Eagles vow to retain hard-nosed AFL style

West Coast will be aiming to back up last week's 13-point AFL win over Geelong when they face Melbourne at Domain Stadium.

West Coast tagger Mark Hutchings is confident the Eagles can maintain their new-found tough approach in Saturday night's AFL clash with Melbourne.

The Eagles had been accused of lacking a hard edge earlier this season, but showed they could play tough footy in their 13-point win over Geelong last Thursday.

Hutchings revealed the team had been put through a series of more physical training sessions in the lead-up to their round 13 win and he's confident they can maintain the ferociousness on show against the Cats for the rest of the season.

Source: AAP