AFL Live St Kilda Saints vs Brisbane Lions Streaming Free 2018 Regular Seasons week 01 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Saturday 24 March 2018 online, 15:35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
St Kilda has expectation on their shoulders in 2018 and will be looking to start the season with a bang against the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium on Saturday March 24.
St Kilda head into the clash against the Lions as hot favourites. All the action can be seen on Fox Sports 3 at 3:30pm.
The Saints have returned to their spiritual home Moorabbin just in time for the 2018 season. The timing is fitting for the Saints, their last season at Moorabbin was back in 2009. They finished on top of the AFL ladder with 20 wins and very nearly won a premiership before moving to Seaford in 2010.
After the retirements of Nick Riewoldt and Leigh Montagna last season, that era is now over. It’s a new beginning for the young squad led by coach Alan Richardson. The expectation by Media and Saints fans alike, is that the Saints will play Finals footy in 2018.
This young Saints squad has shown terrific progression under Richardson in his four years at the helm. They finished with only 4 wins in 2014, 6 wins in 2015, 12 wins in 2016 and 11 wins last season.
The Saints dropped both their JLT matches, losing by 22 points to Carlton and 26 points against the Dees. The Lions also dropped both their matches, losing by 55 points against the Swans and taking a narrow seven-point loss over the Gold Coast Suns. The Lions kicked 4 goals and 18 behinds, finishing with eight more scoring shots than the Suns.
The Brisbane Lions are finally going in the right direction with their young talent, however Lions fans should expect another tough year, with the roster still needing time to develop.
It was a volatile off season for the Lions, who lost former captain Tom Rockliff to Port Adelaide and former number two draft pick Josh Schache to the Western Bulldogs. The Lions did pick up retired Hawthorn legend Luke Hodge, who will help the young Lions growth tremendously.
St Kilda Saints:
B: Geary, Brown, Roberton
HB: Webster, Carlisle, Savage
C: Sinclair, Armitage, Newnes
HF: Acres, McCartin, Billings
F: Gresham, Bruce, Membrey
I/C: Steele, Clark, Long, Stevens
EMG: Gilbert, Coffield, Marshall, Weller
B: D.Rich, D.McStay, D.Gardiner
HB: L.Hodge, H.Andrews, A.Witherden
C: L.Taylor, D.Zorko, R.Lester
HF: C.Rayner, J.Walker, H.McCluggage
F: M.Robinson, E.Hipwood, C.Cameron
FOLL: S.Martin, J.Berry, D.Beams
I/C: A.Christensen, T.Bell, N.Robertson, S.Mayes
EMG: B.Keays, T.Cutler, C.Ballenden, O.McInerney