Brisbane Lions

Brisbane LionsThe product of a merger between the Fitzroy Lions and the Brisbane Bears, the Brisbane Lions entered the AFL under that name for the first time in 1997. They are best known for the triple-premiership era that saw them record back-to-back-to-back flags in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Since that era however they have appeared in the AFL finals just twice.

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2016 was horrible season for the Brisbane Lions. The club missed finals for the seventh straight season, winning just three matches and only avoiding the wooden spoon after finishing less than one percentage point above an ASADA suspension-ravaged Essendon.

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Senior coach: Chris Fagan
Captain: Tom Rockliff
2016 finish: 17th
2016 best and fairest: Dayne Zorko
2016 leading goalkicker: Dayne Zorko & Josh Walker (23)
Premierships: 2001, 2002, 2003

2017 Team List
Ben Keays, Ryan Harwood, Allen Christensen, Ryan Bastinac, Mitch Robinson, Hugh McCluggage, Tom Bell, Rohan Bewick, Dayne Beams, Daniel Rich, Cian Hanley, Stefan Martin, Jarrod Berry, Josh Walker, Dayne Zorko, Jarrad Jensen, Claye Beams, Nick Robertson, Josh Clayton, Cedric Cox, Sam Skinner, Marco Paparone, Josh Schache, Liam Dawson, Daniel McStay, Tom Cutler, Darcy Gardiner, Lewis Taylor, Alex Witherden, Eric Hipwood, Harris Andrews, Sam Mayes, Michael Close, Jonathan Freeman, Ryan Lester, Rhys Mathieson, Tom Rockliff, Corey Lyons, Matthew Hammelmann, Matthew Eagles, Mitchell Hinge, Jake Barrett, Archie Smith, Jack Fost, Oscar McInerney Reuben William, Blakre Grewar

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Last updated: 29 March, 2017

Brisbane Lions Articles

Collingwood Magpies vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog

Collingwood Magpies vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog

by , 28 May 2017 Video

The Collingwood Magpies are riding high after their rally against the Hawthorn Hawks last weekend, and they’ll be looking for two wins in a row when they host the Brisbane Lions at the MCG on Sunday Afternoon. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 1:10pm AEST.

Comparing dynasties: Who were the greatest irritants?

Comparing dynasties: Who were the greatest irritants?

by , 24 May 2017

Paul Roos at the Sydney Swans famously had a ‘no dickheads’ policy during his halcyon years of 2005-06. Roos meditated, maintained his pristine brown hair over eight years of coaching, and was once seen to be whistling right before a quarter-time address with the Swans five goals down. They won.

Brisbane belted as Crows return to winning form

Brisbane belted as Crows return to winning form

by , 20 May 2017

The Adelaide Crows completely destroyed the Brisbane Lions on Saturday night, and had them limping off the ground.

Brisbane Lions vs Adelaide Crows Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Brisbane Lions vs Adelaide Crows Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

by , 20 May 2017

Match result: The Adelaide Crows completely destroyed the Brisbane Lions on Saturday night, and had them limping off the ground.

AFL draftee contracts ‘ridiculous’: Fagan

AFL draftee contracts ‘ridiculous’: Fagan

by , 19 May 2017

Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan says it is “borderline ridiculous” young players like Josh Schache are forced to make decisions over their future so early in their careers.

AFLW star Tayla Harris biggest story in AFL trading period

AFLW star Tayla Harris biggest story in AFL trading period

by , 16 May 2017

The first ever AFLW trade period has officially kicked off today, with many interesting moves sure to be made in the next 12 days.

AFL team of the week: Round 8

AFL team of the week: Round 8

by , 16 May 2017

Some underrated players in the AFL starred in Round 8 to force their way into the Team of the Week.

Hawks win, Rioli hurt

Hawks win, Rioli hurt

by , 13 May 2017

Hawthorn have won back to back games for the first time this season with a big 38 point win over the Lions down in Launceston. The Hawks cruised to a 38 point win 17.11.113 Brisbane 11.9.75.

Hawthorn Hawks vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Hawthorn Hawks vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

by , 13 May 2017

Match result: Hawthorn have won back to back games for the first time this season with a big 38 point win over the Lions down in Launceston. The Hawks cruised to a 38 point win 17.11.113 Brisbane 11.9.75.

Eight it great? Buddy’s big bag beats Brisbane

Eight it great? Buddy’s big bag beats Brisbane

by , 7 May 2017

It may have taken until Round 7, but the Sydney Swans have claimed their first win of the 2017 AFL season in dominant style on Saturday afternoon, running away the winners over the Brisbane Lions by 54 points.


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