Eagles to give Rosa rigorous fitness test
Matt Rosa in action against Collingwood last month. Pic: Sharon Smith/WA News

West Coast wingman Matt Rosa will be put through a rigorous training session on Wednesday afternoon to determine his availability for Saturday night’s AFL semi-final against Collingwood at the MCG.

Rosa broke his collarbone just over a fortnight ago, but resumed light contact work last week in a bid to make an early return.

West Coast have a spot available in their 22 after defender Beau Waters was ruled out of the remainder of the finals with a foot injury.

Eagles coach John Worsfold said even if Rosa passed Wednesday’s closed session with flying colours, it wouldn’t mean he’s a guaranteed selection due to his lack of football in recent times.

“The first thing he’s got to do is get through a pretty rigorous training program today,” Worsfold said on Wednesday.

“He’ll just be another player out there, there’ll be no restrictions on him. He just has to get involved and show what he can do.

“Depending on how many contests he’s in, we’ll have to weigh up whether he has to do some tackling or bumping after that.

“Then we’ve got to make a call whether he’s played enough football to come in and impact for us.”

The West Australian

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