West Coast Eagles

With six of their last 10 games at home, Eagles are sitting pretty

Brad Elborough   With six of their 10 remaining games at home, the second-placed West Coast have a terrific opportunity to continue their run as the smoky of the 2015 season.

AFL 101: three things we worked out from round 13

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Staff writers   Richmond came back from the dead against Sydney, the two WA teams shored up first and second spots (the Eagles without even playing), Sam Mitchell did something seemingly unseemly and Adam Goodes...well...nobody is quite sure if he did anything or not.

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Ex-Eagles star Ben Cousins fined after pleading guilty to damage, trespass

Ben Cousins faces Armadale Magistrates Court on Friday

Emma Young   Ex-West Coast Eagles star Ben Cousins has been found guilty of causing property damage and trespass and fined a total of $800 plus $150 court costs. Cousins' lawyer Michael Tudori appeared in court and pled guilty on his behalf.

When the 'extra' becomes an added burden

Sam Mitchell and Luke Hodge.

Opposition analyst   A "spare" in defence can be a numerical winner, or a cause for concern elsewhere.

Nic-Nat, the Cyril Rioli of ruckmen

Nic Naitanui

Wayne Carey   He's a rock star of the competition, but he's also among the rarest of commodities - a truly valuable ruckman.

Drugs not a big issue at West Coast says Daniel Kerr

Former Eagles star Daniel Kerr has said there wasn't a culture of drugs at the club during his time

Troubled former West Coast star Daniel Kerr dabbled in illicit drugs during his career but denies there was a deep-seated issue with drugs at the AFL club during his time there.

AFL 2015 mid-season blind All-Australian teams

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Simon White   The sporting year of 2014 will be remembered for many things - LeBron James going home, Hawthorn going back-to-back, the English cricket team going back to the Old Dart a shambles, Rory McIlroy going "bang" and us going out on a limb and naming Blind All-Australian teams.

Did we really say that? Revisiting the WAtoday.com.au AFL crystal ball

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Staff writers   Almost three months have passed - can it really have been that long? - since our crack (pot) team of AFL experts put their heads together and predicted the entire 2015 season in advance.

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AFL 101: three things we worked out from round 12

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Staff writers   Carlton won. Let us repeat that - Carlton won. Meanwhile, the Demons shocked the Cats (and spoiled Corey Enright's 300th party) and the Eagles showed they were the real deal on the road against Richmond. Our crack (pot) panel returns to run the rule over round 12.

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Loss to Eagles just a 'blip', says Hardwick

Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui and Steven Morris of the Tigers compete for the ball on Friday.

Larissa Nicholson   Richmond and West Coast coaches both full of praise for the dominant Nic Naitanui.

Live: Tigers v Eagles

Shane Edwards fends off Matt Priddis during the second term at the MCG.

Lee Crossley   Live coverage as firing Richmond take on the high-flying Eagles.

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Eagles subdue Tigers for win on the road

Dustin Martin of the Tigers kicks while being tackled by Elliot Yeo of the Eagles.

Jake Niall   West Coast's formidable forward line kicked them back into the top two of the ladder with an impressive 20-point win over Richmond at the MCG on Friday.

WAtoday.com.au Friday Sports Forecast - June 19, 2015

Friday Forecast

David Prestipino & Simon White   Friday forecast: best bets, ladder analysis, teams, insights. Get it all and more, right here.

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Schooling full-backs and men

St Patrick's College MCC Shield Premiership team 2005 with Nathan Brown (far right).

Peter Hanlon   A Ballarat college taps into the key attributes of playing key defence.

Adam Simpson says West Coast will not use travel as an excuse

Jeremy McGovern will be given until the last possible minute to prove his fitness for the clash with the Gold Coast Suns.

Brad Elborough   Adam Simpson says that a tough travel schedule will be no excuse for lack of performance when West Coast tackles Richmond at the MCG on Friday night.

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Malthouse 'shocked' at Cousins' drug abuse

Shocked: Mick Malthouse says he doesn't have a clue as to when Ben Cousins began his drug habit.

Mick Malthouse says he was "absolutely shocked" to discover troubled ex-AFL star Ben Cousins started taking drugs while he was coaching him at West Coast.

Eagles and Hill unlikely scoring successes

Josh Hill has been an unlikely success story for the West Coast Eagles this season.

Brad Elborough   The AFL season is 11 rounds in and the Eagles - and Josh Hill in particular - continue to defy expectations.

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AFL 101: three things we worked out from round 11

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Staff writers   Fremantle nearly lost to the Gold Coast (wait, what?), St Kilda and Melbourne played out a thriller that was decided in the last 40 seconds, Collingwood made it eight wins from 11 and Hawthorn had a rest and watched each of the top four teams record victories.

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Naitanui 'insulted' by Essendon not playing recognised ruckman

Nic Naitanui of the Eagles gets to the ball in the ruck ahead Jake Carlisle of the Bombers.

Matt Murnane   West Coast star Nic Naitanui says he was "insulted" by Essendon's decision not to take a recognised ruckman to play against him on Saturday.

Eagles face tough challenge against Tigers

Dustin Martin of the Tigers looks to break from a tackle by Zac Clarke and Clancee Pearce of the Dockers at Domain Stadium on June 5.

Brad Elborough   Richmond poses a massive challenge for the third-placed West Coast on Friday night - and not just because the Tigers are on a five-game winning streak.