St Kilda
14.23 (107)
11.10 (76)
Etihad Stadium


St Kilda will go into Etihad Stadium on Sunday with the attitude that nothing short of four points will satisfy them.

And so they should.

After a blistering opening quarter against Melbourne, they barely saw the Sherrin for the remainder of the game before getting run over the top of in the final quarter last week against West Coast.

A spirited loss doesn’t count for anything for a team with finals hopes.

Jack Steven suffered a punctured lung last week while David Armitage is tough and go with a groin strain. Nick Riewoldt seems one week away while Daniel McKenzie is knocking on the door for a senior call-up.

Dylan Roberton has been one of the Saints’ best over the opening fortnight of the season and will look to continue his strong form this week.

Brisbane put in a stirring performance – particularly in the second half – last week against Essendon however coach Chris Fagan has said he’s in no mood for honourable losses. The Lions have had a number of youngsters who’ve impressed in the opening rounds including Eric Hipwood and Harris Andrews while Dayne Beams has been superb as captain thus far.

What’s also encouraging is the young players knocking down the door to be included in the senior side include Josh Schache and draftee Jarrod Berry while Hugh McCluggage also played in the reserves as he recovers from an ankle injury.

Brisbane could go in unchanged however Fagan will be excited at the level of talent at his disposal.

If Brisbane can combine their opening half from round one and second half from round two together, they’ll definitely give St Kilda a big scare but this game seems too big of a game for the Saints to drop.

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Saints by 19.

Team Line-Ups

Team Stats

361 Disposals 357
154 Contested Possessions 133
225 Kicks 186
136 Handballs 171
20 Free Kicks 23
40 Clearances 39
12 Centre Clearances 14
28 Stoppages 25
59 Inside 50 46
104 Marks 87
22 Marks in 50 6
22 Contested Marks 10
73 Tackles 72
37 Hit-Outs 47

Player Stats

St Kilda Saints

Blake Acres107176141
Dylan Roberton182206114
Jack Billings591422
Jack Lonie9211641
Jack Newnes158236112
Jack Steele7111841291
Jade Gresham11617211413
Jake Carlisle7310411
Jarryn Geary102122231
Jimmy Webster12921621
Josh Bruce83115321414
Leigh Montagna246309241
Luke Dunstan101222523311
Maverick Weller8715642123
Nathan Brown5493112
Nick Riewoldt20828121132
Paddy McCartin552111
Sam Gilbert5813241
Sebastian Ross101323119
Shane Savage66122141
Tim Membrey1141510113
Tom Hickey9615333257

Brisbane Lions

Daniel McStay2810524
Daniel Rich211132442112
Darcy Gardiner235211
Dayne Beams171330523811
Dayne Zorko151126231912
Eric Hipwood11211
Harris Andrews84124
Hugh McCluggage9413421
Jack Frost4411
Jake Barrett51116511101
Jarrod Berry3582121
Josh Schache369212222
Lewis Taylor811194141
Mitch Robinson78153152
Nick Robertson81018811
Rohan Bewick95145151
Ryan Lester661264
Sam Mayes111223711
Stefan Martin11102174441
Tom Bell871531411
Tom Cutler1692541
Tom Rockliff16122851336