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West Coast v Richmond
Round 22, 2009
Selwood is tackled by a former Eagle. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Fri, 28 August 2009 (6:40 PM WST)
Won by 80
WCE 17.23.125 - 6.9.45 RIC
3 T.Swift (WCE)
2 M.LeCras (WCE)
1 A.Embley (WCE)

West Coast closed out their season and farewelled retiring premiership stars Chad Fletcher and Adam Hunter with a comprehensive win over Richmond. The Eagles built up a solid lead by halftime and then shut down the Tigers in the second half, holding them to a single goal. The 80 point margin could have been even greater had the home side not squandered multiple chances. Tom Swift, in his 10th senior game, was best on ground with 26 possessions and 10 tackles.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 4.8.32 9.14.68 15.18.108 17.23.125
Richmond 1.3.9 5.5.35 5.6.36 6.9.45

Goals: LeCras 5, Staker 3, Mcinley 2, Ebert, Embley, Hurn, Kennedy, Lynch, Spangher, Swift

Best: Swift, LeCras, Spangher, Glass, A.Selwood, Naitanui, Hurn

Injuries: Nil

Reports: Embley for making negligent contact with umpire

Milestones: Lynch 150th game, Fletcher final appearance, Houlihan final appearance, McNamara final appearance, Staker final appearance

Named sides[]

West Coast Richmond
B: 30.Spangher 23.Glass 37.A.Selwood B: 40.Moore 36.Silvester 14.Polo
HB: 26.Butler 16.MacKenzie 25.Hurn HB: 18.Rance 16.McGuane 13.McMahon
C: 24.Rosa 11.Priddis 19.Houlihan C: 10.Edwards 3.Deledio 31.Thomson
HF: 7.Fletcher 17.Kennedy 10.S.Selwood HF: 7.Brown 8.Riewoldt 30.Tambling
F: 32.Embley 21.Lynch 2.LeCras F: 35.White 20.Morton 32.Cousins
R: 9.Naitanui 15.Swift 18.Ebert R: 5.Simmonds 23.Jackson 21.Tuck
I: 27.McKinley 35.McGinnity 41.Staker I: 6.Polak 24.Coughlan 38.Nahas
44.Wirrpanda 44.Graham
E: 29.Hansen 12.McNamara 31.Schofield E: 37.Post 29.Vickery 4.Raines

In: Fletcher, MacKenzie, McGinnity

Out: Davis (jaw), Wilkes, Wilson

Late change: (WCE) McNamara for Wirrpanda (family); (RIC) Post for White

From the papers[]

The West Australian[]

"Richmond's only significant football came in a 10-minute block in the second-term.

They took control of the centre square, ran forward in numbers to trim the margin to 11 points.

Then, their world imploded. That was the sum total of Tigers good work, kicking 1.4 in the second half.

With Nic Naitanui and Adam Selwood reasserting control around the stoppages, the Eagles coasted to a 33-point lead by the big break."[1]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 23 (29 Aug)

Claremont (B.Jones, Wilkes, Stevenson) vs Perth (Smith, Sullivan)

West Perth (Seaby) vs Subiaco (Stenglein)

Swan Districts (Hunter, Notte) vs South Fremantle (Wilson)

Peel (Schofield, J.Jones, Arrowsmith) vs East Fremantle

Bye: East Perth

Semi Finals (5 Sept)

South Fremantle (Wilson) vs Subiaco (Fletcher, Stenglein)

Swan Districts (Hunter, Hansen, Notte, Naitanui) vs West Perth (Seaby)

Prelim Final (12 Sept)

Subiaco (Fletcher, Stenglein) vs Swan Districts (Hunter, Hansen, Notte, Naitanui)

Grand Final (20 Sept)

South Fremantle (Wilson) def. Subiaco (Fletcher, Stenglein). Former Eagles Jaymie Graham, Kris Miller and Toby McGrath and future Eagle Ashton Hams (who was best on ground) also won premiership medals.

Injury list[]

In the lead-up to the match the following players were listed as injured or unavailable:

Player Injury Expected duration
Waters Elbow Season On the LTI list, replaced by Davis 2/4/09
Cox Groin Season
Kerr Osteitis pubis Season
Shuey Fibula Season On the LTI list, replaced by Wilson 28/7/09
Nicoski Back Season
B.Jones Thigh Season
Brown Foot Season
Masten Knee Season
Cockie Collarbone Season
Davis Jaw Season
Hansen Hip Available




  1. Ray Wilson, The West Australian (29 August 2009, p.144), "Emotions spill over as Eagles soar"