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JLT Squad: v Gold Coast Suns

The Future 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for the Lions.

Update - Friday: The Lions squad has been cut to 26 ahead of Sunday. Ryan Bastinac, Rohan Bewick, Cedric Cox and Oscar McInerney will be the emergencies. 

Luke Hodge will take to the field in a Brisbane Lions guernsey for the first time on Sunday after being named in the Lions' 30-man squad for the JLT Community Series match against the Gold Coast Suns. Hodge will start in his favoured position on the half-back flank. 

All-Australian Dayne Zorko will also make his first appearance of the year and will Captain the side. 

There are also a couple of positional changes.

After playing only the second half of last weekend's match against the Swans, Josh Walker will start at centre-half forward on Sunday.

Jacob Allison, who also had reduced game time last weekend, will start on the wing.

Draftees Cam Rayner and Jack Payne are named on the interchange bench after both put forward solid performances against the Swans. 

Midfield Coach Dale Tapping will Coach the team on the day. 

Dayne Beams will not play in the match due to the passing of his father last week. 

JLT 2 Squad:

Backs 32. Sam Mayes 25. Dan McStay 27. Darcy Gardiner
Half-backs 2. Luke Hodge 31. Harris Andrews  29. Alex Witherden
Centreline 10. Daniel Rich 15. Dayne Zorko (C) 19. Jacob Allison
Half-forwards 28. Lewy Taylor 14. Josh Walker 6. Hugh McCluggage
Forwards 5. Mitch Robinson 30. Eric Hipwood 23. Charlie Cameron
Followers 12. Stef Martin 13. Jarrod Berry 36. Rhys Mathieson
Interchange 1. Ben Keays 3. Allen Christensen 7. Tom Bell
16. Cam Rayner 18. Nick Robertson 35. Ryan Lester
40. Jack Payne 43. Jake Barrett
Emergencies 4. Ryan Bastinac 8. Rohan Bewick 20. Cedric Cox
46. Oscar McInerney

IN: Luke Hodge, Dayne Zorko
OUT: Ryan Bastinac, Cedric Cox

Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns
3.05pm AEST, Sunday, March 11
Fankhauser Reserve, Southport


Tickets for the match are available here

Lions members with game access will be entitled to attend pre-season Lions matches free of charge (subject to availability and venue capacity). Simply present your membership card at the gate. 

Members can guarantee their tickets by using their membership card to register for a general admission ticket

Ground Information

Address: Cnr Musgrave & Olsen Ave, Southport

Gates open: 1.30pm

Admission: Musgrave Oval Boom Gate entry

Getting to the ground


Southport Sharks (Limited Availability)

Pricing: $10 fee applies

Southport Sharks Junior Oval – access via Langford Lane (GC SUNS & Brisbane Lions Members Only)

Southport Sharks Car Park 4 – access via Melia Court

Street parking

Parking is available in surrounding streets, and at the Parkwood Junior Sharks located off Musgrave Ave (Subject to parking signs – please check signs carefully).

Disability parking

Limited disability parking is available near the Southern Entrance (via Melia Court) that is located beside the Hotel.

Additional disability parking can also be found in the North West corner of the car park near the Musgrave Ave Entrance.

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