Eagles coach fears Willie Rioli might not play at AFL stage once more


“He is not nice, it has been a very long time of the unknown. He must put his hand up and cope with [it] himself but it surely’s been in all probability too lengthy a time to attend actually.”

Rioli allegedly tampered with a urine pattern throughout a drug check and examined optimistic for hashish on a separate event.

Yeo set for early return however no set spherical for comeback sport

Eagles midfielder Elliot Yeo was out on the coaching observe on Monday however the 27-year-old nonetheless has a approach to go earlier than he can problem for his outdated spot.

Yeo has been out since spherical 11 final yr with an osteitis pubis harm however Simpson says he might make an early return in 2021.

“He is [Yeo] ticking the containers, he is advancing each week, we have not had a hiccup but,” Simpson mentioned.

“He is on operating duties for the time being so the subsequent section for him shall be change of route, so we’ll take that because it comes however he is nonetheless on observe for an early return this season.

“I do not suppose we will put a spherical on it, however he’ll be proper when he is proper and for the time being he is monitoring fairly properly.

“With the brand new rotations and the sport size going again out, it should in all probability make it more durable for gamers like Yeoy to come back again in with managed minutes, I am positive we’ll discover a means, however that is down the observe.”

West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says he can't point out a target round for midfielder Elliot Yeo to return.

West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says he cannot level out a goal spherical for midfielder Elliot Yeo to return.Credit score:Jono Searle/AFL Photographs/by way of Getty Photos

There are 11 gamers but to return to the principle enjoying group as they sit by way of quarantine after returning to WA from states with COVID-19 group instances.

Simpson mentioned there had been a couple of minor maladies with the sudden ramp-up in coaching for the staff as particular person gamers got here again to the membership for the pre-season preparation.

He mentioned Luke Shuey, Brendon Ah Chee and new recruit Zac Langdon had some niggles however they need to be again in full swing within the subsequent two weeks.