Brisbane
Lions
12.12 (84)
12.12
84
Essendon
Bombers
17.9 (111)
17.9
111
FULLTIME
2017-04-01T08:25:00Z
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Preview

Brisbane surprised many by claiming a two-point victory in round one. The Bombers did the same when they comprehensively beat the Hawks. Whether either team will be able to back it up is the big question.

Essendon are likely to have an up and down year considering what they are coming off the back of in 2016. However their quality and talent in the midfield is undeniable. They should be able to overpower the lions in that area of the ground.

A 2-0 start would not have been expected for either of these sides, but for one of them it will become a reality this week. Considering the talent and experience on the Bombers’ list, it is hard to go past them, but the Lions do have the chance to create another upset.

Tip: Essendon by 17

Team Line-Ups



Team Stats


371 Disposals 391
149 Contested Possessions 141
206 Kicks 239
165 Handballs 152
25 Free Kicks 27
41 Clearances 31
17 Centre Clearances 12
24 Stoppages 19
55 Inside 50 53
76 Marks 127
11 Marks in 50 14
12 Contested Marks 11
53 Tackles 50
44 Hit-Outs 24

Player Stats


Brisbane Lions

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Daniel McStay4372020100
Daniel Rich68141010110
Darcy Gardiner59144001000
Dayne Beams1914332010221
Dayne Zorko209293032412
Eric Hipwood7185002122
Harris Andrews96157112210
Jack Frost2461010100
Jake Barrett56113010700
Lewis Taylor155206020213
Michael Close5381032320
Mitch Robinson1610265011211
Nick Robertson69153004300
Rohan Bewick510153001000
Ryan Bastinac610162001000
Ryan Harwood2572001200
Ryan Lester146203012310
Sam Mayes1011214001100
Stefan Martin12112354242200
Tom Bell123156023101
Tom Cutler137203020400
Tom Rockliff13152851021100

Essendon Bombers

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Andrew McGrath97165010200
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti124165040212
Ben Howlett69154022201
Brendon Goddard1110218020310
Brent Stanton116175011200
Cale Hooker93128211122
Darcy Parish125175011300
David Zaharakis1010204000320
Dyson Heppell158237031302
James Kelly126184011300
Jobe Watson1617338002100
Joe Daniher76138001030
Kyle Langford114157013211
Mark Baguley133169001200
Martin Gleeson76131012100
Michael Hartley6395011400
Michael Hurley155206023100
Orazio Fantasia85135021450
Patrick Ambrose84124010300
Shaun McKernan671332213300
Travis Colyer1116277000010
Zach Merrett248329021510

Summary


  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Brisbane
Lions
3.2 (20) 5.6 (36) 11.9 (75) 12.12 (84)
Essendon
Bombers
4.2 (26) 10.5 (65) 12.8 (80) 17.9 (111)

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