's Michael Whiting looks at where the Brisbane Lions enjoyed success in 2015.

Uncontested marks conceded72.72nd
Mark rate from kicks inside 5023.4%4th
Clearance efficiency86.5%3rd

Despite a difficult season, these stats indicate the Lions have the bare bones in place. They were ranked last for inside 50s at just 44 a game, but once they got it in there, they were super effective, marking the ball almost one in four times – good enough for fourth in the league. With more marking targets like Josh Walker and No.2 draft pick Josh Schache to aim at, this number could get even better. Likewise with the clearances, once the Lions won them, they were ranked third for efficiency. If Tom Rockliff, Dayne Beams and recruits Ryan Bastinac and Tom Bell can play full seasons, the clearance numbers will go up, and combined with the effiency, should provide the targets downfield more opportunities. 

Read: The Headlines of 2015