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Weekly Update: Round 17

Weekly Update: Round 17 Watch the weekly update to get all the information leading into Round 17.

Injury News

There were no new injuries to report following the weekend's AFL and NEAFL matches. 

Unfortunately, Matt Eagles will miss the rest of the 2018 AFL season due to an ongoing abdominal/groin injury, which will require surgery. 

Eagles first inflamed this area in the Lions’ Round 10 loss to the Sydney Swans at the Gabba. Lions’ medical staff exhausted every non-surgical option of rehabilitation, but Eagles continued to feel soreness.

“After further rehabilitation and medical assessment, we have had to consider surgical options,” General Manager of Football David Noble said.

“We are all disappointed Matty will miss the remainder of the year.”

Eagles will go into surgery on Monday.

Harris Andrews has been cleared to start training with the group after passing concussion protocols. He won't be named to play against Hawthorn this week. 

See the full injury list

What's On This Week

Round 17 v Hawthorn 

1.45pm, Saturday, 14 July 
UTAS Stadium, Launceston

Get your tickets!

NEAFL Round 15

Brisbane Lions v Sydney University
12.00pm, Saturday, 14 July 
Blacktown International Sportpark

The match will be live-streamed on lions.com.au. 

AFLW Winter Series

The Lions AFLW team will play their final Winter Series match on Saturday against the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium.

4:40pm, Saturday 14 July
Entry via Gate 3 from 4.30pm AEST

Lions Season Members and AFLW Members will be granted access to match via their membership passes. 

Lions spectators are welcomed to sit in General Admission bays 144 and 145.

Entry to the Winter Series clash must be by 5.30pm at the latest.

The match will be a curtain-raiser to the Round 17 AFL clash between Gold Coast and Essendon. Lions Season Members and AFLW Members who attend the Winter Series match (entering the stadium before 5.30pm) are permitted to stay and watch the AFL match without having to purchase a ticket. 

Open Training at the Gabba

Join us in the school holidays for open training!

Watch the team train this Thursday and grab photos and signatures post-training. 

10.30am-12.00pm, Thursday, July 12
Entry via Gate 2 
The Gabba, Brisbane

The Lions Shop will be open at Gate 2, with plenty of merchandise available for all ages! 

Click here for more details.

Open Training in Launceston

The Lions will also be holding an open training session in Launceston at UTAS Stadium from 3.15-4pm on Friday, July 13. 

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