Brisbane Lions

Last updated: 20 February, 2017

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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Brisbane Lions Articles

AFLW Grand Final: Key information, teams, date, start time

AFLW Grand Final: Key information, teams, date, start time

by , 25 Mar 2017

The AFW Grand Final will be played between the undefeated Brisbane Lions and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on March 25.

AFLW Grand Final live stream: How to watch on TV or stream online

AFLW Grand Final live stream: How to watch on TV or stream online

by , 25 Mar 2017

The inaugural AFLW Grand Final will be played between the undefeated Brisbane Lions and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Queensland.

Women’s sport weekly wrap: Lions denied Gabba grand final

Women’s sport weekly wrap: Lions denied Gabba grand final

by , 24 Mar 2017

Whether it’s in relation to players and clubs abiding by the rules, governing bodies treating each club in the same way, or consistency in decisions made by governing bodies, officials and judiciaries, there is an expectation that sport is an even playing field.

AFLW and the importance of evolution

AFLW and the importance of evolution

by , 24 Mar 2017

We are now coming to the completion of the first season of AFLW and despite reservations that the skill level of the women could be a turn off to the casual fan or that the talent pool would be spread too thin, the inaugural season has been an overwhelming success.

Dayne Beams is Brisbane’s best shot at hope

Dayne Beams is Brisbane’s best shot at hope

by , 23 Mar 2017

The immediate future of the Brisbane Lions isn’t ultra bright, but at least they’ve got Dayne Beams.

Luckless Lions lose again in shambolic AFLW grand final farce

Luckless Lions lose again in shambolic AFLW grand final farce

by , 21 Mar 2017

Someone at the Brisbane Lions must have broken two mirrors, as the club’s rotten run with luck continues into its 14th year, missing out on hosting the AFLW grand final.

Brown lashes out at AFL after Lions lose home grand final

Brown lashes out at AFL after Lions lose home grand final

by , 21 Mar 2017

Brisbane Lions triple-premiership player Jonathan Brown has lashed out at the Gabba curator behind the AFL Women’s grand final debacle.

AFLW grand final venue change labelled an ’embarrassing stuff-up’

AFLW grand final venue change labelled an ’embarrassing stuff-up’

by , 20 Mar 2017

Brisbane Lions director and AFL legend Leigh Matthews has slammed a decision for the AFLW club to lose hosting rights for the grand final, calling it an “embarrassing stuff-up”.

Carlton and Brisbane play out a thrilling draw to wrap AFLW

Carlton and Brisbane play out a thrilling draw to wrap AFLW

by , 20 Mar 2017

What a way to finish off the home-and-away season of the inaugural AFLW competition, as Carlton came back from four goals down in the fourth quarter to snatch two points off Brisbane in a thrilling encounter.

AFL yet to confirm women’s final venue

AFL yet to confirm women’s final venue

by , 19 Mar 2017

Brisbane and Adelaide remain unsure where they will play the inaugural AFLW grand final, just six days away.


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