Australian Football League Live Brisbane Lions vs Essendon Bombers Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Week 02 match will be kickoff at The Gabba Stadium, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia, Saturday 01 April 2017 online, 19.25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
After scoring memorable wins in AFL Round 1, last year’s cellar dwellers, the Brisbane Lions and the Essendon Bombers, will be out to make it two from two when they clash at the GABBA on Saturday April 1.
The Bombers head in as solid favourite’s for the Round 2 encounter but will need to be on their game against the rejuvenated Lions outfit if they are to score a win.
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Brisbane were the surprise packets last weekend, holding on to defeat the Gold Coast by two points in a win that was described by their new coach, Chris Fagan, as ‘great for the group’.
His new side won just three games in 2016, narrowly avoiding the wooden spoon and are the current top fancies for the unwanted title this year.
Not to be outdone last Saturday, the side that pipped the Lions for the spoon last year, Essendon, scored a memorable 25 point win over Hawthorn.
The Bombers controlled the ball against the Hawks and will again look to dominate the uncontested possession against Brisbane. Dyson Heppell and Zach Merrett will have a major influence, while Cale Hooker and Joe Daniher should prove to be solid focal-points up forward.
Brisbane’s match winners include their new skipper Dayne Beams, as well as Tom Rockliff and Dayne Zorko, while we can look to their young guns in Eric Hipwood and Harris Andrews to step up again.
If the Lions can get off to a flyer again this week they will be hard to run down but of the two sides, Essendon’s Round 1 form looked to be a tad more convincing.
B: Nicholas Robertson, Darcy Gardiner, Ryan Harwood
HB: Sam Mayes, Harris Andrews, Tom Cutler
C: Dayne Zorko, Mitch Robinson, Rohan Bewick
HF: Lewis Taylor, Eric Hipwood, Daniel Rich
F: Jake Barrett, Michael Close, Daniel McStay
Foll: Stefan Martin, Dayne Beams, Tom Rockliff
I/C: Ryan Bastinac, Tom Bell, Ryan Lester, Jack Frost
EMG: Ben Keays, Claye Beams, Archie Smith
IN: Jack Frost
OUT: Ben Keays
B: Mark Baguley, Michael Hartley, Brent Stanton
HB: Brendon Goddard, Michael Hurley, Patrick Ambrose
C: Zach Merrett, Dyson Heppell, James Kelly
HF: Travis Colyer, Cale Hooker, Kyle Langford
F: Orazio Fantasia, Joe Daniher, Darcy Parish
FOLL: Shaun McKernan, Jobe Watson, Ben Howlett
I/C: Andrew McGrath, Martin Gleeson, David Zaharakis, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
EMG: James Stewart, Heath Hocking, Matt Dea
IN: Ben Howlett
OUT: Josh Green (hamstring)