There are few more damaging players in the competition than Elliot Yeo in full flight.

The West Coast Eagles bull has been back to his best in the first five rounds and it has been uplifting to see him again wielding such a pronounced influence on games having endured a tough run with injury in previous seasons.

For the second week in succession he was best afield for the Eagles with 27 possessions, 19 of them contested. Few players relish the contest more than Yeo and to go with those hard-fought possessions he won 15 clearances and kicked two goals.

Others feed off his power and his relationship with Harley Reid is clear as they energise each other with their raw enthusiasm.