Eagles show Jetta the door

19 November 2020 18:19:19 GMTPlus11

West Coast Eagles have sprung a surprise by delisting veteran defender and dual premiership player, Lewis Jetta.

Jetta won the flag with Sydney Swans in 2012 and again with the Eagles in 2018, but has now found himself surplus to requirements in the west.

The 31-year-old has so far played 202 games throughout his career, 75 of them for the Eagles, but game time was hard to come by in 2020.

He played in the first games of the season, including his 200th, but managed just a further two appearances after the round four clash with Port Adelaide.

The Eagles say the delisting is a sign of the times and have wished Jetta all the best with whatever path he goes down next.

"It is always a very difficult time of the year that has been made more complex this year due to the uncertainties around AFL list sizes etc. Unfortunately we are not in a position to offer Lewis an opportunity beyond this year," GM of football Craig Vozzo said.

"Lewis has been a highly valued member of our playing group for the last six years and will always be fondly remembered as a Chris Mainwaring medallist and a premiership player.

"We thank Lewis for his contribution to the club and wish him and his young family every success as he moves into the next phase of his life. His vibrant smile and personality will be missed around the place."

Jetta joins Hamish Brayshaw, Mitch O'Neaill, Nic Reid, Anthony Treacy and Francis Watson in being delisted by the Eagles.

The Eagles are priced at 15/2 to win the AFL grand final.

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