The West Coast Eagles will be without veteran defender Shannon Hurn and hard-running wingman Andrew Gaff for Sunday’s clash with reigning premier Melbourne.

Hurn (calf) and Gaff (quad) pulled up sore after main training on Thursday and have been replaced in the 26-man squad by Covid Contingency List pair Tom Blechynden (South Fremantle) and Sam Fisher (Swan Districts).

The Eagles will confirm their final 22 plus four emergencies for the 3.20pm bouncedown on Friday afternoon at 3pm.