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Team: Five changes for clash with Eagles

Josie Fielding  July 28, 2017 5:00 PM

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The Brisbane Lions have named two debutants to take on the West Coast Eagles on Sunday afternoon, with Sam Skinner and Jacob Allison named in Senior Coach Chris Fagan’s final 22. 

Allison has been in the Lions system since 2011, when he started as a Lions Academy player. He considers himself a proud Brisbane boy, after moving with his family from Melbourne when he was six years old and played junior football with Aspley. 

He has played 13 matches for the Lions NEAFL side, who sit second on the ladder.

Allison will share the biggest moment in his career with teammate Sam Skinner, who will also debut.

Skinner was supposed to debut this time last year in Round 19, before he ruptured his ACL in a training session before the game, which robbed him of the opportunity.

He returned to competitive football in May this year and has played seven NEAFL games, before earning his Senior promotion this round.

Jarrad Jansen has been included on the bench and will make his first Senior appearance of 2017, after playing seven matches in 2016. 

Nick Robertson will make his return off the bench after a week’s suspension.  

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Rohan Bewick, Claye Beams and Corey Lyons have all been named as emergencies.

Tom Rockliff will play his 150th AFL match on Sunday against the Eagles, having made his debut for the Lions back in 2009.

Dayne Zorko will not play after accepting a one-match suspension for striking.

Young stars Jarrod Berry, Hugh McCluggage and Eric Hipwood have been rested this weekend due to the long travel to Perth and the ensuing six-day turnaround to the Lions Round 20 clash against the Western Bulldogs.

Bounce down is at 2.40pm AWST (4.40pm AEST) on Sunday. 

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B #21 - Sam Skinner #31 - Harris Andrews #10 - Daniel Rich
HB #32 - Sam Mayes #27 - Darcy Gardiner #29 - Alex Witherden
C  #35 - Ryan Lester #36 - Rhys Mathieson
#4 - Ryan Bastinac
HF #28 - Lewis Taylor #14 - Josh Walker  #43 - Jake Barrett
F #1 - Ben Keays #33 - Michael Close #23 - Josh Schache
FOL #12 - Stefan Martin #38 - Tom Rockliff #9 - Dayne Beams
INT #16 - Jarrad Jansen
#18 - Nicholas Robertson #20 - Cedric Cox
  #37 - Jacob Allison    
 E #8 - Rohan Bewick  #17 - Claye Beams #39 - Corey Lyons 

In: Michael Close, Jarrad Jansen, Nicholas Robertson, Jacob Allison, Sam Skinner

Out: Jarrod Berry (Managed), Hugh McCluggage (Managed), Eric Hipwood (Managed), Dayne Zorko (Suspended), Dan McStay (Shoulder)

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