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Eagles swoop on injured Cats

The West Coast Eagles have defeated the Geelong Cats in front of a record-breaking crowd at Optus Stadium.
The Cats suffered injuries all afternoon as the Eagles ran out victors 14.11.95 to 11.14.80.

Dom Sheed had 30, Andrew Gaff 29 and Luke Shuey 28. Crumbing forwards Liam Ryan and Mark Lecras booted three goals each for the home side. Patrick Dangerfield was arguable the Cats best, amassing 33 touches. Tom Hawkins kicked three goals.

Hear how the game played out…

“He’s a pretty positive guy, if anyone can get up for next week I think he can, I’m sure he’ll get a scan tomorrow, we’ll go from there.
“But he’s been playing really well, he kicked another three today and we need him out there,” Gaff told 6PR about Liam Ryan’s ankle injury sustained late in the game.

“Our leaders in particular, this year and across pre season, I’ve just noticed so much growth.” Eagles coach Adam Simpson said after the game.

“Obviously what we were trying to do wasn’t working, we were playing into the Eagles hands,” Tom Stewart told 6PR.

“We were clearly in trouble at half time,” Geelong coach Chris Scott said after the loss.

“They’re a very exciting team, they kicked a few goals last week,” Geelong’s backline coach, Matthew Scarlett, told 6PR.

“It’ll be a short term absence, he just couldn’t get through the whole week of training,” Jaymie Graham told 6PR about the late exclusion of Liam Duggan.

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