West Coast Eagles

West Coast EaglesThe West Coast Eagles became the first Western Australian team to join the AFL in 1987 and quickly established themselves as a successful side. In 1992 they became the first non-Victorian team in history to win the premiership, and have since won two more.

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West Coast won six of their first eight games, but were very patchy from that point onward and looked destined to miss finals. A shock loss by Melbourne in the last week allowed the Eagles to sneak into September, but they were found out in the semi finals after being crushed by the Giants.

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Senior coach: Adam Simpson
Captain: Shannon Hurn
2017 finish: 8th (6th after finals)
2017 best and fairest: Elliot Yeo
2017 leading goalkicker: Josh Kennedy (69)
Premierships: 1992, 1994, 2006

2017 Team List
Sam Mitchell, Mark LeCras, Andrew Gaff, Dom Sheed, Brad Sheppard, Elliot Yeo, Chris Masten, Jack Redden, Nic Naitanui, Tom Lamb, Matt Priddis, Sharrod Wellingham, Luke Shuey, Liam Duggan, Jamie Cripps, Eric Mackenzie, Josh Kennedy, Daniel Venables, Nathan Vardy, Jeremy McGovern, Drew Petrie, Jonathan Giles, Lewis Jetta, Luke Partington, Shannon Hurn, Sam Butler, Jack Darling, Thomas Cole, Scott Lyecett, Jackson Nelson, Will Schofield, Simon Tunbridge, Josh Hill, Mark Hutchings, Josh Rotham, Fraser McInnes, Thomas Barrass, Kurt Mutimer, Malcolm Karpany, Thomas Gorter, Jordan Snadden, Tarir Bayok, Matthew Allen, Willie Rioli, Jake Waterman, Paddy Brophy, Francis Watson

Andrew Gaff West Coast Eagles AFL 2017

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Last updated: 9 November, 2017

West Coast Eagles Articles

The matches you must watch in 2018

The matches you must watch in 2018

by , 2 Nov 2017

The fixture for the 2018 AFL season has been released and as always, it is loaded with blockbusters that you cannot afford to miss.

AFL draft analysis: West Coast Eagles

AFL draft analysis: West Coast Eagles

by , 31 Oct 2017

West Coast went into the trade period in the invidious position of needing to improve its list and invest in youth but without holding a strong draft hand that would allow it to do so.

Why the West Coast Eagles should trade Andrew Gaff

Why the West Coast Eagles should trade Andrew Gaff

by , 5 Oct 2017

On the surface, the West Coast Eagles trading Andrew Gaff might seem like a really bad idea.

WATCH: Daniel Rioli’s magic on the boundary wins AFL goal of the year

WATCH: Daniel Rioli’s magic on the boundary wins AFL goal of the year

by , 25 Sep 2017 Video

It wasn’t even nominated at the time, but Daniel Rioli’s brilliant goal against West Coast in Round 3 has won the AFL’s goal of the year award at the 2017 Brownlow Medal.

One last roll of the dice for the Eagles?

One last roll of the dice for the Eagles?

by , 19 Sep 2017

It is a conundrum that will challenge the powers to be at West Coast over summer. Are they genuine premiership contenders or is it time for a list overhaul and to look towards a rebuilding phase?

The West Coast Eagles are headed for the cliff’s edge

The West Coast Eagles are headed for the cliff’s edge

by , 18 Sep 2017

West Coast’s remarkable efforts to scrape into finals and then win past Port Adelaide were among the most memorable moments of 2017 – but don’t let that fool you. The Eagles have problems.

Is it just me or are West Coast supporters the worst?

Is it just me or are West Coast supporters the worst?

by , 18 Sep 2017

I have a very hard time dealing with so-called ‘supporters’ acting aggressively towards their own team. 

Five talking points from GWS Giants vs West Coast Eagles first semi-final

Five talking points from GWS Giants vs West Coast Eagles first semi-final

by , 17 Sep 2017

The GWS Giants are through to a preliminary final after a comfortable win over West Coast on Saturday night. Here’s my five talking points from the match.

GWS bounce back, West Coast hit an off-season of uncertainty

GWS bounce back, West Coast hit an off-season of uncertainty

by , 17 Sep 2017

GWS impressed in their officially sanctioned training run against West Coast on Saturday night.

Johnson’s six appeal overpowers impotent Eagles

Johnson’s six appeal overpowers impotent Eagles

by , 16 Sep 2017

The GWS Giants have joined Geelong as semi-final winners in what should be proclaimed as the redemption weekend, savaging a brave but largely outmatched West Coast side by 67 points, and locking in their second consecutive preliminary finals appearance.


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