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Relevant events for the week Wednesday 3 April 2024 - Tuesday 9 April 2024 (Prev|Next)

Wednesday 3 April[]

Thursday 4 April[]

West Coast named rookie-listed Loch Rawlinson to make his debut in his home State following a three-goal haul against Swan Districts. He replaced injured forward Tyler Brockman (concussion protocols), while Josh Rotham was called up for his first game of the season at the expense of Jamaine Jones.

Melbourne kicked off Gather Round by defeating home side Adelaide.

Friday 5 April[]

Brisbane thrashed North Melbourne and Port Adelaide had a comfortable win over Essendon.

Saturday 6 April[]

West Coast put up a solid fight against the Swans in picturesque Mount Barker, ultimately going down by 26 points. The Eagles surprised Sydney with a five-goal second term to take a narrow half-time lead, but were unable to hold the stronger Swans in the second half. Harley Reid showed the hype was real with 18 touches (many of them coming after busting through opposition tackles) and a goal.

Back in Perth, West Coast's reserves were much less impressive, thrashed by South Fremantle to the tune of 88 points despite the presence of a dozen AFL-listed players. Zane Trew was among the best of those players with 25 possessions and a goal.

In the double-header at Adelaide Oval, Carlton finished on top in a controversial end to their clash with Fremantle, while Geelong won a thriller over Western Bulldogs.

Sunday 7 April[]

GWS Giants beat Gold Coast in Mount Barker, St Kilda narrowly beat Richmond and Collingwood held off Hawthorn to close out Gather Round.

Monday 8 April[]

Tuesday 9 April[]

West Coast revealed a promising injury update on injured pair Luke Edwards (hamstring) and Ryan Maric (ribs), with both a chance to be available despite failing to finish the Swans clash. Liam Ryan (hamstring) was set to resume in the WAFL, while Coby Burgiel (appendectomy) was closer than first thought, aiming to return within a fortnight.