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Jacobs has bigger fish to fry
Sam Jacobs after the final siren against Fremantle. Picture: Getty Images

Adelaide ruckman Sam Jacobs says he's disappointed to be snubbed by the AFL's All Australian selectors.

The Crows ruckman's omission shocked his teammates as selectors opted for West Coast ruck duo Nic Naitanui and Dean Cox.

"Naturally you do get disappointed, especially when you hear a lot of people saying 'you should have been in there'," Jacobs said.

"But I guess the best thing for me is that I'm playing in a prelim this week.

"It puts it in perspective. I'm here to win a premiership, I'm not here to be All Australian."

Jacobs is in his second season with Adelaide after two seasons at Carlton, who drafted him from South Australia and for whom he played 17 games. He is originally from Woodville-West Torrens, Matthew Pavlich's club.

The Crows, who meet Hawthorn in Saturday's preliminary final, had two midfielders chosen as All Australians - Scott Thompson and Patrick Dangerfield.

And both said they wouldn't have been selected if not for Jacobs.

"Our season is probably a reflection of what he has been able to do to make us look like better players," Thompson said. "He is very stiff to miss out on selection."

Dangerfield echoed Thompson's sentiment.

"It was a bit of a surprise, he has had an outstanding season and certainly we wouldn't be here if he didn't have as a good a season," Dangerfield said.

Jacobs appreciated the praise from his key on-ballers.

"That is nice to hear that from those boys. We are all pretty tight in that midfield group," Jacobs said.

"We do bounce a lot of each other and we have worked really well together this year."

The West Australian

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