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Magnificent Seven for West Coast

The Eagles have recorded their seventh straight win with a convincing 32-point win over the Hawks at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

West Coast started the game on the back foot with a late change forcing Elliot Yeo out with groin injury, giving Jarrod Brander a chance, while Nic Reid made his AFL debut. Jeremy McGovern was a welcomed return from a thumb injury and the defender clocked up eight marks to slow down the Hawks for the 12.9 (81) to 7.7 (49) Eagles win.

Liam Ryan was flying again taking three massive marks and converting all three for goals. While Josh Kennedy started the ball rolling with the first goal of the game from a tough angle.

Tom Barrass was strong in the backline with 9 marks, while Brad Sheppard found his way up forward for the second week in a row to kick his second goal of the season.

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“I’m pretty proud and happy that he’s on my side as well because I see how he attacks the footy in the air as well,” Sheppard says about his teammate Liam Ryan.
“For him to do it week in, week out at AFL level; to have that confidence in himself to rise above packs regardless of the conditions… it’s something pretty special, he’s a special player.”

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West Coast coach Adam Simpson had an update on some injured players and says Liam Duggan will be available for selection.

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