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Most Games, Pair of Brothers, Burgoyne family: Hawk Shaun Burgoyne played his 219th game in the Qualifying Final against Collingwood. This, combined with brother Peter's 240 games, puts the duo equal with Michael and Brett Voss in 11th place on the League's list of most games by two brothers. The leaders are Madden, 710 games (Simon 378 and Justin 332), Nankervis, 578 (Ian 325 and Bruce 253), Coventry, 533 (Syd 227 and Gordon 306), Richardson, 518 (Wayne 277 and Max 241), Wakelin, 513 (Darryl 252 and Shane 261), Cornes, 500 (Chad 255 and Kane 245), Rocca, 499 (Saverio 257 and Anthony 242), Matthews, 487 (Leigh 332 and Kelvin 155), Hocking, 473 (Stephen 199 and Garry 274), Collier, 470 (Harry 253 and Albert 217), Voss, 459 (Michael 289 and Brett 170), Burgoyne, 459 (Peter 240 and Shaun 219).
250 games: Dean Cox (WCE): Dean Cox played his 250th game in the Elimination Final against North Melbourne. He is the fifth Eagle in club history to do so. The most games for West Coast are Glen Jakovich (276 games, 1991-2004), Guy McKenna (267 games, 1988-2000), Drew Banfield (265 games, 1993-2006), Peter Matera (253 games, 1990-2002) and Dean Cox (250 games, 2001-current).
Most Club Finals: Matthew Scarlett (GEEL) played his 22nd Finals match in the Elimination Final against Fremantle. This is the most in club history. This takes him past former champion Garry Hocking, who played 21. Jimmy Bartel (GEEL) played his 21st Finals match against Fremantle, putting him equal with Garry Hocking and just ahead of Darren Milburn and Cameron Ling, who both played 20.
Most Club Finals: Adam Goodes and Jude Bolton (SYD/South Melb) both played their 21st finals games in the Qualifying Final against Fremantle, the most in club history.
150 games: Grant Birchall (HAW), Dale Thomas (COL)
50 games: Ben Stratton (HAW)
Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release
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