West Coast forward Jack Darling says he still gets nervous watching replays of his team’s premiership triumph, even ordering his family to turn it off on Christmas Day.

Darling had a quiet first half in the five-point grand-final win over Collingwood, but burst to life in the third quarter to play a crucial role in the triumph.

The 26-year-old cherishes the premiership win.

But watching a replay of the match has proven to be tough.

“I get nervous if I watch it again,” Darling said on Monday.

“I don’t really like it – I get that nervous feeling.

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“On Christmas Day, the brother-in-laws were trying to watch it and I told them to turn it off just because I wanted to enjoy the day.

“It is just such a close game, you still feel nervous.”

Darling dropped a simple mark in the goal square in the dying stages of the grand final, with the mistake giving Collingwood the chance to snatch victory.

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Luckily for Darling, the Eagles were able to hold on for the win.

“I dropped the mark,” Darling said.

“I turned around to see if I could play on and kick the goal, so I just turned my head a bit too early and that caused me to fumble the ball.

“So (it was) a bit of a mistake and I was glad it didn’t cost us.

“Once that siren went, it was one of the best feelings.”

AAP

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