GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 07: Lincoln McCarthy of the Cats marks in front of Eric Mackenzie of the Eagles during the round seven AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the West Coast Eagles at Simonds Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

REPORTS: Eagles defender on Crows radar

Adelaide is reportedly set to make a play for West Coast defender, Eric Mackenzie.

Mackenzie, appears out of favour at the Eagles, managing just 13 games this season, after falling behind young defender Tom Barass in the side’s best 22.

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Adelaide is keen to bolster its defensive stocks, with coach Don Pyke, a former West Coast assistant coach, keen to reunite with Mackenzie at West Lakes.

Mackenzie won the club’s 2014 best and fairest award, playing 22 games, averaging 15.3 disposals, 7.2 marks, 3.4 rebounds 50s and 6.5 intercept possessions.

He has played a total of 134 AFL games for West Coast since being selected with pick No.29 in the 2006 National Draft.

The 28-year-old missed the entire 2015 season, including the Eagles’ Grand Final loss to Hawthorn, after rupturing his ACL in the club’s first pre-season game against Carlton.


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  1. He and Tahlia would make a great partnership if he was to move. Adelaide leaked goals like a tap at times this year. They would have to offer something decent to snag him though

  2. No need for an injury prone player who the eagles don’t rate as there is plenty of depth defender wise on Adelaide’s list already. Dream on Eagles fans lol

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