Star West Coast defender Jeremy McGovern and Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury have been ruled out of Sunday’s AFL clash at Optus Stadium.
McGovern was withdrawn well before the bounce with a thumb injury, replaced by Josh Rotham.
Pendlebury was all set to play, but withdrew after feeling quad tightness during the warm-up.
He was replaced by Atu Bosenavulagi, who was still warming up after the first bounce.
Eagles goalsneak Liam Ryan, who had been in doubt after his eight-year-old nephew died earlier in the week, decided to play.