West Coast tuned up for their premiership defence with a comfortable dismantling of local rivals Fremantle in Mandurah. The Eagles blew the game open with a big third quarter, piling on seven straight goals. Willie Rioli kicked four goals, including two during that third-term blitz, and Dom Sheed continued his big pre-season with 40 possessions and a goal.
Summary[edit | edit source]
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Goals: Rioli 4, O.Allen, Petruccelle 2, Darling, Hickey, Masten, Ryan, Sheed, Shuey, Vardy, Venables
Best: Rioli, Sheed, Hurn, Jetta, Duggan, Redden
Injuries: Sheppard (corked knee)
Named squads[edit | edit source]
Late changes: (WCE) Cameron, Watson out; (FRE) Taberner, McCarthy out
WAFL[edit | edit source]
West Coast's standalone reserves side won their historic first practice match, defeating Peel by 39 points at Rushton Park in a curtain-raiser to the JLT clash. Brady Grey kicked three goals.
Goals: Grey 3, Ah Chee, M.Allen, Bines, McInnes, Nelson, Robilliard, Rotham
Appearing for West Coast: Ah Chee, Ainsworth, M.Allen, Bines, Brayshaw, Brooksby, Edwards, McInnes, Mutimer, Nelson, Riach, Rotham, Smith, Watson, Williams, Acres, Ashman, Coe, Curnow, Fisher, Grey, Hug, Kalajzic, Lamont, Robilliard, Salomone