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Cousins was selected by the West Coast Eagles under the "father-son" rule as his father Bryan (a star player himself in the local Western Australian Football League competition) had played 67 games for the Geelong Football Club in the AFL. This clause allowed him to choose between the Geelong Cats and the West Coast Eagles. Eventually the lure of remaining in his hometown of Perth won out and Cousins opted to play for the Eagles. Cousins made his debut in the AFL in 1996 at the age of 17 - ironically against Geelong. Since then Cousins has developed into one of the AFL competitions premier midfielders known for his fierce determination and hard running.
West Coast Eagles Club Best and Fairest 2001, 2002, 2003
All-Australian 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002
AFL Rising Star 1996
Captain of the West Coast Eagles since 2001.
- Official AFL Website of the West Coast Eagles Football Club
- Official Website of the Australian Football League
- EaglesFlyingHigh, a West Coast Eagles fan site
- Footygoss, AFL (Australian Football League) and WAFL (Western Australian Football League) football news service
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