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2020 AFL preview: Brisbane Lions team guide

After almost winning the minor premiership last season, the Lions will look to build on that in 2020.


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The Brisbane Lions put together a great 2019 AFL campaign. They made it from the bottom third of the ladder the year prior to finishing second and breaking through to the finals for the first time in 10 years.

The end of the season wasn't that impressive, but overall the team had a magnificent run. It will be exciting to see if they show even more improvement as the 2020 AFL season rolls around.

Chris Fagan's men added some new blood in recent months, with Callum Ah Chee, Grant Birchall and Cam Ellis-Yolmen joining the squad. As long as the Lions maintain their winning ways, it's a good time to be a fan.

How to watch Brisbane Lions AFL matches

If you're a casual Brisbane Lions supporter, you may be able to keep up with the team on free-to-air television, with some matches available on Seven Network. However, matches broadcast on Channel Seven vary from state to state.

Dedicated fans might want to look into getting a paid subscription to Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. All these services let you watch every AFL fixture live apart from the grand final.

Kayo Sports is the most affordable option, with subscriptions starting from $25/month. There's also a 14-day free trial for new customers. The platform gives you access to more than 50 sports, as well as excellent features like SplitView and Interactive Stats. There are no contracts, so you can cancel your subscription anytime. We have a Kayo vs Foxtel guide that should help you determine which provider is a better fit for you.

Alternatively, AFL fans can follow the competition with AFL Live Pass, available for free to selected Telstra customers. If you're not on Telstra, you can simply download the official AFL Live app from the App Store or Google Play and purchase a subscription for a week, month or the entire season.

Keep in mind that live streaming is limited to a seven-inch display size, so you won't be able to watch on the big screen. If you watch on the go a lot then AFL Live Pass is well worth looking into.

For more information, we have a useful guide on how to stream the 2020 AFL season, which includes a full breakdown of providers.

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Watch Brisbane Lions matches overseas

If you're travelling outside Australia during the AFL season, you can still keep up with the Lions from afar. Watch AFL lets you stream games live from outside the country without breaking the bank, all via the Internet. We have a comprehensive guide on how to stream the 2020 AFL season from overseas.

Travelling abroad? Watch the entire AFL season live

Travelling abroad? Watch the entire AFL season live from Watch AFL

If you're out of the country, streaming Aussie Rules football can be a bit of a pain. For those travelling the globe, there's Watch AFL.

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When do Brisbane Lions play next?

Their first fixture in the 2020 AFL season will be against Hawthorn on 22 March. Here's the upcoming schedule for the Brisbane Lions. You can see the complete AFL draw here.

Brisbane Lions squad

Outs from the Brisbane Lions include Tom Cutler, Luke Hodge, Lewis Taylor and Nick Robertson. Here's how the squad looks ahead of the 2020 AFL season.

Brisbane Lions history

The Lions were formed in 1996 from the merger of the Fitzroy Lions and the Brisbane Bears, joining the national AFL competition in 1997. They were the first South East Queensland team in the competition.

They appeared in 4 consecutive AFL grand finals from 2001 to 2004, winning the first 3.

The club has a women's team that competes in the AFLW. The Brisbane Lions play their home matches at the Gabba and are captained by Dayne Zorko.

Image source: Brisbane Lions team website

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