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The 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 three more.
Picked to slide out of the top eight in 2018, the Eagles proved their doubters as wrong as wrong can be. They dominated throughout much of the season to finish in second position, before eventually downing Collingwood in one of the great grand finals to be crowned premiers.
Having lost only two members of the side that saluted last September, as well as regaining the suspended Andrew Gaff, the Eagles are picked to put together a very strong premiership defence in 2019.
Senior coach: Adam Simpson
Captain: Shannon Hurn
2018 finish: 1st (2nd before finals)
2018 best and fairest: Elliot Yeo
2018 leading goalkicker: Jack Darling (48)
Premierships: 1992, 1994, 2006
2019 Team List
Liam Ryan, Jake Waterman, Andrew Gaff, Dom Sheed, Brad Sheppard, Elliot Yeo, Chris Masten, Jack Redden, Nic Naitanui, Jarrod Brander, Oscar Allen, Luke Shuey, Liam Duggan, Jamie Cripps, Tom Hickey, Josh Kennedy, Daniel Venables, Nathan Vardy, Jeremy McGovern, Jack Petruccelle, Hamish Brayshaw, Lewis Jetta, Xavier O’Neill, Shannon Hurn, Francis Watson, Jack Darling, Thomas Cole, Luke Foley, Jackson Nelson, Will Schofield, Bailey Williams, Brayden Ainsworth, Mark Hutchings, Josh Rotham, Fraser McInnes, Tom Barrass, Kurt Mutimer, Jarrod Cameron, Keegan Brooksby, Brendon Ah Chee, Harry Edwards, Matthew Allen, Willie Rioli, Josh Smith, Patrick Bines, Brodie Riach