Like a number of players it took him a while to get in the swing of things but by 1996 he was showing good form. Despite his importance to the team he didn't get much game time in 2000 and he left them at the end of the year.
Moving back to Western Australia he joined the West Coast Eagles, his favourite club as a child, and in 2001-2002 he was in 9 games and kicked 1 goal. Unfortunately he suffered a knee injury that saw his game tally limited, however he did play 2 games for the state.
Source: The Encyclopaedia Of AFL Footballers.
Source: Great Australian Football Stories by Ken Piesse.