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West Coast win in first home game

The West Coast Eagles have bounced back from their loss to Brisbane by doubling the Giants score in the Eagles first home game of the season, 16.8 (104) to 7.10 (52).

The reigning Premiers unfurled the Premiership flag before the clash against Greater Western Sydney at Optus Stadium. And the celebrations continued with their captain, Shannon Hurn, playing his 250th game, Josh Kennedy playing his 200th club game (after missing Round One) and Chris Masten playing his 200th game.

The Eagles youngsters took on the game with Oscar Allen kicking three goals and taking five marks, while Luke Shuey (28 disposals, two goals) and Jack Darling (three goals) lead the way with their experience.

Hear how the game played out

“They had plenty of Inside 50s in that first half and we just managed to hold on and they didn’t convert and that’s what football’s about,” West Coast Captain Shannon Hurn told 6PR after their win.

“We’re feeling fit, we’re feeling good. We’re just easing our way into the season,” Lachie Whitfield told 6PR.

“I thought we held momentum after quarter time” West Coast coach Adam Simpson said after the game.
Hear the full post game press conference.

“Effort and energy were there but disappointing that they won the really crucial battles” Leon Cameron said after the game.
Hear the full post game press conference.

West Coast Assistant Coach Matt Rosa says it’s handy to have two-time Coleman Medalist Josh Kennedy back in the side this week.
“He’s such a great player and just a competitive beast so we’re looking forward to having him back out there and leading the boys in the forward line.”
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Greater Western Sydney forwards coach Brad Miller told 6PR they want to take another step after their big win last week.
“It was really good to see it connect last week, we’ve worked a whole Summer on connection between our mids and our forwards and even getting out backs involved.”