Tom Rockliff could be in the mix to be Brisbane's captain in 2017, with new coach Chris Fagan praising the midfielder's attitude and leadership over the summer.
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The AFL pre-season has embraced the bush. Now it's once again embracing the suburbs.
In a blow to battling Brisbane, respected list manager Peter Schwab has confirmed his departure from the Lions to take up a position with the AFL.
Chris Fagan is already putting a Hawthorn stamp on his new club, with the Brisbane Lions joining forces with high-performance consultants Leading Teams, which are are set to play a key role in helping the club pick a captain for next season.
His new teammates have already nicknamed him "Bags" but draftee Hugh McCluggage won't be packing his anytime soon, declaring he's in for the long haul with the Brisbane Lions.
With the draft period over, Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson assess each club's playing stocks and forecast the impact in 2017 - positive, negative or unchanged.
Emma Quayle runs the rule over each AFL club's new cohort of young talent.
Brisbane have accused the AFL of failing to warn them of the cloud hovering over Craig Lambert as part of the Lachie Whitfield drugs saga before they recruited the now-banned player welfare worker.
Small crowds and paying out the remainder of Justin Leppitsch's contract contributed to Brisbane's $1.78 million loss this year.
First of a three-part series ahead of next week's national draft. Today: Adelaide, Brisbane, Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon and Fremantle.
Collingwood football boss swore to Eddie McGuire he was innocent over drug-test saga but copped a 12-month suspension after pleading guilty to unbecoming conduct.
Lachie Whitfield, Gubby Allan and Craig Lambert were stupid, but it could have been worse.
Western Sydney Airport project clears a major environmental assessment hurdle.
Brisbane Lions midfielder Tom Rockliff has flatly denied that he spoke to rival clubs in the lead-up to, or during, last month's AFL trade period.
Essendon have delisted Shaun McKernan, but the ruck-forward's AFL journey hasn't ended with the Bombers committing to bring him back as a rookie.
New Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says the Lions captaincy is up for grabs.
Former Brisbane Lions small forward Josh Green says a pre-season foot injury compromised his 2016 season and he's hoping for a fresh start as a delisted free agent
Luke Power will play a key role in helping develop the best young footballers in the country after being appointed coach of the AFL's National Academy.