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Relevant events for the week Wednesday 29 May 2019 - Tuesday 4 June 2019 (Prev|Next)

Wednesday 29 May[]

Chris Masten (hamstring) and Tom Hickey (ankle) were listed as tests when the weekly injury list was released, while Tom Barrass (foot) was still six weeks away. Uncapped pair Hamish Brayshaw (toe) and Francis Watson (shoulder) were expected to miss another week.

Thursday 30 May[]

The club announced new contracts for emerging defenders Josh Rotham and Harry Edwards. Rotham, who made his debut earlier in the season, signed on until the end of 2021 while the rookie-listed Edwards signed for the 2020 season - westcoasteagles.com.au: https://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2019-05-30/eagles-resign-young-defensive-duo

Lewis Jetta was named to return to the side after suspension, while midfielders Brendon Ah Chee, Brayden Ainsworth and Josh Smith were included on an extended bench in the squad to face the Western Bulldogs.

Friday 31 May[]

Unlucky defender Jackson Nelson was the sole omission when the side was trimmed to 22 players, making way for Jetta. He, Ah Chee, Ainsworth and Smith were named emergencies.

North Melbourne upset Richmond in Rhyce Shaw's coaching debut.

Saturday 1 June[]

GWS Giants thumped Gold Coast, Fremantle scored a thrilling win over Collingwood, Geelong beat Sydney, Brisbane defeated Hawthorn and Adelaide came from behind to beat Melbourne in Darwin.

Sunday 2 June[]

West Coast knocked off the Western Bulldogs by 61 points, putting the game beyond the visitors with a nine-goal third term. Jack Darling equalled his career high with six goals and Jake Waterman had a breakout game with 22 possessions and three goals, but skipper Shannon Hurn sat out the final term with hamstring tightness.

West Coast's reserves fell to Claremont at Perth Stadium in a curtain-raiser to the AFL clash, closing to within 11 points at the final change before the Tigers pulled away to win by 31. Chris Masten had 30 touches on his return to action and Nicolas Reid kicked three goals.

Port Adelaide thrashed St Kilda in Shanghai, and Essendon comfortably beat bottom-placed Carlton.

Monday 3 June[]

Tuesday 4 June[]

Hurn was officially ruled out of the upcoming clash with Sydney, listed as being out for 1-2 weeks with his hamstring injury. In better news, Tom Barrass was making quicker than expected improvement in his recovery from a foot injury, while Tom Hickey (ankle) and youngsters Hamish Brayshaw (toe) and Francis Watson (AC joint) were expected to returned to action on the weekend.

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