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2021 AFL preview: Brisbane Lions team guide
Can the Brisbane Lions go one step better and make the 2021 grand final?
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The Brisbane Lions put together a superb 2020 AFL campaign. They finished the home and away season second on the ladder, losing just three matches and making the finals for a second straight season. It's a feat they haven't achieved since their glory days of 2003–04.
Under coach Chris Fagan, the Lions defeated Richmond in the qualifying final to be one step away from a historic grand final at the Gabba. But they fell to Geelong by 40 points in the preliminary final.
There will be high hopes they can win their first premiership since 2003. However, they have already copped a massive blow, with midfield gun Cameron Rayner suffering a season-ending knee injury in a pre-season match.
How to watch Brisbane Lions AFL matches
If you're a casual Brisbane Lions supporter, you can keep up with the team on free-to-air television through the Seven Network. The matches broadcast on Channel 7 vary from state to state, however, and a number of major blockbusters are not shown on 7 in Queensland.
Kayo Sports is the most affordable option, with subscriptions starting from $25 a 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 at anytime. We have a Kayo vs Foxtel guide that should help you determine which provider is a better fit for you.
For more information, we have a useful guide on how to stream the 2021 AFL season, which includes a full breakdown of providers.
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 2021 AFL season from overseas.
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.View details
When do Brisbane Lions play next?
Brisbane host Sydney for their first game of the 2021 AFL season on 20 March. Here's the upcoming schedule for the Brisbane Lions. You can see the complete AFL draw here.
Brisbane Lions squad
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 soon found great success, appearing in 4 consecutive AFL grand finals from 2001 to 2004, winning the first 3. That squad stands right among the best ever in VFL/AFL history.
The club also 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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