Eagles-Magpies AFLW clash postponed

West Coast's AFLW clash with Collingwood has been moved from Tuesday back to round six.
West Coast's AFLW clash with Collingwood has been moved from Tuesday back to round six.

West Coast's AFLW clash with Collingwood on Tuesday will revert back to its original slot in round six to allow a number of Eagles players to recover from COVID-19.

The AFLW had brought the match forward to Tuesday in order to have more fixturing flexibility later in the season.

But those plans have now been abandoned after a number of Eagles players entered the AFL health and safety protocols this week.

It also forced West Coast's match against St Kilda on Friday to be postponed.

The West Coast v Collingwood match will now be played in round six, as per the original schedule.

"In line with the AFLW's Covid Match Rescheduling Guidelines - which states a team is required to have a minimum 16 primary-listed players and five train-on players available to play - the league received a request from the West Coast Eagles which detailed multiple players from their program were currently in AFL Health and Safety Protocols," AFL competition boss Laura Kane said.

"Working alongside the club today, it has been determined the club would not be able to participate in a match as early as next Tuesday, February 1."

Australian Associated Press