Australian Football League (AFL) Live Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles match will be kick off at Gabba Stadium, Brisbane,Saturday 12 july 2014 online, 19:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Eagles could look to bring in some youth with finals now out of the equation. Dom Sheed, Brant Colledge, Ash Smith and Jamie Bennell have been putting their name forward in the reserves with one likely to come in to replace Matt Rosa. For the Lions, Tom Rockliff will miss with suspension with Nick Robertson, Zac O’Brien and Andrew Raines knocking on the door.
The Lions rank last in disposals per game and second last in points per game this season. They’ve lost three out of their last four to sit in 17th on the ladder, but won their most recent match at home when they upset North. West Coast are 11th on the ladder after six wins and nine losses this year including two successive losses in Perth.
The Eagles got the chocolates in round 7 last season in Brisbane – kicking seven goals to three in the final quarter to run out 26-point winners. Josh Kennedy, Mark LeCras, Brad Sheppard, Josh Hill and Nic Naitanui all kicked multiple goals. Whilst Darren Glass earned the three Brownlow votes for his shutdown role on Jonathan Brown. Tom Rockliff and Pearce Hanley both had over 30 touches. The Lions average only 67 points per game at home this year.
These two sides have played 26 times with the Eagles leading 16-10. West Coast have won three out of the past four games vs Brisbane. The Eagles are 2-4 both head-to-head and at the line on the road this season. Brisbane is 2-5 (3-4 against the line) at home this year. Since 2010, Brisbane is 3-3 both head-to-head and ATL vs the Eagles.
B Justin Clarke, Matt Maguire, Joel Patfull
HB Daniel McStay, Jed Adcock, Ryan Harwood
C Dayne Zorko, James Aish, Ryan Lester
HF Lewis Taylor, Michael Close, Josh Green
F Darcy Gardiner, Daniel Merrett, Ashley McGrath
FOLL Stefan Martin, Pearce Hanley, Rohan Bewick
I/C Claye Beams, Marco Paparone, Sam Mayes,Mitch Golby
EMG Jack Crisp, Jordan Lisle, Andrew Raines
IN Mitch Golby
OUT Tom Rockliff (Suspension)
B Sam Butler, Will Schofield, Shannon Hurn
HB Xavier Ellis, Eric Mackenzie, Jacob Brennan
C Chris Masten, Matt Priddis, Brad Sheppard
HF Andrew Gaff, Jack Darling, Patrick McGinnity
F Nic Naitanui, Callum Sinclair, Mark LeCras
FOLL Scott Lycett, Luke Shuey, Mark Hutchings
I/C Jeremy McGovern, Simon Tunbridge, Ashley Smith, Dominic Sheed
EMG Adam Carter, Josh Hill, Blayne Wilson
IN Nic Naitanui, Callum Sinclair, Simon Tunbridge,Ashley Smith, Dominic Sheed
OUT Jamie Cripps (Omitted), Sharrod Wellingham (Omitted), Josh Kennedy (Suspension), Dean Cox (Soreness),Matt Rosa (Pectoral tendon)