Brisbane Lions in 2019 are a different AFL beast


“Twelve months ago both teams were fairly different,” Lions coach Chris Fagan said.

“It’ll be Interesting to see how both clubs have progressed over the year.”

Brisbane were given a pre-game boost with recruit Lincoln McCarthy cleared to play after proving his fitness from a rib cartilage injury.

It means the Lions will head into the match with an unchanged line-up for the third week running.

After beating the Kangaroos for the first time in seven matches last weekend, Fagan’s men face another bogey team in the Power.

Port have won the past five against the Lions and Fagan said going three from three for the first time since 2010 would be a big moment for his team.

“We’re aware of the fact they’re a team that has dominated us, just like North had last week,” Fagan said.

“On our journey if we want to be any good we’ve got to start beating a few of these teams, so it’s natural enough we set ourselves to do that.”

The Lions will also face former captain Tom Rockliff after he proved his fitness earlier in the week.

“It’ll be interesting for him,” Fagan said.



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