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How the Eagles defence has stood up this season

West Coast captain Shannon Hurn credits stability in selection and a long time playing together as reasons his team’s defenders have been able to withstand the barrage of inside 50s they’ve confronted this season. Opposition teams have attacked the Eagles relentlessly in 2017. At the end of the home-and-away season, only Brisbane, Gold Coast, North Melbourne and Essendon had conceded ...

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Wilson has tunnel vision for Giants

Greater Western Sydney defender Nathan Wilson has brushed off reports linking him with a possible return to WA with Fremantle, saying he is settled at the expansion club and no longer suffering from the homesickness that troubled him early in his career. Recruited from Peel, Wilson is contracted until the end of 2018 and reaping the rewards of his commitment ...

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Short and sweet: West Coast Eagles buoyant on tough turnaround ahead of Giants clash

West Coast’s outstanding record after short breaks this year has boosted confidence they will be physically capable of matching it with Greater Western Sydney in their knockout semifinal at Spotless Stadium tonight. The Eagles have treated their schedule, with just four days between flights, as the equivalent of a six-day break — even though it is seven — and assistant ...

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Mark Duffield’s verdict: Why GWS will end the Eagles’ run

Last week, we predicted that if West Coast controlled the battle in two of the three critical areas on the ground, they could beat Port Adelaide. In the end of the epic elimination final at Adelaide Oval, no one completely controlled anything. Paddy Ryder won 54 hit-outs but couldn’t sustain a significant influence on the game, Josh Kennedy struggled to ...

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How West Coast Eagles retirees are riding their final wave

How West Coast Eagles retirees are riding their final wave His shock retirement announcement may have spurred on his team. The fabled professionalism of retiring West Coast champion Matt Priddis is still playing out right down to the final moments of his playing career. Ahead of tonight’s semi-final clash against Greater Western Sydney, a game which could be his last ...

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Double blow for wounded Subiaco ahead of WAFL preliminary final clash against South Fremantle

Subiaco and South Fremantle have each lost key personnel to injury for tomorrow’s preliminary final at Leederville Oval. The Lions will be without tenacious defender Hayden Kennedy (shoulder) and run-with player Craig Hoskins (hamstring), while Bulldogs defender Steve Verrier (groin) was also ruled out. Rowen Powell, Simon Parry and Chris Bryan head up a list of players to come in ...

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South Fremantle midfielder Haiden Schloithe named The West Australian WAFL Footballer of the Year

South Fremantle midfielder Haiden Schloithe capped a tremendous season when named as winner of The West Australian WAFL Footballer of the Year yesterday. Schloithe finished with 45 votes to clinch the league’s richest cash prize, three clear of teammate Tim Kelly. Subiaco’s Kyal Horsley and Liam Ryan tied for third on 33 votes, one more than last year’s award winner ...

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Redzel rockets up the charts

REDZEL smashed the track record, English and Fell Swoop were just behind the placegetters, Takedown was competitive and Chautauqua ran seventh but his run was a beauty. This was the result of the “mini-Everest’ at Royal Randwick on Saturday, the Group 2 $200,000 The Shorts (1100m) where all the top sprinters came through with their reputations intact. WHAT A WIN: ...

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Brazil claw one back

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Football: Highlights from the AUS v BRA friendly. Click here to Read from the source

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HL: Race for the Grid 2

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Supercars: Highlights from Supercars Race for the Grid 2 at the 2017 Wilson Security Sandown 500, Cameron Waters winning to secure pole position for Sunday’s race. Click here to Read from the source

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