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Relevant events for the week Wednesday 2 July 2014 - Tuesday 8 July 2014 (Prev|Next)

Wednesday 2 July[]

Rosa signed a new two-year deal, foregoing free agency. The wingman said he was enthused by the direction of the club. "I was here in 2005 and 2006 when the club played in grand finals and won a premiership and I have been around for some other exciting finals campaigns. I am confident we can build towards that with this group and I want to be a part of it ... I have been here for 10 years and it definitely feels like home. It also feels like there’s some unfinished business” - Gary Stocks, westcoasteagles.com.au: http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2014-07-02/matts-rosy-future

Thursday 3 July[]

Bennell was a surprise omission when the 25-man squad was announced, the injured Brown less surprising. Lycett, Sinclair, Brennan, Cripps and Carter were all named on the extended bench.

Friday 4 July[]

Lycett and Brennan were named as the inclusions for Brown and Bennell, with Carter, Cripps and Sinclair listed as emergencies

North Melbourne upset Hawthorn.

Saturday 5 July[]

Coach Simpson announced that fullback MacKenzie would captain the side against Sydney, the fourth stand-in in the rotation following Glass' retirement.

East Perth comfortably beat Peel Thunder.

Richmond defeated Brisbane, Adelaide thrashed GWS Giants, Gold Coast held on to beat Collingwood despite a rash of injuries including Gary Ablett dislocating a shoulder, Essendon upset Port Adelaide and Fremantle beat Melbourne in Darwin.

Sunday 6 July[]

Sydney defeated West Coast in a wet but intense match. The loss was compounded by a pectoral injury to Rosa.

Carlton thrashed St Kilda and Geelong beat Western Bulldogs.

Monday 7 July[]

Kennedy was offered a one-week suspension for a first-quarter bump that resulted in Sydney youngster Zac Jones being subbed off with concussion. The penalty would have been three weeks but was reduced to two for Kennedy's good record, with a further reduction for an early plea. An incident between MacKenzie and Lance Franklin was looked at but ruled to have been of insufficient force.

The pectoral injury suffered by Rosa during the third term of Sunday's match was revealed to be a season-ending tear. In further bad news, Colledge was ruled out for 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury suffered while playing for East Perth.

Tuesday 8 July[]

Kennedy accepted his one-match ban

Shuey admitted he was still learning to cope with tags after copping more attention in 2014 than at any other time in his career. "That is just part of football and is part of my development. I have faced a lot more challenges this year than any other year, but I would like to think I can finish the last six or seven games off strongly" - Alex Malcolm, afl.com.au: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2014-07-08/shueys-class-earns-tag

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