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Australia Brisbane Lions brace for big AFL road trip

08:21  27 july  2021
08:21  27 july  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

Lions confident Neale knock not serious

  Lions confident Neale knock not serious Brisbane are confident a shoulder knock which forced Lachie Neale to finish the AFL club's training early on Tuesday is not a serious concern.Neale hurt his right shoulder after landing on the Gabba turf on Tuesday before walking off to the rooms.

The Brisbane Lions will almost certainly remain in Victoria until after their Round 4 AFL game due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Queensland's capital city. Instead of hosting Collingwood at the Gabba, Thursday night's blockbuster has been moved to Marvel Stadium after the city of Brisbane was placed into a three-day lockdown. But with the Lions scheduled to play the rampant Western Bulldogs at Mars Stadium on April 10, the club will not return home after playing the Magpies. "We're here this week and we're more than likely to be staying (longer) because we play the Bulldogs in Ballarat the week after

Brisbane have defeated Port Adelaide by 48 points to rise to third on the AFL ladder. Neale was targeted relentlessly early in Brisbane 's 14.13 (97) to 6.13 (49) victory on Sunday at a rain-soaked Adelaide Oval. But the Power's strong-arm tactics backfired as the Lions produced a stunning spree of seven-consecutive goals in the initial 22 minutes. Lincoln McCarthy of the Lions (left) celebrates a goal against Port.

The Brisbane Lions will head straight to Perth after their hit-and-run mission in Tasmania against Hawthorn as they brace for what could be a season-defining stretch.

a group of young men playing a game of basketball: The Brisbane Lions are firmly in the hunt for a top-four finish in the AFL. © Darren England/AAP PHOTOS The Brisbane Lions are firmly in the hunt for a top-four finish in the AFL.

After boosting their hopes of a top-four finish with a memorable comeback victory over Gold Coast, Chris Fagan's men will go on the road again before finishing the regular season with two home games at their Gabba fortress.

The Lions will face off with the Hawks in Launceston on Sunday, before immediately flying west for their round 21 game against Fremantle at Optus Stadium.

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Brisbane 's gun forwards have fired to deliver the Lions a massive 44-point win over Geelong at the Gabba. Key points: The Lions moved to the third on the ladder, while the Cats slipped to fourth place. Joe Daniher kicked four goals for the Lions . The loss halted the Cats' six-match winning streak. In contrast, Geelong's big three forwards — Cameron, Tom Hawkins and Gary Rohan — had a tough night as they were smothered by Brisbane 's defence. All three failed to kick a goal until the fourth quarter when Hawkins and Rohan broke their ducks, with Isaac Smith and Zach Tuohy the only

Brisbane haven’t featured in the AFL finals since 2009 but are on top of the ladder with one round remaining. Let’s start with your round 22 league leader, the Brisbane Lions . If you’d have said that with a straight face at the start of the year you’d have either been committed or seconded to work in the AFL ’s PR Department. According to an exceptionally unscientific point of view, surely this wasn’t possible.

Mitch Robinson believes the dominant second-half domination of the Suns, when they reeled in a 27-point deficit, has given the Lions a major confidence boost after consecutive defeats saw them drop out of the top four.

The Lions will likely need to win all four of their remaining games and hope Port Adelaide lose at least one to secure a finals double chance for the third-straight year.

They have faced a variety of different challenges this year, including being stuck in Victoria for three weeks after their round-two game in Geelong despite initially planning to return to Brisbane straight away.

"The uncertainty in the past where we don't pack for three-or-four weeks (and end up being away longer) is a stressful time, but we know we've got two big games on the road and we want to get both those wins," Robinson told reporters.

"We can't look past Hawthorn but we're ready for this.

"We understand about being in these situations where you've got to play all across the country."

A number of key Lions players returned to form against the Suns, including ruckman Oscar McInerney.

"(McInerney) lowered his colours the week before (against Richmond)," Robinson said.

"He put his hand up for that and really wanted to come out and set the tone and he did that from the start.

"We love the big O."

Springboks legend in hot water over ref rant .
Rassie Erasmus dared World Rugby in an hour-long video diatribe last week to come after him and the governing body responded.Erasmus has publicly criticised the match officials in the ongoing series with the British and Irish Lions, and it was condemned by World Rugby in a statement. The body also cited SA Rugby and censured the management of both teams. They were reminded of "their obligations regarding the values of the sport.

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