TEAMS: Ruck boost for Eagles, Lions unchanged

WEST Coast has received a boost in its bid for a breakthrough win in 2021 with ruck Parris Laurie declared fit for Monday's clash against an unchanged and undefeated Brisbane at Hickey Park. 

Laurie suffered a painful cork below her knee in the round two loss to Fremantle but has recovered in time to take on the Lions. 

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The Eagles have also brought in Maddy Collier after she passed the AFL's concussion protocols, while Melissa Caulfield will play after recovering from a hamstring injury. 

Collier and Caulfield come in for Niamh Kelly (finger) and Kate Orme (omitted).

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Heading into the final game of round three, the Eagles are one of four teams yet to score a win in 2021 and they face a tough task to break their duck against the Lions, who have been impressive in accounting for Richmond and Gold Coast in the opening two rounds. 

Monday, February 15

Brisbane v West Coast at Hickey Park, 4.15pm AEST


B: S.Campbell 20 N.Grider 10 
HB: E.Zielke - C 8 K.Lutkins 13 B.Koenen 3
C: O.O'Dwyer 9 C.Svarc 25 S.Conway 12
HF: G.Bodey 15 D.Davidson 14 C.Hodder 21
F: J.Wardlaw 30 L.Arnell 16
Foll: T.Hickie 24 A.Anderson 18 E.Bates 1
I/C: I.Dawes 17 J.Ellenger 5 J.Zanchetta 2 L.Postlethwaite 6 T.Smith 31 

Emerg: I.Tahau 26 R.Lugg 11 

In: Nil
Out: Nil


B: A.Ward 33 C.Perera 27 
HB: B.Smith 14 S.McDonald 35 T.Bresland 20
C: M.Bowen 1 A.McCarthy 11 M.Collier 8
HF: A.Atkins 9 K.Pope 29 G.Kelly 15
F: A.Gilmore 22 K.Gibson 2
Foll: P.Laurie 25 E.Swanson - C 13 I.Lewis 6
I/C: I.Cameron 19 S.Davison 28 M.Caulfield 10 H.Bullas 24 C.Guard 4 

Emerg: K.Orme 32 A.Janz 37 

In: M.Collier, M.Caulfield
Out: K.Orme (omitted), N.Kelly (injured)

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