Gaelic Football-Australian Rules hybrid, which favours quick, agile players over cumbersome big men.