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Relevant events for the week Wednesday 15 June 2022 - Tuesday 21 June 2022 (Prev|Next)

Wednesday 15 June[]

Thursday 16 June[]

West Coast rang the changes at the selection table, with premiership players Dom Sheed, Elliot Yeo, Jeremy McGovern and Willie Rioli and debutant Rhett Bazzo among seven inclusions for the clash with Adelaide. Jack Petruccelle and Jamaine Jones were also recalled, while Greg Clark, Jackson Nelson, Harry Edwards, Luke Foley, Alex Witherden and Isiah Winder were omitted and Sam Petrevski-Seton could not be considered due to illness. Liam Ryan, who had been expected to be another inclusion after appearing in the WAFL over the bye, also missed through illness.

The club announced further AFLW re-signings with youngsters Charlie Thomas, Courtney Rowley, Sarah Lakay and Beth Schilling all inking extensions.

Richmond beat Carlton.

Friday 17 June[]

Essendon upset St Kilda.

Saturday 18 June[]

An improved effort from West Coast couldn't snap the club's longest-ever losing streak, going down by three goals to Geelong. The Eagles dominated patches of play, with four straight goals to end the second term seeing the two sides dead even at half-time, but some clinical finishing by Geelong, coupled with some confusing umpiring decisions, clinched the match for the finals-bound Cats. Jack Redden had seven tackles and six clearances, both team-highs, to go with his 24 possessions and the returning Yeo had 22 touches in a backline role.

The reserves fell to Subiaco by 28 points at Perth Stadium in a curtain-raiser. Josh Rotham impressed in an unfamiliar ruck role with 21 disposals and 20 hitouts, and Jai Culley took another step towards a senior debut with 20 touches and five tackles.

In other matches, Port Adelaide defeated Sydney and Western Bulldogs won a shootout with GWS Giants.

Sunday 19 June[]

Willie Rioli received a $2,000 fine for striking Geelong's Sam De Koning, while the club revealed that Jeremy McGovern had spent the night in hospital with broken ribs after being subbed out in the first half against the Cats.

Gold Coast beat Adelaide in the only AFL match for the day.

Monday 20 June[]

Tuesday 21 June[]

The club gave an injury update, with Nic Naitanui and Xavier O'Neill both expected to resume after knee injuries, while Tim Kelly, Liam Ryan and Sam Petrevski-Seton had all overcome illness. Hugh Dixon was ruled out after tweaking an ankle, having missed the previous week with a calf, and no timeframe was put on McGovern's return.