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Hodge to take Rayner under his wing at Lions

AFL No.1 draft pick Cameron Rayner is pumped to be a Lion.

The Lions picked Cameron Rayner at number one at Friday night's national draft and have former Hawthorn champion Luke Hodge earmarked to mentor the talented youngster during his first season at his new club.

AFL national draft: Top 25 predictions

Cameron Rayner

This is a difficult draft to predict, with uncertainty surrounding pick two remaining. The strong hand held by Fremantle can shape the first round, while St Kilda and Carlton also have the chance to cash in with two picks each in the top 10.

Sharpless to step down as Lions chairman

Bob Sharpless has been the Lions chairman for the past four years.

Bob Sharpless will stand down as Brisbane Lions chairman after four years in the role as anxiety grows about the club's chances of securing funding for a new training and administration base at Springfield

New Lion Luke Hodge set to feast on Hawks

New recruit: Luke Hodge has joined the Brisbane Lions.

Former Hawthorn champion and premiership captain Luke Hodge has consulted his old teammate Jordan Lewis on how he should approach joining a new club as an experienced player.

No more chances: Hodge says Broad incident a line in the sand

Nathan Broad and Tigers president Peggy O'Neal on Monday.

AFL great Luke Hodge says a line in the sand has been drawn following the three-match ban handed down to Richmond premiership defender Nathan Broad, suggesting that the next player to commit a similar offence to that of the Tiger deserves a considerably heftier penalty.