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Sheppard nervous ahead of return

West Coast Eagles defender Brad Sheppard was nervous heading into his first game back after he sustained a hamstring injury late in 2018 that kept him out of the AFL Grand Final.

Sheppard was back in flying form with 21 disposals, four marks and six tackles in the Eagles 34-point win over Geelong in Round 1 of the JLT Series, but he says it was good to be back playing.

“It’s been a long Summer and a long time in between drinks from my last game so it was good to get out there with the boys again and pull the jersey on again,” Sheppard said on 6PR’s Sportsworld.

“Probably a bit more nervous than I normally am leading into a JLT game, but it was good to get through injury free,” he told Brad Hardie and Kim Hagdorn.

Sheppard also shared his thoughts on the youngsters of the team and their efforts last night, including promising forward Oscar Allen who kicked three goals.

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