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Lynch survives cut to tackle Roos
Lynch survives cut to tackle Roos

West Coast will try to stretch the height of the North Melbourne defence in Sunday's elimination final after Quinten Lynch was brought into the Eagles team for the sudden-death clash.

Lynch was named in the initial 25-man West Coast squad last night and survived the cull of three players when the club lodged its official line-up this afternoon.

Andrew Strijk, Ashton Hams and Bradd Dalziell were the players relegated to the emergency list.

Also coming into the team from the group that lost to Hawthorn last week are defender Eric Mackenzie. Strijk and Mitch Brown were the unlucky trio to be dropped.

The inclusion of Lynch means the Eagles will again have a triple tower option in attack with the West Perth product to partner Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling in the goal-kicking zone.

However, there could still be concerns within the West Coast camp about the fitness of Kennedy, who rolled an ankle against the Hawks.

Lynch last played for West Coast in the round 21 fixture with Port Adelaide.

North Melbourne put Cruize Garlett, Luke Delaney and Aaron Mullet on their emergency list meaning Daniel Wells, Nathan Grima and Sam Wright would come into the team that defeated Greater Western Sydney in the last home-and-away round.

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