West Coast AFL grand final penpix



12. Sharrod Wellingham

Age: 27. Ht: 185cm. Wgt: 84kg. Games: 138. Goals: 72. Finals: 14. Grand finals: 3.

Arguably the club’s most improved player this season. Has thrived in his new role in defence.

31. Will Schofield

Age: 26. Ht: 196cm. Wgt: 98kg. Games: 131. Goals: 19. Finals: 7. Grand finals: 0.

Has stood up brilliantly as a key defender following season-ending knee injuries to Eric Mackenzie and Mitch Brown.

25. Shannon Hurn

Age: 28. Ht: 186cm. Wgt: 95kg. Games: 176 Goals: 46. Finals: 9. Grand finals: 0

Inspirational skipper whose booming kicks from defence help set up quick-fire attacks. Loves directing traffic to set up the ‘Weagles Web’.


18. Xavier Ellis

Age: 27. Ht: 186cm: Wgt: 81kg. Games: 117. Goals: 36. Finals: 8. Grand finals: 2.

The former Hawk overcame an early-season hamstring issue to hold down a spot in defence. Is only one of three players on West Coast’s list who have won a premiership.

20. Jeremy McGovern

Age: 23. Ht: 195cm. Wgt: 98kg. Games: 32. Goals: 14. Finals: 2. Grand finals: 0.

Star swingman whose intercept marks in defence this year have played a vital role in the ‘Weagles Web’.

5. Brad Sheppard

Age: 24. Ht: 186cm. Wgt: 85kg. Games: 83. Goals: 15. Finals: 2. Grand finals: 0.

Been forced to battle out of his weight and height division in defence all year – and has passed with flying colours.


24. Matt Rosa

Age: 28. Ht: 191cm. Wgt: 84kg. Games: 167. Goals: 39. Finals: 7. Grand finals: 0.

An emergency for the 2006 premiership, Rosa has played in defence and through the midfield this season.

11. Matt Priddis.

Age: 30. Ht: 185cm. Wgt: 90kg. Games: 196. Goals: 63. Finals: 8. Grand finals: 0.

The side’s clearance king who narrowly missed out on winning back-to-back Brownlow medals.

6. Elliot Yeo

Age: 22. Ht: 190cm. Wgt: 88kg. Games: 63. Goals: 20. Finals: 2. Grand finals: 0.

Former Lion has thrived in the midfield this season. Has also played as a key defender when needed.


3. Andrew Gaff

Age: 23. Ht: 181cm: Wgt: 84kg. Games: 109. Goals: 42. Finals: 7. Grand finals: 0

The speedy midfielder has enjoyed his best season to date, averaging 29 disposals per game to win a maiden All-Australian berth.

27. Jack Darling

Age: 23. Ht: 191cm: Wgt: 95kg. Games: 104. Goals: 183. Finals: 7. Grand finals: 0.

The key forward missed the first 10 rounds of the season with a serious foot injury, and has managed just 25 goals from 14 games since his return.

15. Jamie Cripps

Age: 23. Ht: 183cm: Wgt: 81kg. Games: 74. Goals: 89. Finals: 2. Grand finals: 0.

Skilful small forward who has enjoyed a breakthrough year with 34 goals. Crossed from St Kilda to West Coast at the end of 2012.


2. Mark LeCras

Age: 29. Ht: 183cm. Wgt: 82kg. Games: 153. Goals: 338. Finals: 8. Grand finals: 0. Classy forward whose knack of kicking goals from tight angles has become his trademark. Can also rack up big numbers in the middle.

17. Josh Kennedy

Age: 28. Ht: 196cm. Wgt: 103kg. Games: 164. Goals: 368. Finals: 7. Grand finals: 0.

Coleman Medal winner who has booted 80 goals this season. His two-goal burst against the Kangaroos was crucial in the preliminary final.

33. Josh Hill

Age: 26. Ht: 185cm. Wgt: 83kg. Games: 138. Goals: 185. Finals: 8. Grand finals: 0

Hit-and-miss small forward who has enjoyed his best season to date with 39 goals from 21 games.


9. Nic Naitanui

Age: 25. Ht: 201cm. Wgt: 95kg. Games: 130. Goals: 88. Finals: 7. Grand finals: 0.

Star ruckman whose deft ruck taps and bullocking groundwork make him one of the most dangerous weapons in the game.

4. Dom Sheed

Age: 20. Ht: 185cm. Wgt: 89kg. Games: 32. Goals: 11. Finals: 2. Grand finals: 0.

Second-year midfielder has flourished both in the engine room and out on the wing.

13. Luke Shuey

Age: 25. Ht: 183cm. Wgt: 88kg. Games: 110. Goals: 98. Finals: 7. Grand finals: 0.

The team’s most explosive midfielder who drifts forward for important goals. Can struggle at times breaking a tag.


7. Chris Masten

Age: 26. Ht: 179cm. Wgt: 78kg. Games: 139. Goals: 53. Finals: 6. Grand finals: 0.

Prolific midfielder who tallied just 10 disposals against the Kangaroos in his first match back from a hamstring injury.

22. Callum Sinclair

Age: 26. Ht: 200cm. Wgt: 99kg. Games: 28. Goals: 18. Finals: 2. Grand finals: 0.

Has thrived as Nic Naitanui’s back-up ruckman this season. Has a knack of taking strong marks all around the ground.

34. Mark Hutchings

Age: 24. Ht: 181cm. Wgt: 87kg. Games: 37. Goals: 15. Finals: 2. Grand finals: 0.

Has gone from fringe midfielder to important ball-winner late in the year. Can also double as a tagger.

26. Sam Butler

Age: 29. Ht: 187cm. Wgt: 86kg. Games: 136. Goals: 16. Finals: 13. Grand finals: 2.

The only remaining member of West Coast’s 2006 flag. The no-frills defender provides important poise to the backline.


35. Patrick McGinnity

Age: 26. Ht: 183cm. Wgt: 84kg. Games: 90. Goals: 24. Finals: 6. Grand finals: 0.

No-frills midfielder who has found himself in and out of the side throughout his career.

10. Scott Selwood

Age: 25. Ht: 186cm. Wgt: 88kg. Games: 135. Goals: 37. Finals: 6. Grand finals: 0.

A dramatic fall from grace for the vice-captain, who is still yet to fully overcome the foot injury he suffered early last season.

29. Scott Lycett

Age: 23. Ht: 203cm. Wgt: 103kg. Games: 28. Goals: 21. Finals: 0. Grand finals: 0.

Disappointing year for the South Australian, who has been usurped by Callum Sinclair for the role as Nic Naitanui’s rucking sidekick.

Coach: Adam Simpson

The former understudy to Alastair Clarkson at Hawthorn has won rave reviews in his first two years in the big chair at West Coast. A decorated 306-game playing career at North Melbourne included the 1996 and 1999 flags.

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