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Relevant events for the week Wednesday 21 August 2019 - Tuesday 27 August 2019 (Prev|Next)

Wednesday 21 August[]

West Coast revealed that tagger Mark Hutchings would miss at least three weeks after re-injuring his hamstring in the loss to Richmond. In better news, WAFL skipper Fraser McInnes (quad) and teammates Luke Foley (calf) and Brodie Riach (stress fracture) were set to return on the weekend.

Thursday 22 August[]

West Coast named premiership players Chris Masten and Liam Duggan to return to the side in place of Hutchings and the omitted Josh Rotham.

Friday 23 August[]

Collingwood defeated Essendon to move past West Coast in the battle for a top four position.

Saturday 24 August[]

West Coast suffered a shock loss to Hawthorn in the final round of the home-and-away season, knocking the reigning premiers out of the top four. The Eagles looked lacklustre throughout, giving up the first three goals of the game as Hawthorn gave themselves a chance of playing finals with a 38-point win. Andrew Gaff ran tirelessly for 37 disposals and Willie Rioli kicked three of his team's nine goals.

Sydney defeated St Kilda, North Melbourne narrowly beat Melbourne, Geelong thrashed Gold Coast and GWS Giants demolished Gold Coast with Jeremy Cameron kicking nine goals to win the club's first Coleman Medal.

Sunday 25 August[]

West Coast's reserves defeated East Fremantle at Lathlain Park to earn a maiden finals berth. Brendon Ah Chee was a clear best on ground with 25 possessions and four goals.

Western Bulldogs defeated Adelaide to cement a finals spot, Richmond beat Brisbane to confirm West Coast's drop out of the top four and Port Adelaide beat Fremantle.

Monday 26 August[]

A club record seven West Coast players were named in the extended 40-man All-Australian squad, with skipper Shannon Hurn joined by fellow defenders Jeremy McGovern and Brad Sheppard, midfielders Gaff, Elliot Yeo and Luke Shuey and leading goalscorer Jack Darling.

Tuesday 27 August[]

West Coast announced the signing of six of its female academy members to the club's inaugural AFLW playing list - Emily Bonser, Beatrice Devlyn, Hayley Bullas, Ashton Hill, Danika Pisconeri and Emily McGuire.