Brisbane Lions

Lions coach Leppitsch gets one more year

Larissa Nicholson   Justin Leppitsch will get another year to prove himself as coach of the Brisbane Lions.

Brisbane Lions re-sign young utility

Marco Paparone

Larissa Nicholson   The Brisbane Lions will hang on to young utility Marco Paparone, on Saturday announcing he had signed a two-year contract extension.

Leppitsch 'not worried' about contract

Not worried: Justin Leppitsch.

Daniel Cherny   Despite having entered 2016 as one of only four out-of-contract coaches in the AFL, Justin Leppitsch says he is unperturbed about his at the helm of the Brisbane Lions.

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Beams urges united front at Lions

Dayne Beams has been named a vice captain of the Brisbane Lions.

Newly-appointed Brisbane Lions vice-captain Dayne Beams is urging his teammates to keep the faith.

Beams hopeful of returning for Lions' season opener

Still recovering: Dayne Beams hopes to be fit to play in Brisbane's first-round match against West Coast.

Brisbane midfielder Dayne Beams continues to recover from a shoulder reconstruction but remains hopeful of playing in round one.

Rockliff to skipper Lions for a second year

Brisbane Lions' Tom Rockliff

Ronny Lerner   The Brisbane Lions have confirmed that Tom Rockliff will captain the club for a second season this year and spearhead a new-look leadership group.

Mercury a chance to nudge 40 degrees if sea breezes fail

Dog days of summer across much of south-eastern Australia.

Peter Hannam   Sydney is in for another scorcher on Thursday with the potential for 40 degrees over much of the city ahead of a gusty cool change from the south.

Delay in ex-Lion's case 'outrageous'

Albert Proud is charged with bashing his girlfriend Richelle Kadadi.

Magistrate chides prosecutors for taking too long in bashing case.

Brisbane beauties: The Bears/Lions' best wins

Rhan Hooper celebrates goal with Travis Johnstone in 2008.

Daniel Cherny   The history of the Bears/Lions can be relatively neatly split into three segments. The Queensland club missed the finals in their first eight years, a period in which they were frequently a laughing stock. The ensuing decade brought nine finals appearances, four grand finals and a historic hat-trick of premierships. Since 2005 they've returned to the doldrums, making the eight just once. Whatever you make of all that, they have provided some incredible finishes, arguably the competition's comebacks kings since entering the AFL.

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Marvellous Magpie memories

Collingwood v Richmond, Round 20, 1978.

Rohan Connolly   Which games do you rate as Collingwood's five best home-and-away wins of the modern era? Here's our selection.

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Close seeks happier landing

Michael Close of the Lions reacts in pain after a knee injury during a round two match against North Melbourne on April 12.

Daniel Cherny   Back-page news in April, Michael Close now just wants a decent run at an AFL career.

Martin balances life with football

Continuity key: Stefan Martin handballs during a game against the Western Bulldogs.

Andrew Stafford   Stefan Martin was faced with a dilemma, wanting to accommodate the ambitions of his partner while finding a way to finish his career at the club where he had finally found himself as a footballer.

Lion Lewis Taylor escapes conviction for vandalism spree

AFL Rising Star Award winner Lewis Taylor.

Andrew Thomson   Brisbane Lions star Lewis Taylor has been granted diversion and a chance to avoid a criminal record after being involved in causing more than $10,000 damage to vehicles at a Mortlake yard.

Leuenberger ready to take No.1 ruck role

Matthew Leuenberger at Essendon training at Healesville on Wednesday

Matt Murnane   Former Brisbane Lions ruckman Matthew Leuenberger wanted to get into Melbourne and out of Stefan Martin's shadow.

Hodge tells Lions to stick together

Luke Hodge has given the Lions some wise advice.

Vince Rugari   A casual conversation with three-time Hawthorn premiership captain Luke Hodge during the International Rules tour has left Brisbane skipper Tom Rockliff convinced most of their next AFL premiership team is already together.

No one else wanted me: Adcock

Not that hot property: Jed Adcock.

Daniel Cherny   No one but the Western Bulldogs showed any significant post-season interest in Jed Adcock, according to the former Brisbane Lions captain.

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Henderson and the pursuit of happiness

Happier now: Geelong recruit Lachie Henderson at Torquay this week.

Peter Hanlon   Leaving Carlton was a heart-wrenching experience, but Lachie Henderson feels at home and ready to prove a point.

Leppitsch plots an exciting future

Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch, with recruit Joshua Schache.

Andrew Stafford   Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch says his club's playing list is finally settling, after a tumultuous few years marked by heavy turnover of older players and walk-outs by younger ones.

Brisbane Lions' Lewis Taylor charged over $10,000 damage to eight vehicles

Lewis Taylor edged Western Bulldog Marcus Bontempelli by one vote to claim the prestigious award last year.

Andrew Thomson   Brisbane Lions player Lewis Taylor has been charged with causing $10,000 damage after eight vehicles were trashed at Mortlake 13 months ago.

Jansen has iconic forward's number

AFL Sherrin

Andrew Stafford   The Brisbane Lions have passed on the number 16 jumper made famous by triple-premiership winning key forward Jonathan Brown to a midfielder, Jarrad Jansen.