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21st Nov 2014

Aussie Rules players stuck in hotel lift for 30 minutes ahead of International Rules Series

That will do wonders for team bonding

Patrick McCarry

A staff member at the Crowne Plaza in Perth told the Australians they might be ‘stuck for a while’. We suspect his name badge may have read ‘Murphy’ or ‘O’Toole’

Nine of the Australian team taking part in this Saturday’s IRS against Ireland were stuck in a hotel lift for over 30 minutes in the early hours of this morning.

Port Adelaide’s Chad Wingard posted a video soon after the players’ rescue, during which a hotel employee says, ‘You guys are going to be there for a while… up to 30 minutes.’

Stuck in lift 1 at crown Metropol 1.. Someone please get us out!!!! Nic Nat getting restless @joelselwood14 @chadwingard

A photo posted by stevieleigh83 (@stevieleigh83) on

West Coast Eagles star Nic Naitanui popped this post-lift-trauma picture (below) on his Instagram account.

Aussie Rules lift

‘We weren’t in trouble at all,’ said Australian captain Joel Selwood. ‘It was good for team bonding.’

Hope for Ireland yet if these nine desperadoes can’t find their way out of a lift.

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