Eagles rookie set for medical sub debut

2021-04-09 14:52:00

West Coast draftee Isiah Winder is sort of set to make his AFL debut as a medical sub, after being named as an emergency for the Eagles’ conflict with St Kilda at Marvel Stadium.

Ahead Jake Waterman was the one inclusion for the Eagles, after only one sport again within the WAFL as a again damage hampered his pre-season.

Eagles captain Luke Shuey is out as a result of a severe hamstring damage which required surgical procedure right this moment, whereas the medical sub for the conflict with Port Adelaide, Zac Langdon, was dropped.

Ruckman Nathan Vardy and Winder have been the one two emergencies who flew out with the Eagles on Thursday.

Vardy booted 4 targets for West Coast within the WAFL after being dropped following the spherical two loss to the Western Bulldogs, whereas Winder jagged 5 targets from 18 disposals within the 13-point loss to Perth on Saturday.

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The Eagles are unlikely to make use of a ruckman because the medical sub given the dearth of versatility, leaving Winder – who performs a mixture of ahead and within the midfield – because the most certainly choice.

Jake Waterman will return against St Kilda.
Digicam IconJake Waterman will return towards St Kilda. Credit score: Chris Hyde/AFL Photographs

The 18-year-old was taken by the Eagles with choose 57 in final 12 months’s draft, with the Eaton-product impressing for Peel within the colts, averaging 28 disposals, 5 tackles and three inside 50s.

Waterman kicked two targets from 10 kicks within the reserves and has been named on the bench alongside Jamaine Jones, Jack Petruccelle and Josh Rotham.

Xavier O’Neill and Alex Withderden are the opposite emergencies, however didn’t fly out on Thursday and will nonetheless line up for the Eagles WAFL group of their conflict with West Perth in Yanchep tomorrow, regardless of not being named.

Ruck-forward Bailey Williams will make his return from an ankle damage within the WAFL tomorrow, being named at full-forward for his or her conflict towards the Falcons.

St Kilda made three adjustments, with Jack Bytel, Jimmy Webster and Rowan Marshall coming in for the injured Jade Gresham, whereas Ben Lengthy, Mason Wooden and Shaun McKernan have been all dropped after the dismal loss to Essendon.

WEST COAST TEAM

B: B Sheppard T Barrass S Hurn

HB: T Cole J McGovern J Nelson

C: L Duggan D Sheed J Redden

HF: J Cripps J Darling J Brander

F: L Ryan J Kennedy O Allen

FOLL: N Naitanui T Kelly A Gaff

I/C: J Waterman J Petruccelle J Rotham J Jones

EMG: N Vardy I Winder A Witherden X O’Neill

IN: J Waterman

OUT: L Shuey (injured) Z Langdon (omitted)

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