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Team: Witherden to debut against GIANTS

Katie de Haer  June 22, 2017 3:19 PM

Team Announcement: Round 14 Find out who's been selected in the team this weekend to take on the GWS Giants.

Alex Witherden will make his debut for the Brisbane Lions on Saturday afternoon against the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS.

Witherden dominated in the midfield in the Lions' NEAFL win over Southport last Saturday, collecting 30 disposals.

Taken at pick #23 in the 2016 National Draft, the 18-year-old came to the Lions on his way back from a broken leg which ended his 2016 season.

Witherden is the fourth player from the Lions' 2016 National Draft pool to make his senior debut.

Rohan Bewick has also earned a senior recall. Bewick hasn't played in the senior side since the Lions' Round 8 loss to Hawthorn.

Follow it live: Lions v Giants

Marco Paparone has been omitted, while Ryan Harwood will miss with a foot injury.

Ryan Bastinac will celebrate his 150th AFL match on Saturday, having played 121 games for North Melbourne before moving to the Lions.

Bounce down is at 4.35pm on Saturday.

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B #27 - Darcy Gardiner
#31 - Harris Andrews #10 - Daniel Rich
HB #32 - Sam Mayes #26 - Tom Cutler #29 - Alex Witherden
C  #18 - Nicholas Robertson #15 - Dayne Zorko
#35 - Ryan Lester
HF #28 - Lewis Taylor #13 - Jarrod Berry #4 - Ryan Bastinac
F #25 - Daniel McStay #30 - Eric Hipwood #43 - Jake Barrett
FOL #12 - Stefan Martin #38 - Tom Rockliff #9 - Dayne Beams
INT #6 - Hugh McCluggage
#8 - Rohan Bewick #36 - Rhys Mathieson
  #44 - Archie Smith    
#20 - Cedric Cox #22 - Marco Paparone  #33 - Michael Close

In: Rohan Bewick, Alex Witherden

Out: Ryan Harwood (Foot), Marco Paparone (Omitted)

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