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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sharrod Wellingham and Josh Hill axed by West Coast Eagles

Sharrod Wellingham and Josh Hill are among five players dumped from West Coast’s playing list ahead of next month’s AFL draft.
Tom Lamb, Tom Gorter and Jordan Snadden have also been cut.
Wellingham and Hill both struggled for opportunities in 2017, with Wellingham playing 13 games and Hill 12.
Wellingham did get back into the Eagles team for their final against GWS. He has played 171 AFL games - 92 for Collingwood including the 2010 premiership, and 79 for the Eagles including the 2015 grand final.
Hill played 173 games, 66 with the Bulldogs and 107 for West Coast.
“I would like to thank each of the players for their efforts and contributions to the football club over varying periods of time,” General Manager of Football Craig Vozzo said.
“This is a tough time of the year when difficult decisions are made and I would particularly like to acknowledge both Sharrod and Josh.
“They are senior players who have had a significant impact at the club over their time and both played in our 2015 Grand Final.”
Lamb played one senior game with the club in 2015, while Gorter has been delisted after just 12 months on the rookie list. Snadden spent two seasons as a rookie.