Brisbane Lions defensive duo Daniel Rich and Darcy Gardiner are both available for selection ahead of the Club’s Round 5 clash against North Melbourne on Saturday.

Rich, who missed the last two matches due to a quad injury, looks set to travel to Adelaide for Gather Round as part of Chris Fagan’s 22.

The 32-year-old was best on ground for the Lions in their season opener and a solid contributor in his last outing in Round 2 against Melbourne.

Fellow defender Gardiner will also put his hand up to play, after overcoming an ankle injury to return to full training this week.

Gardiner appears likely to comeback through the Lions’ undefeated VFL side given he is yet to play at all in season 2023.

The Club will name its final team for Saturday’s match against North Melbourne on Thursday night at 6:20pm AEST.