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Relevant events for the week Wednesday 26 August 2020 - Tuesday 1 September 2020 (Prev|Next)

Wednesday 26 August[]

West Coast named young ruckman Bailey Williams to make his debut, in place of the injured Oscar Allen (hip). Premiership midfielder Mark Hutchings was also included to replace Jackson Nelson (shoulder).

Thursday 27 August[]

West Coast‘s winning streak came to a shuddering halt against a dominant Richmond, with the reigning premiers keeping the game on their terms and increasing their lead at every change to end up 27 point victors. The Eagles were not helped by spearhead Josh Kennedy being forced out with concussion before quarter time. Tim Kelly kicked a goal from 27 possessions and defender Liam Duggan had one of his best games with 23 disposals.

In the day’s other game, Essendon came from behind to beat Hawthorn in Adelaide.

Friday 28 August[]

The Eagles’ dwindling player stocks took a further hit with the news that forward Jamie Cripps was returning to Perth to be with his partner as they prepared for the berth of their first child.

Geelong chased down a big deficit to defeat Western Bulldogs.

Saturday 29 August[]

Port Adelaide beat Sydney, GWS Giants defeated Fremantle and Melbourne narrowly beat St Kilda in Alice Springs.

Sunday 30 August[]

Collingwood defeated Carlton and Gold Coast thrashed North Melbourne.

Monday 31 August[]

West Coast named Oscar Allen, Jack Redden and Jackson Nelson to return from injury while Lewis Jetta returned after a lengthy stint out of the side. Jarrod Brander and Nic Reid were dropped, while Kennedy and Cripps could not be considered.

The club also provided an injury update, with Elliot Yeo (groin) nearing a return, having joined the squad in the Queensland hub.

Tuesday 1 September[]

West Coast held off a spirited Essendon at the Gabba, winning by 15 points after opening up a 34-point lead during the second term. Liam Ryan led the attack in the absence of Kennedy with four goals, and Shannon Hurn recorded 20 possessions and 12 marks, but the side lost skipper Luke Shuey to a hamstring injury during the final term.

Adelaide recorded their first win of the season, defeating Hawthorn.