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Relentless Eagles Send Message East

by Chris Kowald, reporting for AFANA from Perth, Australia

First Bounce
West Coast Eagles sent a powerful message east. From the first bounce, when Nick Naitanui flew over opposing ruckman, Stefan Martin, it was clear that the Eagles would not be dispensing Easter cheer. Brisbane though were not to be denied, Tom Rockliff was back to his best, as he showed his young charges how to draw first blood, with a goal at the three–minute mark. The Eagles responded a minute later by kicking long into the forward line.
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Round 17 Milestones

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Most Club Games: Stephen Milne (St K) played his 252nd game for the Saints in Round 17, putting him equal with Justin Peckett in eighth place on the club's all-time list. The leaders for most games at St Kilda are: Robert Harvey (383 games, 1988-2008), Nathan Burke (323 games, 1987-2003), Stewart Loewe (321 games, 1986-2002), Barry Breen (300 games, 1965-82), Gary Colling (265 games, 1968-81), Lenny Hayes (256 games, 1999-current), Kevin Neale (256 games, 1965-77), Justin Peckett (252 games, 1992-2006), Stephen Milne (252 games, 2001–current) and Danny Frawley (240 games, 1984-95).

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Lions Claw Back

Brisbane traveled west having lost their last thirteen out of fourteen games, including their last eight in a row. The Eagle had not fared much better with one win from ten. Not much is anticipated in terms of a football spectacle when the bottom two teams play and whilst this game had its moments, it largely lived up to expectations.

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