What’s happening in WA sport this week

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Catch up on all the latest sporting news and events around Perth and Western Australia.

sketball is the all the rage this weekend, with the Perth Wildcats hosting a Friday night semi-final and the Perth Lynx into the WNBL decider.

Wildcats host JackJumpers in NBL semi-finals

The Perth Wildcats are the hottest ticket in town this weekend, hosting the Tasmania JackJumpers from 6:30pm Friday at RAC Arena in the NBL best-of-three semi-finals. MVP Bryce Cotton will lead the way for the Wildcats who were out-rebounded by the JackJumpers earlier this season, ensuring that’ll be a focus. Tassie finished third on the ladder and feature the Most Improved Player Sean Macdonald and All-NBL Second Teamers Milton Doyle and Jack McVeigh. Game 2 will be played in Hobart on Monday, followed by Game 3 – if required – back in Perth on Wednesday. Tickets via Ticketek.

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Lynx into WNBL decider against Lauren Jackson’s Flyers

It’s all about the hoops this weekend with the Perth Lynx taking on Lauren Jackson’s Southside Flyers in the WNBL Finals starting 12:30pm WST Sunday. The Lynx stunned ladder leaders Townsville Fire in a clean sweep to book their spot in the best-of-three deciding series. The likes of Aari McDonald and Amy Atwell have been the Lynx’s stars, but coming up against Opals legend Jackson won’t be easy. Perth will host Game 2 at Bendat Basketball Centre on Thursday from 6:30pm with tickets available via Ticketmaster.

Perth Lynx

WA in mix to qualify for another Shield final

WA’s bid for three straight Sheffield Shield crown continues on Monday when they face Victoria at Melbourne’s CitiPower Centre in a virtual semi-final, with the winner of the clash likely to face Tasmania in the final. Tassie are top and six points ahead of second-placed WA who hold a three-point buffer on Victoria, meaning a draw will be enough for the Sandgropers to make the final. Play starts Monday 7:30am WST. Watch live on Kayo Sports and cricket.com.au.

Glory men and women play hosts this weekend

Perth Glory’s five-game unbeaten run came to an end last round with a loss to bottom-club Western United, but they get the chance to bounce back against 11th-placed Newcastle Jets from 6:45pm Saturday at HBF Park in the A-League Men. Three points is crucial to keeping ninth-placed Glory’s finals hopes alive. It’s been slim pickings for Glory in the A-League Women since the turn of the year, but there’s a golden opportunity for three points on Friday, facing 10th-placed Wellington Phoenix from 7pm at Macedonia Park. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

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Force travel to capital to face Brumbies

The Western Force may have bolstered their ranks with an exciting off-season recruitment but they’ve started the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season 0-2. The Force get the chance for that elusive victory against the ACT Brumbies from 11:35am Saturday at Canberra’s GIO Stadium. Watch live on Stan Sport.

Congrats to new Fever skipper Anstiss

The 2024 Super Netball season is still a month away, but the West Coast Fever announced this week that WA pathway product Jess Anstiss is the club’s new captain to lead them into the new campaign. So we say congrats to Jess, who has played 101 National League games since her 2017 Fever debut.

Kudos to Min Woo Lee ahead of golf’s busy season

WA golfer Min Woo Lee has been in the news this week, sharing his journey alongside sister Minjee Lee on ABC’s Australian Story, but he also tied for second at the Cognizant Classic in Florida, subsequently qualifying for the prestigious Arnold Palmer Invitational. That’s all very exciting ahead of next week’s Players’ Championship and next month’s Masters. Keep an eye on the chef!

Min Woo Lee

AFL starts but Eagles and Dockers to wait

The 2024 AFL season has started but neither West Coast or Fremantle are in action, with the competition launching Opening Round, hosted purely by the four NSW and Queensland clubs and featuring only four games. WA fans will need to wait a week, with the Eagles to face Port Adelaide away and the Dockers to host 2023 runners-up Brisbane on Sunday 17 March. Watch the footy this weekend live on Fox Sports, Kayo Sports and Channel 7.

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