Ea­gles fly­ing high in HK

The West Australian - - NEWS -

Two weeks on from their AFL grand fi­nal win over Colling­wood, West Coast’s premier­ship cel­e­bra­tions have moved to Hong Kong.

And by the looks of this pic­ture posted on In­sta­gram by Nic Nai­tanui they’re still hav­ing as much fun as on grand fi­nal night.

About 30 Ea­gles play­ers and of­fi­cials dressed in Ok­to­ber­fest leder­ho­sen as they joined lo­cals and tourists at Happy Val­ley race­course, where thou­sands turn out each Wed­nes­day night.

Mark Hutch­ings brought an Ea­gles touch to the play­ers’ out­fits, in blue and gold socks.

Also on the end-of-sea­son trip are de­part­ing ruck­man Scott Lycett, who has joined Port Ade­laide dur­ing the AFL trade pe­riod, and re­tir­ing de­fender Eric Macken­zie.

The cracked ribs Jeremy McGovern sus­tained in the grand fi­nal, which came af­ter re­quir­ing six painkilling in­jec­tions to take the field, were not enough to keep him at home, and Jack Red­den re­cov­ered from a bout of gas­tro to join the trip.

Liam Ryan is one premier­ship star not in Hong Kong, in­stead join­ing his part­ner and baby daugh­ter to spend time at home in the Murchi­son.

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