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Troubled Eagle lapped by Woosha
West Coast forward Murray Newman struggles in the club's two-kilometre time trial. Picture: Nic Ellis / The West Australian.

West Coast youngster Murray Newman's AFL career is hanging by a thread this morning after a distastrous performance during the club’s two-kilometre time trial.

Newman reported for the annual pre-season hit-out this morning at the State Athletic Centre, just days after being charged with grievous bodily harm over an incident in Northbridge earlier this month.

The second-year player finished last, running the first two kilometres in 8 min 13 sec and being beaten by coach John Worsfold.

The group then the completed the second two-kilmetre race and Newman finished in 9 min 36 sec and was lapped.

Chris Masten ran the fastest time for the day after covering the first two kilometres in 6 min 5 sec.

New recuit Sharrod Wellingham, Cale Morton and Jamie Cripps all took part in the first sessions this morning.

The West Australian

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