TL;DR news on Brisbane Lions at February 19, 2023

But on Saturday, McInerney produced one of his finest games for the Lions yet. By Lions Media on The Brisbane Lions strongly condemn the racist comments made about some of our players and their families on social media over the weekend. Brisbane Lions or Ticketmaster will be in touch with ticket buyers and a refund will be available if you cannot make the new date. The young Lions side got off to a strong start on Sunday, working well through the midfield and forward 50 to keep in touch with the Victorians through the first quarter. Injury plagued he was also stuck behind Stefan Martin and now Oscar McInerney in the ruck pecking order at the Lions. The Lions granted Smith leave so he could rest and recover from Achilles and shoulder injuries at the beach. While McCluggage is backing the likes of Tom Fullarton to seize the opportunity in Hipwood's absence, he's also putting it on himself and the rest of the Lions' midfield to step up. Briggs' position at West Sydney could spark interest of clubs keen on adding height to their list, with the Suns, Bombers, Saints and Lions all tipped to do so. Embed from Getty Images The Lions are reportedly looking to fill the void left by injured forward Eric Hipwood, who is expected to miss the next 12 months with an ACL injury. Briggs, who is unsigned past this season, could be seen as a bargain target for the Lions given his position at the Giants and limited amount of games. So that probably, not caught us by surprise, but wasn't in our planning," Brisbane head of women's footy Bree Brock told Credit to the Girls podcast. Hawthorn won five consecutive Round 19 games from 2014 to 2018, however, the sequence was broken with defeat by Brisbane Lions in Launceston in 2019. Sadly, things do not get any easier for the Suns as they face top four contenders in Melbourne and Brisbane in the next two weeks. There were preciously few positives to take out of the match for the Lions faithful as they fell over against an inferior Tigers side.