Brisbane Lions

AFLW Ladder
RankTeampwldfa%pts
1Fremantle Women6600277179154.724
2North Melbourne Women6510309136227.220
3Greater Western Sydney Women6420175142123.216
4Carlton Women6510249164151.820
5Brisbane Women632119818510714
6Melbourne Women6420204124164.516
7Collingwood Women6420229149153.716
8Gold Coast Women6231154152101.310
9St Kilda Women624015417090.68
10Geelong Women624021126180.88
11Adelaide Women624018022480.48
12Bulldogs Women615017924672.84
13West Coast Women61508526532.14
14Richmond Women606011532235.70
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Brisbane Lions

Now this is a side that has unfinished business with two grand final appearances for no silverware. It’s something that burns for Craig Starcevich’s Lions who have been ever so close to premiership glory. It’s a shame because the Lions look like they could be on Struggle Street in 2020 after newcomers Gold Coast entered the competition and did to the Lions what the Eagles did to the Dockers, poaching players to come down the highway.

Champion Data says they’ve lost 155 games of experience and, as a result, there are holes galore. With the amount of talent that departed the club, a host of draft picks came back the other way, and the Lions have undoubtedly invested in the draft. Lily Postlethwaite was taken at pick No.3 overall, while Isabel Dawes (15), Catherine Svarc (16), Hannah Hillman (17) and Lucy Bellinger (20) rounded out their five top 20 selections.

The Lions will benefit from another season under the belts of Alexandra Anderson and Emily Bates while Kate Lutkins will have her work cut out holding down a key post in the backline. Gun forward Jess Wuetschner will have a delayed start to the season after being struck by lightning, but it’ll be a year or development and opportunity at the Gabba in 2020.

Players



Brisbane Players

1 Emily Bates 2 Jordan Zanchetta3 Breanna Koenen4 Sharni Webb
5 Jade Ellenger7 Gabby Collingwood8 Emma Zielke (c)10 Nat Grider
11 Rheanne Lugg12 Sophie Conway13 Kate Lutkins 14 Dakota Davidson
16 Lauren Arnell17 Isabel Dawes18 Ally Anderson19 Selina Priest
20 Shannon Campbell21 Arianna Clarke23 Jess Wuetschner24 Tahlia Hickie
25 Catherine Svarc26 Lucy Bellinger27 Jessy Keeffe28 Maria Moloney
29 Hannah Hillman30 Jesse Tawhiao-Wardlaw 9 Orla O’Dwyer (r)15 Greta Bodey (r)
22 Bri McFarlane

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