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Grand Remaining participant rankings: Brisbane Lions

Grand Remaining participant rankings: Brisbane Lions


It was a see-sawing 2023 grand closing, with six lead adjustments within the first half, as neither crew was capable of stamp their authority.

As quickly as one crew appeared to take the momentum, the opposite would relax and guarantee it was a good contest proper till the ultimate siren. Collingwood edged the Lions at each change, and had sufficient in the long run to win by 4 factors.

Who stood out and who failed to fireplace?

Right here’s each Lion rated.

Deven Robertson: 6
Stats might not have painted the total image – whereas his numbers have been robust, it was how he used his physique. Some key interventions early broke up Collingwood’s momentum and he was instrumental in organising a Joe Daniher purpose at a vital stage of the primary half. He snagged a purpose within the third time period after some good Lions ball motion.

Joe Daniher: 8
One among Brisbane’s greatest. Performed a good bit down the bottom early, gained some key ball within the midfield together with his peak and even held his personal within the ruck. Chimed in with two targets within the second time period and his radar was heading in the right direction for a lot of the sport, whereas offering loads of complications for the defence. One slip-up was a final-quarter shank, however the ahead completed with three targets.

Callum Ah Chee: 4.5
Was robust with out being good general. Though he was a part of an enormous play for Brisbane within the third time period combining with Daniher and Robertson for a lead-changing purpose. Subbed out halfway by way of the ultimate time period.

Josh Dunkley: 7.5
Was placing his physique on the road and his spectacular expertise have been on show in profitable the ball and sort out strain. The previous Bulldog was virtually all over the place and never afraid to get within the Magpies’ faces when the strain was on. In one other 21-possession sport, he did his half to maintain his facet within the contest all through the sport.

Hugh McCluggage: 6.5
One other robust and reliable efficiency from the midfielder, standing tall and taking the important thing marks when wanted. He gained his fair proportion of the ball and obtained a purpose in every half, even with the assistance of a contentious 50-metre penalty.

Jarrod Berry: 3.5
A quiet begin to the sport, as possessions remained within the single figures proper till the ultimate time period. Had a mind snap within the second half, when he conceded 50 after a late hit into the again of Nick Daicos.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 30: Joe Daniher of the Lions kicks the ball during the 2023 AFL Grand Final match between Collingwood Magpies and Brisbane Lions at Melbourne Cricket Ground, on September 30, 2023, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Joe Daniher. (Photograph by Daniel Pockett/AFL Images/through Getty Pictures)

Lachie Neale: 7
The Brownlow medallist was held to only three possessions within the opening time period, and whereas Tom Mitchell had early bragging rights, he was not capable of keep complete dominance over the star for too lengthy. Labored his manner into the sport and nonetheless ended up with a haul of 21 possessions, however was in all probability not as dominant as Brisbane would have wished, and that’s all the way down to the best way Collingwood performed him.

Lincoln McCarthy: 8
He had an eventful first time period bagging an essential purpose for the Lions and being concerned in an enormous collision with Nathan Murphy, which compelled the Magpie out of the sport. Didn’t decelerate within the second quarter, giving Pies defenders loads to consider within the ahead 50 and had his radar on from a good angle within the pocket. His numbers might have been down, ending with simply seven disposals, but it surely was his involvement on the scoreboard that was extra helpful for the Lions.

Dayne Zorko: 6
In sport 250, he was harmful across the free ball at occasions, however good moments have been restricted. May have been nominated for an Academy Award within the first time period attempting to win a free kick, which umpires have been awake to. Sturdy involvement as at all times stats-wise, however missed out on discovering the scoreboard when he selected to not shoot for the sticks within the third time period, with a poor move as an alternative.

Cam Rayner: 6
A blended opening time period, from Rayner, ending up enjoying across the halfback line, had some key interventions but additionally gave the ball up at essential occasions too. Considerably made up for it, organising Charlie Cameron’s second purpose to get the Lions roaring.

Jarryd Lyons: 3
Beginning because the sub, was not required till and had restricted affect on the play, when the Pies made their closing surge on the scoreboard.

Keidean Coleman: 8.5
Was a ball magnet within the first half, a monster 22 disposals and eight marks – a game-high in each stats on the halfway level. The one actual chink in his armour within the first half was a defensive slip-up early within the second quarter that led to a expensive purpose to Bobby Hill. Completed with a team-high 26 touches (solely bettered by Nick Daicos).

Charlie Cameron: 7.5
Was nicely contained within the opening quarter; he didn’t see the ball and was typically double-teamed – however was not backing down bodily, together with his jumper torn in a skirmish. However after the G had a fast rendition of Nation Roads at quarter time, the ahead exploded within the second, kicking two targets and organising one other, to twice get Brisbane again within the lead. Had Brisbane roaring together with his final-term purpose.

Conor McKenna: 4.5
Possessions have been into double figures, however he was a part of the backline that allowed 30 scoring pictures from the Pies. Was outplayed by the category of the Brisbane forwards for a lot of the sport.

Darcy Gardiner: 4
Was saved ineffective within the first half individually and as a part of Brisbane’s backline, as Collingwood was capable of maintain the scoreboard ticking over with 9 first-half targets; some by way of nice play, others by way of defensive misreads – which he contributed to.

Jaspa Fletcher: 5.5
A blended efficiency from the Lion; he discovered himself below loads of strain and gave up some straightforward turnovers, but additionally had some good touches to maintain Brisbane transferring ahead.

Eric Hipwood: 4.5
Had a forgettable begin with a first-quarter shank off a drop punt that missed every thing. Got here from the bottom with some discomfort within the first time period however was quickly again into the fray – noticed somewhat little bit of the ball, however couldn’t make it depend in a significant manner. Tried his luck with a set shot from outdoors 50 within the closing time period that drifted simply broad.

Harris Andrews: 5
Collingwood appeared to make use of Billy Frampton to particularly strain Andrews, and maintain him away from the opposite forwards, which appeared to work. The Lions defender ensured Frampton didn’t contact the ball within the first half however he had little impression for a lot of the sport as Collingwood nonetheless discovered the scoreboard comparatively simply.

Zac Bailey: 7.5
He obtained the Lions off and working with two good targets within the opening time period, and was having an impression at each ends of the bottom. His second purpose confirmed loads of confidence, taking over two Pies and ending with ease. The chase-down sort out on Beau McCreery was mouthwatering (if solely his kicking didn’t let him down on this event).

Ryan Lester: 6
Essential early defensive performs to maintain the sport shut within the first quarter saved his cool permitting the Lions to arrange from the halfback line. He was profitable loads of ball for the Lions and at occasions helped sluggish Collingwood’s momentum.

Brandon Starcevich: 3
A quiet begin to the sport numbers-wise, and had a forgettable second wanting into the solar and getting used as a step ladder as Bobby Hill took the mark of the sport to stage the scores late within the first half. His wins over his opponent have been uncommon, and was fortunate his holding the ball free was not transformed within the third time period by Brayden Maynard. Hill was working rings round him, and it was not the most effective efficiency from the Lion.

Darcy Wilmot: 4.5
Had his fair proportion of disposals and kicks all through the sport, reaching double figures. He was tackling onerous however did little to sluggish the Collingwood ahead juggernaut.

Oscar McInerney: 6
Was fast to stamp management within the ruck within the first half, but it surely quickly became a battle with Mason Cox, which he gained comfortably. The massive man had 10 clearances from his 29 hitouts, together with a purpose help all through the sport.



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