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Relevant events for the week Wednesday 14 June 2017 - Tuesday 20 June 2017 (Prev|Next)

Wednesday 14 June[]

Coach Adam Simpson revealed that key pair Josh Kennedy and Scott Lycett were unavailable to play Geelong after being unable to train during the week, the latter with a cut knee. Exciting draftee Daniel Venables, who was in line to debut against the Cats, was also ruled out with "turf toe".

The match committee brought in youngsters Tom Barrass and Tom Cole to face Geelong, axing Josh Hill and Sam Butler.

In further bad injury news, Matthew Allen was ruled out indefinitely after suffering a setback in his return from a fractured foot.

Thursday 15 June[]

West Coast overcame a tenacious Geelong at Subiaco Oval, building up a big half-time lead and then withstanding a final-term comeback by the Cats. Midfielders Luke Shuey and Andrew Gaff led the way with 32 possessions each.

Friday 16 June[]

St Kilda defeated North Melbourne.

Saturday 17 June[]

East Perth fell to Leederville co-tenants Subiaco by 32 points after leading by a comfortable margin during the first half. Chris Masten had a team-high 28 touches and Hill kicked two goals.

Sydney scored a last-gasp win over Richmond, Port Adelaide defeated Brisbane and Carlton beat Gold Coast.

Sunday 18 June[]

Melbourne comfortably beat Western Bulldogs.

Monday 19 June[]

The Match Review Panel offered Shuey a fine for a first-quarter bump on Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield. The Panel also looked at Sam Mitchell's clash with Cats' captain Joel Selwood but declined to impose a penalty. Selwood was fined for his elbow to Mitchell's head that prompted the clash.

Tuesday 20 June[]

The club revealed that second-year forward Matthew Allen would miss the remainder of the season after suffering a navicular injury. In further bad news, Simon Tunbridge suffered a setback in his comeback from a knee reconstruction after injuring the hamstring from which a graft for his new knee ligament had been taken. In better news Jackson Nelson was expected to miss only a week or two with the hamstring strain he suffered against Geelong and Josh Kennedy was a chance to return against Melbourne provided he could pass a fitness test.