Lions defender Ryan Lester has been charged by the AFL's Match Review Officer following Brisbane's preliminary final win over Carlton at the Gabba on Saturday.

Lester has been sanctioned $1,500 by Michael Christian for tripping Carlton's Blake Acres during the second quarter of proceedings on Saturday.

The $1,500 penalty can be reduced to $1,000 with an early plea.

Ryan Lester during the round 22 AFL match between St Kilda and Brisbane on August 12, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

There were no other charges laid from Brisbane's 16-point victory, with all Lions who played on Saturday remaining available for Grand Final selection barring injury.

Unless ailing defender Jack Payne stages a late run for selection on Thursday night, the Lions don't figure to have many headaches heading into next Saturday afternoon's decider against Collingwood.

Midfielder Lachie Neale seems to have avoided a potential shoulder concern after appearing unbothered by any such ailment post-game on Saturday.

The Magpies, on the other hand, will need to decide how to replace injured key forward Daniel McStay, who sustained a high-grade MCL strain against GWS on Friday night and has already been ruled out of the monumental clash against his old side.

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Veteran Taylor Adams, meanwhile, is racing the clock to be fit in time for team selection, having fallen victim to a hamstring strain during Collingwood's match practice last Friday.

Collingwood and Brisbane's selected sides for the big dance are set to be announced next Thursday at 6:20 PM (AEST).

The 2023 AFL Grand Final's first bounce is scheduled for 2:30 PM (AEST) next Saturday, September 30 at the MCG.