West Coast have been compelled to make a whopping seventh change to their line-up after a late withdrawal for at present’s must-win conflict with Brisbane.
Luke Edwards pulled out of the Eagles aspect an hour earlier than this afternoon’s bouncedown with a hamstring grievance, which means the membership can have one-third of its aspect completely different to the line-up that began final week’s derby.
West Coast have misplaced greater than 1000 video games of expertise with the exits of Josh Kennedy, Brad Sheppard, Jeremy McGovern, Jack Redden, Tim Kelly and Jack Petruccelle.
Veteran midfielder Mark Hutchings is the late call-up to the aspect, with Petruccelle confirmed because the medical sub.
The Eagles should beat Brisbane and hope for an upset loss from GWS (in opposition to Carlton) or Essendon (in opposition to Collingwood) to sneak into the finals.
Compounding their problem is the very fact the Lions have a top-four spot dangling as a carrot for the Gabba conflict.
Brisbane can leap over the Western Bulldogs into fourth with a win of round 4 targets, relying on how high-scoring the match is.
The Lions had a late withdrawal of their very own, with All-Australian defender Harris Andrews changed by Marcus Adams.
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