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Relevant events for the week Wednesday 3 April 2019 - Tuesday 9 April 2019 (Prev|Next)

Wednesday 3 April[]

Thursday 4 April[]

West Coast named defender Josh Rotham to make his debut in place of the injured Liam Duggan. Premiership pair Andrew Gaff and Jamie Cripps returned for their first games of 2019, while Daniel Venables and Josh Smith were dropped. Another potential debutant, Matthew Allen, also travelled with the side.

Geelong defeated Adelaide.

Friday 5 April[]

Essendon beat Melbourne to keep the Demons winless.

Saturday 6 April[]

West Coast defeated Collingwood in their Grand Final rematch, taking control of the match with a big second quarter and then holding off a late Magpies challenge. Dom Sheed kicked three goals from 24 possessions and Gaff had a game-high 35 disposals in his return.

West Coast's reserves fell to Perth in their first match for premiership points. Jake Waterman kicked five goals for the Eagles.

Sydney defeated Carlton, GWS Giants comfortably accounted for Richmond and Brisbane came from behind to beat Port Adelaide.

Sunday 7 April[]

Gold Coast upset Western Bulldogs, Hawthorn beat North Melbourne and Fremantle narrowly defeated St Kilda.

Monday 8 April[]

Tuesday 9 April[]

West Coast announced a contract extension for exciting youngster Oscar Allen, tying him to the club until the end of the 2022 season. The West Perth product, who kicked six goals in the first three rounds of the year, said he was building confidence with each game. "As a young kid, I just want to focus on playing the best footy I can and helping the club in any way possible, so to get this done was a big milestone for me. Now I can just try to play some good footy and help the team any way I can." - westcoasteagles.com.au: https://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2019-04-09/allen-locked-in-until-2022

Meanwhile, the club reported that Duggan was a chance of returning to the side for the Derby, subject to passing a fitness test.