The Vodafone Brisbane Lions will take their strongest squad of the pre-season to Canberra tomorrow for their final NAB Challenge match against Sydney.
Dual club leading goal kicker Daniel Bradshaw has been selected among the Lions’ 29-man squad to tackle the Swans and, if chosen in the final team, will play his first competitive match in 12 months.
The Lions have also included full back Daniel Merrett, ruckman Matthew Leuenberger, Scott Harding and Colm Begley into the squad that lost to reigning premiers Geelong by 40 points last week.
Merrett and Begley appear set to play their first match of the pre-season while Leuenberger and Harding return from minor injuries.
It will be the last official practice match of the pre-season for the Lions who will take next weekend off before they begin their 2008 AFL Premiership campaign on Saturday 22 March against the Eagles. MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions
Saturday 8 March 2008
Manuka Oval, Canberra @ 1:00pm (local time) LIONS SQUAD
2. Albert Proud
4. Travis Johnstone 5. Scott Harding
6. Luke Power
7. Jed Adcock
8. Tim Notting
11. Justin Sherman
14. Lachlan Henderson
16. Jonathan Brown
17. Jared Brennan
18. Anthony Corrie
19. Jamie Charman
20. Simon Black 21. Daniel Merrett
22. Tom Collier 23. Matthew Leuenberger
24. Joel Patfull
25. Wayde Mills
26. Joel Macdonald
28. Troy Selwood
30. Robert Copeland
32. Cheynee Stiller
33. Rhan Hooper
35. Michael Rischitelli 36. Daniel Bradshaw
39. Josh Drummond
41. Scott Clouston
44. Nigel Lappin 46. Colm Begley
The squad will be trimmed to 26 players for Saturday’s match. BRISBANE LIONS ACT SUPPORTERS GROUP
Any ACT-based Lions members and supporters are invited to join the club’s ACT Supporters Group. Please email supporter group convener Daniel Wong on firstname.lastname@example.org
to register your interest and join your fellow supporters at the match.