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Team Announcement: Round 23

Oscar McInerney’s inclusion is the only change for the Brisbane Lions for Sunday's Round 23 clash with the West Coast Eagles at the Gabba.

McInerney comes in for Alex Witherden who injured his hamstring early in last weekend's victory over the Gold Coast Suns.

Ryan Lester, Rhys Mathieson, Josh Walker and Zac Bailey have been named on the interchange bench.

Sunday’s match against the Eagles will be the final game of the 2018 season for the Lions.

Seven players including Captain Dayne Zorko, Cam Rayner, Stefan Martin, Allen Christensen, Eric Hipwood, Hugh McCluggage and Lewy Taylor are set to play all 22 games this year.

Rayner will be just the ninth player in Lions history to have played every game in his debut season. For Christensen, this year demonstrates his remarkable recovery from ongoing collarbone injuries, which kept him sidelined for nearly two years.

Sunday’s match is the first time the Lions have met West Coast this season. They have not defeated the Eagles since Round 10, 2012.

Bounce is at 1.10pm and tickets are available here.

IN: Oscar McInerney

OUT: Alex Witherden (hamstring)

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