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Eagles delist McGinnity, Bennell

  • Eagles delist McGinnity, Bennell

    PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - MAY 02: Jamie Bennell of the West Coast Eagles celebrates with the crowd after the round five AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Domain Stadium on May 2, 2015 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

West Coast utility Patrick McGinnity and former Blue Kane Lucas have retired from AFL ranks after failing to earn new deals with the Eagles.

Ex-Demon Jamie Bennell was also among the casualties as West Coast wielded the axe following their meek exit from this year's flag race.

McGinnity, Lucas, Bennell, Brant Colledge, Alec Waterman and baseball recruit Corey Adamson were all officially delisted by the Eagles on Monday.

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It comes just days after West Coast's 47-point elimination final loss to the Bulldogs.

Lucas, a No.12 pick in the 2009 national draft, failed to notch a game for the Eagles after joining West Coast via last year's rookie draft.

The 25-year-old played 42 games over five seasons at Carlton, but he didn't get a sniff at West Coast in two years on the list.

McGinnity played 93 games over eight seasons at the Eagles.

The 27-year-old momentarily revived his career earlier this season when he booted four goals after being recalled for the round-15 win over Essendon.

But he would go on to play just two more games for the season, failing to earn back his spot in time for the finals.

Bennell notched 57 games over four seasons at Melbourne, before being handed a career lifeline by West Coast via the 2013 rookie draft.

Waterman was the hard luck story.

The son of two-time premiership player Chris Waterman has been battling a fatigue-related illness for the past 18 months.

Waterman showed promise while playing for East Perth in the first half of 2015, but he has been unable to return to playing duties since contracting glandular fever.

Adamson took a major punt by giving up his professional baseball career to join West Coast's rookie list last year.

But he failed to earn a game for the Eagles in his two years on the list.

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