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Eagles ruck dropped for disciplinary reasons

  • Eagles ruck dropped for disciplinary reasons

    PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - MAY 29: Tom Nicholls of the Suns contests a ruck with Scott Lycett of the Eagles during the round 10 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Gold Coast Suns at Domain Stadium on May 29, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson has dropped ruckman Scott Lycett for this weekend's game against the Brisbane Lions due to disciplinary reasons.

With Nic Naitanui already out of the side, it's a major blow for the club with Lycett going out of the side. 

Former Giants and Bombers ruckman Jon Giles will make his debut for the Eagles this weekend when the team travel to the GABBA to take on the struggling Lions.

West Coast Eagles statement:

Ruckman Scott Lycett has been left out of the team to play the Brisbane Lions  at the Gabba on Saturday because of disciplinary action.

Lycett, who was expected to carry the load in the absence of injured star Nic Naitanui, failed to meet the standards set by the club’s leadership group, players and coaches after the disappointing loss to Adelaide last week.

“We are very disappointed that Scott has let the club down, but the behaviours we ignore are the behaviours we accept,” senior coach Adam Simpson said.

“We have standards and values that we expect of each other and Scott, unfortunately, failed to meet them.”

The timing of Lycett’s indiscretion, with Naitanui sidelined for 6-8 weeks after under-going Achilles surgery during the week, means that former GWS and Essendon ruckman Jonathan Giles will make his senior debut for the club.

Recruited through last year’s trade period, Giles has been impressive around the playing group in his first year and will carry much of the ruck responsibility for the Eagles in an important game against the Lions.

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