BRISBANE defender Nat Grider can hardly contain her excitement about playing at the MCG on Saturday, but says the Lions are there to do a job.

After defeating Collingwood last Sunday, the Lions are just one win away from a chance to defend their premiership, but red-hot Melbourne stands in the way.

Grider, who was named in the 40-strong All-Australian team on Wednesday, said Brisbane was keeping a lid on the occasion.

"We're super pumped to be part of this history-making game," she said.

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"It is a final, it is a prelim and an opportunity for us to get into another Grand Final.

"I think regardless of who we're playing or where we're playing we're all going to be just as hungry and excited to get on the track and get the job done."

Melbourne has a strong record against Brisbane, winning the past four matches.

The past two have been decided by less than a goal, with Greta Bodey having a chance on both occasions after the siren to flip the result. Both times her long-range set shots fell just short.

Grider said Brisbane loved playing in stadiums where they could use the calmer conditions to execute their hard-running game.

"It's the unknown. They've never played there, we've never played there, we're in the same boat," she said.

"We love traveling as a group, we really enjoy travelling to the ground together, we think it makes us stronger.

"We'll definitely enjoy the experience, it'll be something a lot of girls will never forget and at this moment maybe the most exciting they'll ever play in.

"It's huge, but we're there to play footy and we just want to get the job done."

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