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6:00am  Jun 25, 2016

Lyon post-match - Round 14

12:24am  Jun 25, 2016

'We didn't compete' - Mundy

12:16am  Jun 25, 2016

'Only lessons if you learn' - Lyon

11:32pm  Jun 24, 2016

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Lyon post-match Q & A: Rd 14 v Collingwood

Ross Lyon spoke to the media after Fremantle's 48-point loss to Collingwood.

12:00am  Jun 25, 2016

Pies loss a step back for Freo

Ross Lyon said "everything went wrong" in Freo's 48-point loss on Friday night

8:34pm  Jun 24, 2016

We didn't compete strongly enough: Mundy

Skipper says Freo failed to match Magpies intensity from the start

8:28pm  Jun 24, 2016

Coach Simon Eastaugh praises Sandilands work ethic

Ned Balme  February 5, 2016 8:28 PM

Simon Eastaugh knows why Aaron Sandilands is so successful.

Following the Fremantle Dockers training on Friday, midfield coach Simon Eastaugh said it wasn’t the physical dominance, but the work ethic that makes Aaron Sandilands one of the best ruckmen in the AFL.

Sandilands' consistent pursuit of improvement has been one of the key contributors to his success, according to Eastaugh.

“He’s got an incredible work ethic,” Eastaugh said.

“He’s very clear in his mind that he has room for improvement.

“When a player has that kind of mentality, where they want to continue to grow, they’ll continue to keep taking that step each year.”

Eastaugh said the 2015 Doig Medallist has set a positive example for younger Freo players.

“They’re all working to the same work ethic, with that kind of leadership ahead of them.”

Friday's training report

Eastaugh said Freo’s full match simulation on Friday provided a good opportunity to see how the players fared in full ground, contested football.

“It’s a really good opportunity for us to work on areas we’ve been building over the preseason,” he said.

“(And) for the younger players to get that experience in a higher intensity environment.”

While Eastaugh’s primary focus is with the ruckmen and midfielders, he said success around the stoppages would require a team effort.

“We are working through our tactical side and stoppages, but it’s also about what our forwards and backs are doing,” he said.

“It’s an overall focus we take into these match sim opportunities.

“We look at who are playing their role and which players aren’t.”