AFL 2019: Top Five Eagles

While West Coast’s Premiership defence ended a few weeks early for their liking, they had a number of fine contributors in a season that saw them play deep into September once again. We give to you our Top Five Eagles for 2019.

5. Jack Darling

A career best season from Darling saw him earn All-Australian selection for the first time. The most dangerous Eagles forward throughout 2019, the 27 year old booted 59 goals to claim the club’s leading goal kicker award for a third time.

3. Andrew Gaff

Returning to the field in 2019 after the controversial end to his previous season, Gaff had a stellar season. The wingman was the model of consistency throughout 22 games, winning the ball at career best levels.

3. Brad Sheppard

Already a dependable force down back, Sheppard became more attacking in 2019 while retaining all his lockdown capabilities. Consistently playing a role on both tall and short opponents, he was first in the competition for marks and earned selection in the 40-man All Australian Squad.

2. Elliot Yeo

Yeo led the competition for tackles in 2019 with 167 for the year that included a remarkable stretch between rounds seven and 15 during which he laid 109! This was a career best for the 25-year-old, he achieved the same in contest possessions, clearances and inside 50’s.

1. Luke Shuey

The 29-year-old backed up his Norm Smith Medal winning performance of 2018 with a career best season in 2019. Unquestionably the Eagles most influential player for the season he was rewarded with he second John Worsfold Medal and appointment as Captain of the club for 2020.

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