After outstanding individual seasons, Coleman Medallist Jeremy Cameron and star defender Nick Haynes have been named in the 2019 Virgin Australia All Australian squad. 

The 40-man squad was named on Monday morning with the final 22 to be revealed at a ceremony in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

Cameron is gunning for his second All Australian selection after a career-best season, culminating in his first Coleman Medal as the League’s highest goal kicker.

The 26-year-old was first honoured as an All Australian in 2013 and was last named in the squad in 2015 when he kicked 63 goals, his previous best goals tally. 

Cameron has kicked 67 goals in the 2019 season - his highest-ever amount - from 20 games at an average of more than three a game.

He’s also averaging 16 disposals and more than six marks a game, and has kicked four or more goals seven times this season including hauls of seven, six (twice) and nine last weekend. 

“This is another great honour for Jeremy after a season which has undoubtedly been one of his best,” GIANTS General Manager of Football Wayne Campbell said. 

“He wrote yet another chapter in his contribution to the history of this football club by securing the Coleman Medal on Saturday night and his nomination in the All Australian season caps off an outstanding individual season. 

“Jeremy has led our goal-kicking in every season we’ve been in the competition and this is a deserved recognition for his status as one of the best forwards in the competition.”

Joining Cameron in the squad is first-time nominee Nick Haynes who has elevated his game once again this season to become one of the best defenders in the competition.

Haynes has played 19 games for the season, averaging a career-high 18.2 disposals and eight marks a game.

A brilliant intercepting defender, the 27-year-old is ranked elite in the competition for intercept possessions, intercept marks and contested marks. 

“This is fabulous recognition for Nick and so well deserved,” Campbell said.

“While sometimes overlooked outside the GIANTS, Nick has always been incredibly valued inside the club for his courage and bravery on the field and his team-first attitude off it.

“We were thrilled to sign him to a long-term contract earlier this year and this recognition is just another reason why we value him so highly and believe he is one of the most important defenders in the League.” 

If selected, Cameron and Haynes will follow in the footsteps of the club’s previous All Australians Lachie Whitfield (2018), Josh Kelly (2017), Dylan Shiel (2017), Toby Greene (2016) and Heath Shaw (2016 and 2015).