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Relevant events for the week Wednesday 6 April 2022 - Tuesday 12 April 2022 (Prev|Next)

Wednesday 6 April[]

Thursday 7 April[]

West Coast made five changes to the side that lost to Fremantle, with the return of premiership players Tom Barrass, Liam Duggan and Willie Rioli from health protocols tempered by the loss of Andrew Gaff (ankle), Sam Petrevski-Seton (calf) and Jack Petruccelle (health protocols). Jake Waterman, the medical sub in the Derby, and Xavier O'Neill were both recalled while tall defenders Harry Edwards and Josh Rotham made way for Barrass and Duggan. The contingency list was called upon again, with Logan Young and Luke Meadows named as emergencies alongside Rotham and Bailey Williams.

Melbourne thumped Port Adelaide to keep the Power winless in 2022.

Friday 8 April[]

Geelong overcame Brisbane.

Saturday 9 April[]

West Coast scored an inspiring victory over Collingwood, surprising the Magpies with a strong effort from siren to siren. The Eagles won despite trailing in most statistical categories, with the home side squandering plenty of opportunities in front of goal. O'Neill stood tall in the absence of his bigger-name midfield teammates with 24 possessions while Willie Rioli kicked three goals.

The Eagles reserves put up a strong fight against Subiaco at Leederville Oval in a scratch match, eventually losing by 23 points. Elliot Yeo made a comeback from a pre-season calf injury with two goals in limited minutes.

Sydney survived a scare from North Melbourne, Richmond easily accounted for the Western Bulldogs and Fremantle comfortably beat GWS Giants.

Sunday 10 April[]

Essendon won a squeaker over Adelaide, St Kilda thrashed Hawthorn and Gold Coast upset Carlton.

Monday 11 April[]

West Coast's glow from their first win of 2022 was soured with the news that Nic Naitanui had suffered a medial ligament injury and would be out until the second half of the season.

Tuesday 12 April[]

The weekly injury update was mostly good news, other than in relation to Naitanui, with Tim Kelly (hamstring), Jamie Cripps (pectoral), Sam Petrevski-Seton (calf) and Greg Clark (shoulder) set to join Yeo in a return to action, while Dom Sheed (ankle), Oscar Allen (foot) and Tom Joyce (ankle) continued to edge closer.