Australian Football League Live West Coast Eagles vs Brisbane Lions Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 01 math will be kick off at Subiaco Oval Stadium, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 27 March 2016 online, 04.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
After falling at the final hurdle last year, West Coast begin 2016 with a chance to showcase their offensive ability and free flowing style of play against the Brisbane Lions. The Eagles are in another field of class to the Lions and this could be our first annihilation of the season.
The West Coast Eagles have win their last four games against the Brisbane Lions by 98, 26, 12 and 53 points. The two sides haven’t met at Domain Stadium since 2012, when the Eagles were victorious by 98 points. Andrew Gaff had 30 touches and Matt Priddies collected 28 (with 22 handballs) in the Eagles victory last year.
The Eagles were completely outclassed on Grand Final day last year, when they capitulated on live TV to lose by 46 points. It was a sad ending to a great season after the Eagles had won 16 games with one draw to finish second on the ladder. Brisbane won only four games last year and were headed to collecting the number one pick in the draft until they played the game of their lives and defeated the Western Bulldogs in round 23 by eight points at home.
The West Coast Eagles were second in goals last year, averaging 14.9 goals per game. Brisbane were 17th with 10.2 goals per game. West Coast won 12 of 14 games at Domain Stadium last year, losing back-to-back games against Hawthorn and Fremantle in rounds 19/20. The Eagles scores over 100 in eight games at Domain Stadium last year.
The Eagles are one of the top teams in the league, and many grades better than a rebuilding Lions outfit. If the Eagles put their foot down in the final quarter it could get really ugly.
West Coast Eagles:
B: Brad Sheppard, Eric MacKenzie, Samuel Butler
HB: Xavier Ellis, Will Schofield, Shannon Hurn
C: Jack Redden, Matt Priddis, Elliot Yeo HF: Jamie Cripps, Jeremy McGovern, Jamie Bennell
F: Mark LeCras, Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling
Foll: Nic Naitanui, Andrew Gaff, Luke Shuey
Int: Brant Colledge, Liam Duggan, Josh Hill, Mark Hutchings, Kane Lucas, Scott Lycett, Jackson Nelson
B: Darcy Gardiner, Daniel Merrett, Marco Paparone
HB: Sam Mayes, Harris Andrews, Daniel Rich
C: Ryan Lester, Allen Christensen, Lewis Taylor
HF: Pearce Hanley, Daniel McStay, Jonathan Freeman
F: Josh Walker, Josh Schache, Tom Bell
Foll: Stefan Martin, Mitch Robinson, Tom Rockliff
Int: Ryan Harwood, Ryan Bastinac, Josh Green, Rohan Bewick, Claye Beams, Nick Robertson, Tom Cutler