Having not tasted Premiership success since the epic Grand Final of 2006, the West Coast Eagles have again ascended to the pinnacle of the competition after being crowned 2018 Toyota AFL Premiers following a stirring victory over high-flying Collingwood.
Having narrowly scraped in the top eight in the previous season, the Eagles unceremoniously crashed out of the 2017 Finals Series following a Semi-Final loss to the GWS Giants. Heading into the New Year, the rejuvenated West Coast Eagles of 2018 were determined to make amends. Led by coach Adam Simpson, their list bristled with talent: captain and key defender Shannon Hurn alongside Jeremy McGovern, a dynamic midfield that included Elliot Yen, Luke Shuey and Jack Redden and the goal-kicking prowess of key forwards Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling–this was a balanced team able to match any opponent. A second-place finish on the ladder saw the Eagles snatch a tense Qualifying Final victory over Collingwood at Optus Stadium, and set up a Preliminary Final against Melbourne in Perth. Against a resurgent Demons outfit the Eagles were far too strong, putting the game to bed early and booking their Grand Final berth. And on a historic afternoon in front of a packed house at the MCG, the Eagles soared past Collingwood, sparking celebrations in the West with a triumph that will be celebrated by fans for years to come.
Actors: Basil Zempilas, HAMISH MCLACHLAN, Dennis Cometti, Bruce McAvaney
Format: Blu-ray Region B