West Coast’s AFL premiership defence has obtained a shot within the arm with All-Australian duo Josh Kennedy and Shannon Hurn signing one-year contract extensions.
Ahead Kennedy and key defender Hurn, each 31, had been crucial elements of the Eagles’ flag-winning backbone final season and can now be underneath contract till the top of the 2020 season.
The veteran pair, who’ve made 447 AFL appearances for West Coast between them, had been happy to finalise the offers early within the 12 months.
“It’s good to get it locked away so I can concentrate on the season,” Hurn instructed the membership’s official web site.
Hurn, who has captained the Eagles for the previous 4 years, will change into simply the eighth West Coast participant to achieve the 250-game milestone when he performs his second match of the 2019 season.
Two-time Coleman Medal winner Kennedy is the Eagles’ document objective kicker with 551 objectives in his 199 video games.
“I’d prefer to thank West Coast for an additional alternative and I’m actually enthusiastic about one other 12 months with this improbable membership and group of lads,” he stated.
Kennedy has been dominated out for the Eagles’ pre-season clashes towards Geelong and Fremantle after low season shoulder surgical procedure and being “deloaded” on account of foot soreness after the Christmas break.
However the famous person ahead, who returned to his house state from Carlton as a part of the blockbuster Chris Judd commerce in 2007, stays on observe to play within the season opener towards Brisbane on the Gabba on March 23.
Kennedy booted three objectives within the Eagles’ five-point grand last win over Collingwood whereas Hurn was a rock in defence with 21 possessions, 5 marks and 4 tackles.