Premiership Eagle tests positive to banned substance

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Willie Rioli has reportedly tested positive to an illegal substance and has been stood down from tomorrow night’s Semi-Final against Geelong.

The West Coast Eagles small forward has allegedly tested positive to illicit substances.

AFL General Counsel Andrew Dillon will make the announcement at 4:30pm AEST.

It is understood that Jack Petruccelle has flown to Melbourne to replace Rioli in the side to take on the Cats at the MCG.


Rioli, 24, has kicked 46 goals in 38 games for the Eagles since being drafted in 2016. He was a key member of West Coast's premiership side last year.