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Brisbane v West Coast
Round 16, 2008
Hansen tackles a future teammate. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 19 July 2008 (7:10 PM EST)
Lost by 46
BRI 16.17.113 - 9.13.67 WCE
3 S.Black (BRI)
2 L.Power (BRI)
1 J.Drummond (BRI)

West Coast lost their seventh straight game, with Brisbane leading comfortably throughout despite the Eagles having significantly more possessions. The Eagles were poor defensively and unable to counter when Brisbane got a run on, particularly when the Lions scored eight consecutive goals either side of halftime to put the result well beyond doubt. Dean Cox had a career-high 36 possessions to go with 27 hitouts and Ashley Hansen kicked two goals from 23 possessions. For the Lions, future Eagle Bradd Dalziell had a league record 32 possessions on debut.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Brisbane 5.4.34 11.5.71 14.7.91 17.11.113
West Coast 3.3.21 5.6.36 8.10.58 9.13.67

Goals: Hansen, LeCras, Lynch 2, McKinley, McNamara, Wirrpanda

Best: Cox, Hansen, Embley, Fletcher, A.Selwood, Staker

Injuries: Glass (quad)

Named sides[]

West Coast Brisbane
B: 16.MacKenzie 23.Glass 45.Davis B: 24.Patfull 21.Merrett 39.Drummond
HB: 32.Embley 42.Wilkes 5.Stenglein HB: 9.McGrath 29.Roe 30.Copeland
C: 18.Ebert 7.Fletcher 19.Houlihan C: 8.Notting 20.Black 18.Corrie
HF: 44.Wirrpanda 29.Hansen 37.A.Selwood HF: 17.Brennan 16.Brown 35.Rischitelli
F: 2.LeCras 21.Lynch 17.Kennedy F: 1.Clark 36.Bradshaw 32.Stiller
R: 20.Cox 11.Priddis 12.McNamara R: 10.Charman 6.Power 4.Johnstone
I: 27.McKinley 28.S.Selwood 6.Nicoski I: 22.Collier 34.Dalziell 33.Hooper
41.Staker 5.Harding
E: 35.Armstrong 10.Braun 14.Seaby E: 2.Proud 41.Clouston 12.Hawksley

In: MacKenzie, Staker, Fletcher, S.Selwood, McNamara

Out: Hunter (shoulder), B.Jones (knee), Kerr (susp), Armstrong, Braun

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"For the Eagles, there was again only one real winner - Dean Cox. The big man was again the dominant player on the ground, finishing with 36 possessions after sitting out most of the last quarter.

He had already accumulated 22 possessions and seven clearances to half-time, dwarfing his teammates in stature and output, but he also conceded two goals to opponent Charman during a 15-minute Lions burst that buried the Eagles.

Until midway through the second quarter, the Eagles had stayed in touch mainly through free kicks, which delivered three of their first five goals. When Mark LeCras buttered up a missed set shot with a successful snap midway through the second quarter, the Eagles trailed by just five points.

But five Lions' goals followed to blow the margin out to 35 and firmly establish the home team's superiority."[1]


Round 17 (5 July)

Perth (Butler, Armstrong, Sullivan) vs Claremont (C.Jones, Thomson, McGinnity). Stevenson played reserves.

East Fremantle (Spangher) vs Swan Districts (Notte)

West Perth (Seaby) vs Peel (Schofield)

East Perth vs Subiaco

Bye: South Fremantle