Eagles overcome by Lions roar
The Eagles are now 0-2 in the Queensland hub after a second half fade out lead to 30-point loss to the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba.
Brisbane burst the game open in the third quarter kicking five goals to set up the 10.14.74 to 6.8.44 victory.
Liam Ryan was a positive light for West Coast booting three goals and 200-game milestone Andrew Gaff was the best around the ground collecting 30-disposals for the visitors alongside Nic Naitanui who had 12-disposals, 34 hit outs and nine clearances.
Eagles coach Adam Simpson post-game thought he was disappointed his side didn't win but he thought their effort and intensity were there.
“On field, we haven’t adapted well enough and that’s what we have to work through. We’ll keep training though it and coaching through it. We’re all in this together.” Simpson said.
“It feels like it’s been such a long season, but it’s round three. We’re in with some other teams around the competition that haven’t come back from the break the way they wanted to.”
“Effort was better this week. But we couldn’t sustain it. Brisbane are always hard to beat at the Gabba.”
Simpson confirmed that defender Jeremy McGovern had rolled his ankle during match simulation earlier on Saturday but said he'd be right to play against Port Adelaide next weekend.