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West Coast travel to Geraldton and country New South Wales during the pre-season competition, which has been rebadged as the JLT Community Series after a change of sponsorship.

Format[]

Each side to play three games. As with recent years there is no Grand Final and no pre-season premiership. As is customary in the pre-season, goals kicked from outside the 50m arc are awarded nine points.

Game 1[]

GWS Giants v West Coast

Sat, 18 February 2017 (2:05 PM EDT)

Narrandera Sports Ground, Narrandera

Attendance: 3,984

1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
GWS Giants 0.4.3.27 0.6.4.40 0.6.6.42 0.10.10.70
West Coast 0.1.0.6 0.4.3.27 0.4.5.29 0.5.7.37

Supergoals:Nil

Goals: Bayok, Karpany, Lamb, Mutimer, Yeo

Best: Sheed, Hutchings, Watson, Wellingham, Jetta

Injuries: Schofield (ankle)

Reports: Schofield for rough conduct against N.Wilson

Forced to kick off its pre-season campaign in remote New South Wales, West Coast left the vast majority of its senior players at home. The young squad put in a good showing against the Giants but struggled to find goals and fell by 33 points. Dom Sheed was busy with 27 touches and debutant Francis Watson had some eye-catching moments in defence.

Named squad: Sheed, Yeo, Masten, Redden, Lamb, Wellingham, MacKenzie, Vardy, Jetta, Partington, Cole, Nelson, Schofield, Hutchings, Rotham, McInnes, Barrass, Mutimer, Karpany, Gorter, Snadden, Bayok, Waterman, Brophy, Watson

Emergencies: Sheppard, Cripps, Hill, Allen

GWS Giants: Setterfield, Patton, Cumming, Taranto, M.Kennedy, Wilson, Tomlinson, Buntine, Kelly, Mzungu, Simpson, Himmelberg, Sproule, Williams, Flynn, Finlayson, Tiziani, Corr, Perryman, Lobb, Lloyd, Mohr, Stein, Downie, Reid.

Emergencies: Ward, Smith, Cameron, Haynes

First WCE appearance: Vardy, Rotham, Mutimer, Gorter, Bayok, Waterman, Watson.

Game 2[]

West Coast v Fremantle

Sat, 25 February 2017 (3:40 PM WST)

Wonthella Oval, Geraldton

Attendance: 8,880

1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 0.5.4.34 0.10.5.65 0.14.8.92 0.16.11.107
Fremantle 0.1.0.6 0.3.2.20 0.6.3.39 0.8.4.52

Supergoals: Nil

Goals: Kennedy 5, LeCras 3, Cripps, Hill 2, Darling, Jetta, Shuey, Vardy

Best: Mitchell, LeCras, Kennedy, Shuey, Priddis, Gaff

Injuries: Shuey (wrist)

In the first derby held outside of Perth, West Coast overcame stifling heat in Geraldton to easily account for the Dockers, extending their lead in every quarter to record a 55-point win. Sam Mitchell showed why he was recruited with 28 possessions in his first Eagles appearance, and Mark LeCras kicked three goals from 22 disposals.

Named squad: Mitchell, LeCras, Gaff, Sheed, Sheppard, Yeo, Masten, Redden, Priddis, Wellingham, Shuey, Cripps, MacKenzie, Kennedy, Vardy, McGovern, Petrie, Jetta, Hurn, Butler, Darling, Nelson, Hill, Hutchings, Barrass

Emergencies: Cole, Mutimer, Gorter, Watson

Fremantle: Ballantyne, Dawson, Darcy, Ibbotson, D.Pearce, Fyfe, Suban, B.Hill, Walters, Sheridan, Griffin, Weller, Mundy, Crozier, Tucker, Blakely, Taberner, Hamling, Kersten, McCarthy, Langdon, S.Hill, Sutcliffe, Spurr, Apeness, Johnson

Emergencies: Hughes, Cox, Collins

First WCE appearance: Mitchell, Petrie

Game 3[]

West Coast v Melbourne

Thur, 9 March 2017 (5:40 PM WST)

Subiaco Oval

Attendance: 5,337

1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 0.3.5.23 0.7.5.47 012.8.80 014.11.95
Melbourne 0.2.2.14 0.6.3.39 0.8.5.53 1.9.7.70

Supergoals:Nil

Goals: Kennedy 5, Darling, LeCras, Vardy 2, Gaff, Hill, Priddis

Best: Mitchell, Masten, Gaff, Vardy, Kennedy, Wellingham, LeCras

Injuries: Nil

Named squad: Mitchell, LeCras, Gaff, Sheed, Sheppard, Yeo, Masten, Redden*, Priddis, Wellingham, Shuey, Cripps, MacKenzie, Kennedy, Vardy, McGovern, Petrie, Jetta, Hurn, Darling, Nelson, Hill, Hutchings, Barrass*

Emergencies: Giles, Cole, Schofield

Melbourne: Hogan, Jones, Salem, Watts, Petracca, Lewis, Viney, Trengove*, Brayshaw, Gawn, Tyson, Oliver, Stretch, Melksham, Garland, Vince, T.McDonald, Weideman, O.McDonald, Hunt, Neal-Bullen, Bugg, Spencer, Harmes

(*received no game time)

Links[]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_JLT_Community_Series

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