West Coast Eagles

AFL 101: three things we worked out from round 13

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Lewis Jetta of the Eagles looks to pass the ball during the round four AFL match between ...

Three wins straight for the previously hapless Dockers, a much-needed win on the road for West Coast (against questionable opposition) and controversy for the Kangaroos - our crack (pot) panel returns to run the rule over round 13 of the AFL season.

Coach says criticism is a bit Rich

The Lions didn't roar at the Gabba on Saturday, but coach Justin Leppitsch did after the match.

Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch has defended his vice-captain Daniel Rich after his side's loss to West Coast at the Gabba, with the midfielder again struggling to shake a tag after dominating early in the game.

Visitors from the west mow down battling Lions

Lions v Eagles

For the second week in a row, the Brisbane Lions played a team from the west on their home deck. And for the second week in a row, they started in competitive fashion, only to mown down in a barely competitive second quarter. History has a way of repeating itself.

AFL 101: things we worked out from round 12

Eagles Jeremy McGovern and Tom Barrass tell a sorry tale at Domain Stadium.

West Coast's woes go from bad to worse after losing at home and Nic Naitanui succumbing to an Achilles injury that now requires surgery, while there's hope on the horizon for Fremantle fans, whose youngsters tamed the Lions with a ferocious display at the Gabba.