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In the mix: Who's pushing for selection in the semi-finals?

The Brisbane Lions will be forced to make at least one change for this weekends Semi Final against the GWS GIANTS with Mitch Robinson set to miss at least one week, who is a chance to play?

Brisbane
There's a long list of candidates who performed strongly in Sunday's NEAFL preliminary final win, led by Ryan Bastinac (41 disposals and two goals), Lewy Taylor (26 and two goals) and Rhys Mathieson (27 and one goal).

Tough winger Mitch Robinson has already been ruled out with a hamstring injury suffered against the Tigers.

The club said he would be reassessed if it was able to defeat the Giants.

No need to make sweeping changes but obviously someone has to come in for Robinson. 

Ryan Lester is reliable and Taylor has played the wing role with distinction, but Nick Robertson might be the best choice given his ability to help out in defence and his ruggedness around stoppages – two traits that Robinson has distinguished himself with on the wing. 

GWS GIANTS
Experienced utility Adam Tomlinson was the unlucky man to miss out when the Giants selected veteran Brett Deledio to face the Western Bulldogs, and he's the player odds-on to replace Deledio against Brisbane. 

Lachie Keeffe and Isaac Cumming could also be looked at.

The career of Deledio (calf) looks over unless the Giants make the Grand Final and he can make a miracle recovery, while Stephen Coniglio (knee) has already been ruled out of the Lions clash, but could be ready for a preliminary final.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs