The Lions will head to Sydney for the first time to take on the Giants, after hosting the league's new boys for the first three clashes between the sides. Greater Western Sydney will be seething after a woeful performance against the Bulldogs, so the visitors can expect GWS to explode out of the blocks.
WHERE AND WHEN: Spotless Stadium, Sunday 2.10pm AEST
LAST THREE TIMES
R13, 2014, Greater Western Sydney 19.11 (125) d Brisbane 12.8 (80) at the Gabba
R21, 2013, Brisbane 18.15 (123) d Greater Western Sydney 9.9 (63) at the Gabba
R8, 2012, Brisbane 19.18 (132) d Greater Western Sydney 5.10 (40) at the Gabba
THE SIX POINTS
1. Jeremy Cameron and Jonathon Patton kicked seven goals between them in the Giants' win over the Lions in 2014, while Callan Ward was best on ground with 31 possessions.
2. The Giants have been extremely efficient when disposing the ball in 2015, they're ranked third for disposal efficiency at 75.1% compared to the Lions ranked 11th at 72.3%.
3. The Giants recorded their first win over the Lions in 2014; previously Brisbane hadn’t been troubled, winning by 92 and 60 points.
4. This will be the first clash between the sides in Sydney and the Lions have a poor record in the harbour city, losing their past four games.
5. The Giants are ranked second in 2015 for uncontested possessions with an average of 251.1 per game, while the Lions have struggled in this area, ranked 15th at 206.9 per game.
6. Giant Ryan Griffen and Lion Dayne Beams will be important midfielders for their respective sides, and are ranked 17th and 20th respectively on the AFL's official player rankings.
IT'S A BIG WEEK FOR…
Pearce Hanley will play his first game since Round 23 last year after undergoing hip surgery in the middle of February. He will come back into a side ravished by injury, and will add much needed experience to the Lions' young list. Justin Leppitsch spoke this week about how Hanley adds to the Lions' outside game and he'll be keen to showcase his run at Spotless Stadium.