Brisbane Lions

AFL rejects anti-tampering rule

Jon Pierik   The public speculation over the future of out-of-contract players will continue, with AFL chief Gillon McLachlan ruling out introducing an anti-tampering rule through the season proper.

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Coaches wife reveals double-edged sword of social media

Twitter.

Beth Newman   Christie Leppitsch, wife of Brisbane Lions coach, has lamented the bad side of social media.

Lions fall short on talls

Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch has some thinking to do after a nother injury.

Beth Newman   Brisbane bookends are in short supply and the Lions are set to lose another, with Dan McStay ruled out of Sunday's clash with St Kilda.

Saints set to get Riewoldt back

Nick Riewoldt of the Saints.

St Kilda skipper Nick Riewoldt is among five players set to return from injury for their clash with the Brisbane Lions on Sunday.

Dawson's debut through Mum's eyes

Liam Dawson gets a kick away during his debut match against Essendon.

Beth Newman   Whenever Brisbane Lions first-year player Liam Dawson plays football he searches for his mum, Bev, on the fence.

Lions learn lesson in tempo control

Ryan Lester celebrates a goal against the Bombers.

The Brisbane Lions didn't take a backwards step on Sunday despite being blown away by a second-half Essendon onslaught, according to midfielder Ryan Lester.

Daniher hits his straps as Bombers thrash Lions

Joe Daniher kicked a career-high six goals.

Peter Hanlon   Joe Daniher kicked a career-high six goals as Essendon found form on Sunday.

Hird says Daniher 'could be anything'

Bombers coach James Hird has a word with Dustin Fletcher on the sidelines.

Peter Hanlon   Bombers coach is pleased with gun forward and team's improved skill level in thrashing of Lions.

Unlucky injury complication keeping Merrett out of Lions side: Leppitsch

Brisbane Lions rookie Justin Clarke is playing ''like a 100-gamer'' filling gaps in the injury hit side, according to coach Justin Leppitsch.

Andrew Stafford   Brisbane Lions defender Daniel Merrett is struggling to recover from a hamstring injury, with coach Justin Leppitsch admitting he had "no idea" when the experienced campaigner would return to the side.

Lions thank Aker for turnaround

Inspirational: Jason Akermanis.

The Lions are giving outspoken ex-player Jason Akermanis some credit for their turnaround in fortunes.

Green says coach pressure sparked turnaround

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17:  Daniel Rich and Josh Green of the Lions celebrate a goal during the round seven AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Port Adelaide Power at The Gabba on May 17, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Beth Newman   Small forward Josh Green has gone from nearly losing his spot in the Lions side to one of its most dangerous forward weapons in two weeks.

Leppitsch says Lions did everything right

Lions coach Justin Leppitsch has reason to smile after his Lions upset Port Adelaide on Sunday.

Andrew Stafford   Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch typically presents an even countenance after games.

Rich promise prophetic in Lions win

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17:  Nick Robertson, Daniel Rich and Josh Green of the Lions celebrate a goal during the round seven AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Port Adelaide Power at The Gabba on May 17, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Beth Newman   Brisbane Lions forward Mitch Robinson was sitting at Daniel Rich's house on Sunday morning when the Lions vice-captain told him he'd help him to his first goal.

Lions upset Port Adelaide at the Gabba

Ryan Lester takes a speccy for the Lions in the 37-point win over Port Adelaide.

The Brisbane Lions ground out a second consecutive AFL win defeating Port Adelaide by 37 points at the Gabba on Sunday.

Rampant Lions leave Port in their wake

Mitch Robinson of the Lions rejoices after increasing the team's lead over Port Adelaide at the Gabba on Sunday.

Andrew Stafford   Sometimes even teams at the bad end of Struggle Street just seem to click.

Voss plays down Gabba reunion

Michael Voss, Craig McCrae and Justin Leppitsch after the Lions' mighty AFL grand final win against Collingwood in 2003.

Beth Newman   On Sunday, Port Adelaide assistant Michael Voss will be the opponent rather than the host for the first time.

Lions won't be fooled by Port's record

Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch.

Beth Newman   Brisbane won't be fooled by Port Adelaide's ho-hum win-loss record.

Umpire rosters hurt bottom-dwellers

When AFL umpires officiate their former teams, it creates the impression of bias.

Phillip Harsant   When AFL umpires officiate their former teams, it creates the impression of bias.

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No tribunal as fines accepted all around

Brisbane's Darcy Gardiner.

Brisbane's Darcy Gardiner has been fined $2000 after pleading guilty to two separate incidents in Sunday's drought-breaking win over Carlton.