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Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles: AFL live scores

3rd June, 2012

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Brisbane vs. West Coast

The Gabba
2012 AFL Premiership Season June 3, 2012
Brisbane won by 2 points
Brisbane West Coast
 Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
Q13321   2113
Q27446   5535
Q38553   10767
Q4166102   1510100
Brisbane Lions
B: Ashley McGrath, Matt Maguire, Ryan Lester
HB: Mitchell Golby, Joel Patfull, Josh Drummond
C: Pearce Hanley, Daniel Rich, Jed Adcock
HF: Jack Redden, Jonathan Brown, Dayne Zorko
F: Rohan Bewick, Daniel Merrett, Aaron Cornelius
Foll: Ben Hudson, Tom Rockliff, Andrew Raines
I/C: James Polkinghorne, Niall McKeever, Jared Polec, Joshua Green

Emg: Claye Beams, Patrick Karnezis, Elliot Yeo

In: Niall McKeever, Jared Polec, Ben Hudson
Out: Simon Black, Billy Longer, Elliot Yeo

Milestones: Tom Rockliff - 50 games, Jonathan Brown – 100 games as captain

West Coast Eagles
B: Patrick McGinnity, Darren Glass, Will Schofield
HB: Beau Waters, Eric Mackenzie, Shannon Hurn
C: Matthew Rosa, Matthew Priddis, Andrew Gaff
HF: Chris Masten, Jack Darling, Brad Sheppard
F: Dean Cox, Quinten Lynch, Josh Hill
Foll: Nic Naitanui, Scott Selwood, Daniel Kerr
I/C: Adam Selwood, Thomas Swift, Ashton Hams, Jacob Brennan

Emg: Mitch Brown, Koby Stevens, Scott Lycett

In: Thomas Swift, Ashton Hams
Out: Sam Butler, Luke Shuey

Milestones: Patrick McGinnity - 50 games

First Bounce: 1:10pm AEST
Venue: Gabba, Brisbane
Last Time: West Coast Eagles 13.11 (89) def. Brisbane Lions 11.15 (81) @ Gabba, Round 23, 2011
Last 5: Brisbane Lions 4, West Coast Eagles 1
Career: Played 23, Brisbane Lions 9, West Coast Eagles 14 (at the Gabba – Brisbane Lions 6, West Coast 7)
Betting: Brisbane Lions $4.75, West Coast $1.20
TV: Fox Footy (Live from 12:30pm), Channel 7 Perth & GWN7 WA (Live from 11am), 7mate Qld (Live from 1pm)
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The West Coast Eagles come off their convincing Western Derby win last week, to make the longest trip in the competition to play the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba. We’ll have live scoring as it happens from 1:10pm AEST.

The Brisbane Lions looked all out of sorts in their first half last week against North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium, with the Kangas running rampant throughout the midfield and the Lions having trouble getting near the goals.

It was very easy to suggest the game was gone and the Lions would lie down and get smashed.

But there was a spark after half time that saw them kick ten goals to four and give North Melbourne a fair shake.

Jonathan Brown and Daniel Merrett were a little quiet last week. Against the Giants they combined for 46 possessions and twelve goals. But last week only managed three goals between them. They will need a massive lift this week against a stingy West Coast defensive line.

They can’t afford to give West Coast a head start today – it’s something that has happened far too often this season for the Lions.

Somewhere West Coast is expected to excel today is in the rucks, with Dean Cox and Nic Naitanui becoming an unstoppable duo to date.

Cox’s five goal haul against the Saints a fortnight ago showing he’s as dominant up forward as he is in the rucks. In fact, both ruckmen will drift forward throughout the match.

The massive amount of injuries West Coast have had means it’s given some of the younger midfield brigade to shine, including Brad Sheppard, Andrew Gaff and Scott Selwood, while Matt Rosa won the best on ground in last week’s Western Derby with a stand out performance.

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At the height of their powers in the mid-00’s, West Coast didn’t worry about travelling to Brisbane – with the likes of Judd and Cousins leading from the front. The way the Eagles are going this season, you’d find it hard to believe that the distance will be a factor.

It is a tough task for the Brisbane Lions today. If they start well and put the pressure on the Eagles early, they could spring a surprise. But the Eagles will be heavy favourites. Join us for live scores from 1:10pm AEST as the Lions host West Coast.