West Coast Eagles assistant Jarrad Schofield hits back at Kane Cornes’ body weight call

West Coast assistant mentor Jarrad Schofield has defended the club towards accusations they are much too gentle on obese gamers.

Schofield was responding just after becoming asked about Friday’s column in The West Australian by his Port Adelaide premiership teammate Kane Cornes, which accused mentor Adam Simpson of letting qualified specifications slip and termed for the Eagles to publish pounds clauses into players’ contracts.

“It’s fascinating to listen to that because I have not found Kane in these four partitions given that I’ve been in this article in the very last eight months,” Schofield informed SEN.

“Every club goes by it. Have a search at Melbourne a few decades in the past the place they could not get their gamers on the park and now they are a premiership aspect looking to go again-to-again.

“It’s 1 of all those years. We’re a happy club. But persons have perceptions and views and they are entitled to that.

“I can give you the genuine information and that is that we are undertaking every thing in our electric power to make guys drive higher benchmarks.

“We want them to be as in shape as we can. We want our very best players on the park. And we’re a actually connected enjoying team and coaching group and footy department.”

The Eagles manufactured a few improvements for Sunday’s last property match of the time in opposition to Adelaide, with retiring spearhead Josh Kennedy joined by fellow inclusions Samo Petrevski-Seton and Zac Langdon. Langdon will play his to start with recreation considering the fact that round 6 right after missing most of the time with a severe ankle damage.

West Coast misplaced Jack Petruccelle (hamstring) and Connor West (wrist) to injury, even though youngster Jai Culley is suspended.

Kennedy has been joined in the line-up by nine of his teammates from the 2018 premiership facet in Luke Shuey, Shannon Hurn, Tom Barrass, Liam Duggan, Liam Ryan, Jack Darling, Jamie Cripps, Willie Rioli and Jack Redden.

Jackson Nelson, Rhett Bazzo, Greg Clark and past week’s sub Hugh Dixon have been named as emergencies.

The Crows, who have stuck with the same 22 that upset Carlton very last weekend, are the only crew yet to win at Optus Stadium. They defeated West Coastline by 31 points when they met at Adelaide Oval in round 12.

Adelaide mentor Matthew Nicks explained the emotion of Kennedy’s farewell video game would be a large obstacle for the Crows to offer with.

“He’s been an extraordinary participant for that footy club and there’s in all probability none even larger, respectfully to some of the superstars they’ve had, and I’m very sure they’ll pack out the stadium,” Nicks explained.

“So it will be a terrific knowledge for our guys, but a demanding just one. I can imagine the 1st five or 10 minutes must be red very hot.”

The Crows have their individual milestone with star midfielder Rory Laird playing his 200th game, but the create-up has been fully overshadowed by the re-emergence of their notorious 2018 pre-period camp controversy on the back of revelations from previous players Eddie Betts and Josh Jenkins.

“It’s organization as typical when it will come to our footy,” Nicks reported.

“These men have set their head down. They’re taking part in a video game of footy.”

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