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West Coast Eagles
West Coast Eagles
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|8.6 (54)||Third Quarter [+]||11.6 (72)|
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|6.5 (41)||Second Quarter [+]||6.5 (41)|
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|2.3 (15)||First Quarter [+]||4.4 (28)|
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The West Coast Eagles welcome back a host of key names in a bid to turn their hideous season around… but can they make a difference against the travelling Geelong? Join The Roar for live scores and rolling coverage from 4:35pm (AEST).
It’s been a horrific season for the Eagles: ravaged by COVID, injuries and form woes, they have won just one game and have a percentage just over 50. It’s a historic low for a proud club.
This week, though, hope has been kindled for a stronger end to the year, with first-choice players Dom Sheed, Elliot Yeo, Jeremy McGovern and Willie Rioli among a whopping seven changes. Alongside that foursome, youngster Rhett Bazzo has been named for his debut.
The Cats remain on track for yet another top-four finish, and know nothing less than a comfortable victory here would risk them losing pace with that pack.
Tom Stewart has overcome a concussion suffered against the Western Bulldogs prior to last week’s bye and will play, while Sam Menegola returns for his first game of the season after a series of setbacks. Brandan Parfitt’s broken hand sees him miss, and an ill Gary Rohan has also failed to make the trip west.
B: S. Hurn, T. Barrass, L. Duggan
HB: J. Jones, J. McGovern, B. Hough
C: A. Gaff, T. Kelly, J. Redden
HF: D. Sheed, J. Darling, J. Waterman
F: J. Cripps, J. Kennedy, W. Rioli
FOLL: B. Williams, E. Yeo, L. Shuey (c)
I/C: J. Petruccelle, R. Bazzo, C. West, C. Jamieson
EMG: A. Witherden, L. Foley, J. Nelson, G. Clark
IN: Sheed, Yeo, Jones, Petruccelle, McGovern, Bazzo, Rioli
OUT: Witherden, Clark, H Edwards, Winder, Nelson, Foley, Petrevski-Seton
B: T. Stewart, S. De Koning, T. Atkins
HB: J. Bews, M. Blicavs, Z. Guthrie
C: M. Duncan, C. Guthrie, I. Smith
HF: Z. Tuohy, J. Cameron, C. Stephens
F: T. Stengle, T. Hawkins, B. Close
FOLL: R. Stanley, S. Menegola, J. Selwood (c)
I/C: J. Kolodjashnij, G. Miers, L. Dahlhaus, M. O’Connor
EMG: S. Higgins, O. Dempsey, F. Evans, S. Neale
IN: Kolodjashnij, Menegola
OUT: Parfitt, Rohan