West Coast veteran Shannon Hurn says gamers remain at the hours of darkness over how the 2021 AFL season will play out however admits returning to quarantine hubs stays “a risk”.
Talking on Sportsday, Hurn admitted the Eagles had been “fairly fortunate” to return to coaching as regular after WA’s snap COVID lockdown earlier this month.
However he expects the AFL to step in ought to Victoria’s comparable lockdown fail to finish this week.
“I believe it’s going to rely upon how lengthy the Victorian lockdown will go for,” Hurn revealed.
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“If it’s out tomorrow or Thursday, I believe we’ll be advantageous but when it goes for a couple of days longer, (the AFL) might take a look at making an attempt to equalise (coaching throughout the nation) in some capability.”
The Victorian COVID cluster continues to wreck havoc on the AFLW fixture; one thing Hurn says might result in an altered AFL fixture.
“It will be good if it was a standard house and away season (in 2021),” he stated.
“Or it’s going to simply be a hybrid the place you go east and play two video games and a crew comes over right here and performs us and Fremantle.
“It could be a hybrid however we’re unsure.
“Nobody actually is aware of”.
Hurn stated he was wanting ahead to getting the 2021 season underneath method, and probably changing into the primary Eagle to ever play 300 video games.
“Contact wooden, the physique’s going effectively,” he stated.
“I perceive about how one can put together for a season and a sport, and the way a lot coaching I must do.
“I’m loving my footy for the time being and goal to maintain enjoying so long as I can.”
Hurn, who made his debut for West Coast again in 2006, stays simply 4 video games shy of Dean Cox’s Eagles’ all-time report of 290 video games.
West Coast will kick off their 2021 marketing campaign towards Gold Coast, with the match scheduled for Optus Stadium on Sunday, March 21.