Main content

New Lion takes over Beams' old No.9 jumper

New Lions Lachie Neale and Marcus Adams - AFL,Brisbane Lions,Lachie Neale,Lincoln McCarthy,Marcus Adams
New Lions Lachie Neale and Marcus Adams

STAR Brisbane recruit Lachie Neale will not only take Dayne Beams' midfield minutes in 2019 but the former skipper's jumper number as well.

After 135 games for Fremantle wearing the No.27 guernsey, Neale will don the No.9 when he runs out for Brisbane in 2019.

FULL FIXTURE Every round, every game

With rugged defender Darcy Gardiner making the 27 his own at the Lions over the past five seasons, Neale opted to take the jumper worn by Beams for four years before his off-season move to Collingwood.

Fellow recruits Lincoln McCarthy (No.11) and Marcus Adams (No.24) have also got their numbers, while former Gold Coast midfielder Jarryd Lyons is yet to have one assigned.

MUST-WATCH GAMES The 22 you won't want to miss

McCarthy wore No.6 in his seven seasons at Geelong.

Impressive young midfielder Jarrod Berry will wear a new number next season, moving from No.13 to No.7 – formerly worn by the delisted Tom Bell – while untried rookie defender Mitch Hinge has switched from 42 to 22.

INDICATIVE DRAFT ORDER Your club's latest picks

Flying Irish Category B rookie James Madden will wear the vacated 42.

While Adams completed his first training session at his new club last week, Neale, McCarthy and Lyons are all due back on November 19.