2023 AFL Season Preview
AFL6 Mar 2023

2023 Brisbane Lions AFL Season Preview

Your 2023 Brisbane Lions season preview is here, just in time for the start of the new AFL season! Everything you need to know about the Lions is here, all in the one article – aren't you lucky. We’ve got information about squad changes, rankings and stats from last year, key matches to look for, as well as none other than ex-AFL star Heath Shaw’s opinion on how the Lions will go this season.

Let’s get cracking shall we!

Recruitment Report

Let’s take a little look at the new signings for the Lions, along with all the players they’ve parted ways with:

Ins: Will Ashcroft, Shadeau Brain, Josh Dunkley, Jaspa Fletcher, Jack Gunston, Darragh Joyce, Darryl McDowell-White Jnr and Conor McKenna

Outs: Tom Berry, Mitchell Cox, Connor McFadyen, Dan McStay, Mitch Robinson, Ely Smith and Deividas Uosis

2022 Rankings

Where did the Lions rank for disposals in the AFL last season? Or what about clangers? All the key rankings for the Lions are below:

Kicks: 1st

Handballs: 4th

Disposals: 7th

Marks: 2nd

Hit-outs: 2nd

Frees For: 1st

Frees Against: 3rd

Goals: 2nd

Behinds: 7th

2022 Stats

Who had the most goals for the Lions? Who had the most marks? All these stats and more can be found below:

Most Disposals: Lachie Neale - 749

Most Tackles: Hugh McCluggage - 115

Most Clearances: Lachie Neale - 191

Most Marks: Harris Andrews - 154

Most Goals: Charlie Cameron - 54

3 Key Matches To Watch

These are the key matches you can’t miss if you’re a Lions fan (up to Round 15):

Match 1: Round 1, vs Power, at Adelaide Oval (Sat, Mar 18, 4:35pm)

Match 2: Round 4, vs Magpies, at Gabba (Thu, Apr 6, 7:35pm)

Match 3: Round 10, vs Suns, at Gabba (Sat, May 20, 7:30pm)

2023 AFL Season Expectations

List management take a bow, you deserve a raise. Preliminary finalists and add the would be #1 Ashcroft, A grade midfielder Dunkley and 30 goal forward Gunston. Premiership contender I think there is no doubt.

Finished last year 6th but only 4 points off first and lost to eventual Premiers who went to another level during finals. The lions are a hard team to knock. If, and I do say IF, they do want to go one better, the forward line needs to get in sync, plenty of first power but only one person can have the ball at anyone one time.

The backline is a little but if a worry, what’s the mix? Who is the offence? Who is the lock down? Sort that out, play your role and let the front end go to work…nek minute potential flag 2023!

Predicted Finish: Top 4