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Relevant events for the week Wednesday 16 August 2017 - Tuesday 22 August 2017 (Prev|Next)

Wednesday 16 August[]

West Coast announced that top draftee Daniel Venables had finally been shut down for the year after battling a toe injury since the mid-season bye. In better news, Mark LeCras (hamstring) and Tom Barrass (groin) were both in line to return to action.

Thursday 17 August[]

West Coast named Barrass and Josh Hill to return to the side at the expense of Sharrod Wellingham and Jackson Nelson, who were both dropped. Forward Tom Lamb flew with the team, almost three full seasons after his only senior appearance, but was named as an emergency.

Friday 18 August[]

Sydney won a thriller over Adelaide.

Saturday 19 August[]

West Coast fell to GWS Giants by 21 points at Sydney Showgrounds, putting them on the brink of elimination from the finals race. Matt Priddis returned to form with 31 possessions, 10 clearances and two goals and Elliot Yeo had 30 touches in an absorbing duel with the Giants' Toby Greene.

East Perth suffered an upset loss to Perth at Lathlain Park. Wellingham had 34 possessions and Jake Waterman kicked three goals.

Port Adelaide beat Western Bulldogs in Ballarat, Geelong defeated Collingwood, Essendon held off Gold Coast and Carlton upset Hawthorn.

Sunday 20 August[]

Melbourne escaped with a win over Brisbane, St Kilda defeated North Melbourne and Richmond thrashed Fremantle.

Monday 21 August[]

Jack Redden was offered a fine for rough conduct for a tackle that put Josh Kelly's head into the turf.

Tuesday 22 August[]

Sam Butler, the sole remaining player from the 2006 premiership side, announced his retirement after 166 AFL games in 14 seasons.

The club revealed that Simon Tunbridge's season was over after he suffered a hamstring injury in his first senior WAFL game since offseason knee surgery.