The West Coast has been forced to make slow changes to the side facing Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium tonight.
Brendon Ah Chi, who spent five seasons on power before moving to the Eagles at the end of 2017, was removed from the match after injuring his hamstring.
Utility Jarrod Brander comes to the side while Braden Ainsworth is added to the team and can play as a medical sub.
The West Coast welcomes Skipper Luke Shui for his first game in 2021.
Xavier O’Neill, Zack Langdon, and Luckman Nathan Vardy have been dropped.
The decision to exclude Vardy means that young tall Oscar Allen must support star Nick Naitanui in the rack.
“Vardy’s dropout means that Oscar Allen will return to the role he played most of last year as support rackman for club champion Nic Naitanui and move forward if the opportunity arises,” the Eagles said in a statement. Said.
With Jack Petrussel back in the lineup, Langdon, Vardy, Ainsworth and Alex Wizarden were all nominated for emergencies, one of whom was the Eagles medical sub.
Because of their power, they became taller due to a collision with the West Coast.
WA rookie Mitch Georgiades began playing his first game in front of Port Adelaide home fans after being impressed with four goals as a replacement later last week.
It also includes Todd Marshall, the man he replaced, which means the power is taller than the Eagles’ defense.
“What I like about both boys is that they are important players on the ground. They are not just tall marking players,” Hinkley said.
Connor Rose is also included in Port Adelaide.
Kane Farrell and Tom Rock Riff have been removed.
The game starts at 5:10 pm at Optus Stadium.
Brendon Ah Chi’s late injury forced the Eagles to remodel due to a clash with Port Adelaide.
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