Defender Mitch Brown is preparing to play round one against the Western Bulldogs after completing his first full pre-season since arriving at West Coast.
West Coast are aiming to throw Beau Waters back into competitive football within the next month in the strongest indication yet he could avoid further shoulder surgery.
Despite claims jail could end AFL career, Murray Newman is sentenced for breaking man's jaw.
First observation: West Coast's press is back.
West Coast and Fremantle are facing a host of tough calls at the selection table ahead of round one, with new recruits and emerging young talent pushing for spots at both clubs.
Nic Naitanui made a successful return for West Coast at Patersons Stadium tonight as the club completed a pre-season sweep to fuel expectations ahead of round one.
West Coast forward Josh Hill heads the list of players needing a big game against Fremantle tonight to secure a spot in the club's round-one fixture against the Western Bulldogs, with coach Adam Simpson declaring his best 22 is still far from decided.
With the AFL season a little more than a week away, Fremantle and West Coast meet in their final warm-up game at Patersons Stadium on Thursday night.
West Coast coach Adam Simpson says there are no expectations being placed on Nic Naitanui when he plays against Fremantle tomorrow.
Retired West Coast coach John Worsfold says the introduction of an interchange cap this season will see an increase in traditional one-on-one contests in the AFL.
West Coast will finally unleash ruckman Nic Naitanui in a competitive game this week.
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