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Back-to-Back Alive

West Coast’s hopes of back-to-back premierships are still alive after a 55 point win over Essendon at Optus Stadium.

An incident in the third quarter saw Eagle’s ruckman Nic Natanui and Bomber’s midfielder Zach Merrett on report.

Josh Kennedy and Jamie Cripps kicked four goals each while Luke Shuey had 34 touches in his 200th match.

The Eagles will play the loser of the first Qualifying Final between Geelong and Collingwood next week.

West Coast defender Brad Shepherd spoke with 6PR Football following his sides win.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson and Essendon coach John Worsfold spoke to the media post match.

Jimmy Williams spoke with West Coast assistant coach Nathan Van Berlo before the game.

Jimmy Williams spoke with Essendon assistant coach Hayden Skipworth pre-match.