Australian Football

Eagles re-sign Butler, Lycett

West Coast have re-signed premiership defender Sam Butler and emerging ruckman Scott Lycett for the next two AFL seasons.

Eagles re-sign duo - Australian FootballEurosport

Butler, snared with pick No.20 in the 2003 national draft, has been restricted to just 84 games due to a spate of soft tissue injuries, but remains an important cog in the Eagles' defence.

"The club is poised to launch a serious premiership assault in the near future and it is great to have the opportunity to be a part of that," Butler said.

"As a young player, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the 2006 premiership and that is obviously something I would like to experience again."

Lycett, 19, has played three games for the Eagles but is viewed as a long-term project.

The 203cm ruckman/forward is sidelined by a knee injury.

West Coast sit in fourth spot on the table ahead of Saturday's match against last-placed Gold Coast in Perth.

 - Eurosport
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