Brisbane Lions 2.2 4.5 7.6 9.10 (64)
Melbourne 4.3 9.5 10.8 11.8 (74)
Brisbane Lions: Proud 3, Brown 2, Harwood, Rischitelli, Brennan, Banfield
Melbourne: Dunn 3, Sylvia 2, Green 2, Morton, Wonaeamirri, Bail, P.Johnson.
Brisbane Lions: Rischitelli, Brennan, Merrett, Rich, Proud, Black
Melbourne: Sylvia, Macdonald, Jamar, Frawley, Jones
Brisbane Lions: X.Clarke (hamstring), Fevola (groin)
Umpires: Scott McLaren, Sam Hay, Stefan Grun.
Official crowd: 26,144 at the Gabba
Despite a narrower margin and the near possibility of (almost) winning the game, it was actually quite horrid to watch, like pulling teeth. Proudy did some great things. It was Xavier Clarke's first game back in the AFL following a recovery from a knew reconstruction, so disappointing for him to go off again with a hamstring injury.
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Stakes taking a pack mark.
Riska under pressure