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Get to know: Lachie Weller

After being part of the SUNS Talent Academy as a junior, midfielder Lachie Weller makes his return to the Gold Coast.

3:30pm  Oct 20, 2017

Trade period verdict: How every club fared

AFL Media takes a look at how each club performed during the NAB AFL Trade Period.

1:11pm  Oct 20, 2017

Indicative draft order: Post Trade Period edition

Here's the indicative draft order at the conlcusion of the 2017 NAB Trade Period.

4:49pm  Oct 19, 2017

Opposition: Lions make two changes ahead of QClash

Michael McDowell  August 11, 2017 10:25 AM

AFL 2017 Round 05 - Western Bulldogs v Brisbane

The Brisbane Lions have made two changes ahead of Saturday's QClash at the Gabba.

Defender Sam Mayes and Michael Close come into the team to take on Gold Coast.

READ: See the Gold Coast SUNS Round 21 Team

Mayes has overcome a footy injury that saw him miss one game and will look to provide the Lions with rebound off halfback.

Key forward close has earned a promotion after solid NEAFL form, including three goals against the Swans last weekend.

Youngsters Alex Witherden (hamstring) and Josh Schache (omitted) have come out of the side.

Saturday's game starts at 4.35pm at the Gabba, with the respective NEAFL sides playing off in the '2Clash' at 12.45pm.

Brisbane Lions Round 21 AFL Premiership team

B: Dan McStay, Harris Andrews, Daniel Rich
HB: Darcy Gardiner, Josh Walker, Sam Mayes
C: Hugh McCluggage, Dayne Zorko, Ryan Bastinac
HF: Lewis Taylor, Michael Close, Jarrod Berry
F: Ryan Lester, Eric Hipwood, Jake Barrett
FOLL: Stefan Martin, Tom Rockliff, Dayne Beams

INT: Nicholas Robertson, Cedric Cox, Rhys Mathieson, Jacob Allison

EMG: Ben Keays, Claye Beams, Archie Smith

IN: Michael Close, Sam Mayes
OUT: Alex Witherden (hamstring), Josh Schache (omitted)