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The Lions have lost ruckman Oscar McInerney for the JLT clash against the Demons

BRISBANE has made one late change ahead of its JLT Community Series clash with Melbourne on Saturday afternoon, with Connor Ballenden replacing Oscar McInerney in the Lions' selected team.

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Ballenden, at 200cm, is entering his second season with the Lions and is yet to play a senior match, but will now get the chance to press his claims for a debut early in the home and away season.

Melbourne made no changes for the game at Casey Fields, which starts at 4.10pm AEDT.

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Ruckman Braydon Preuss had been named as an emergency for the Demons but was injured in the curtain-raiser game between Casey Scorpions and Brisbane's NEAFL team.

Preuss came off in the third quarter of that match with a groin injury.

Saturday, March 9

Melbourne v Brisbane at Casey Fields, 4.10pm AEDT


B: S.May 1 M.Hibberd 14 J.Hunt 29
HB: J.Lewis 6 O.McDonald 28 N.Jetta 39
C: C.Salem 3 J.Harmes 4 B.Stretch 15
HF: A.Brayshaw 10 S.Weideman 26 B.Fritsch 31
F: C.Petracca 5 T.McDonald - C 25 J.Kennedy Harris 24
Foll: M.Gawn 11 A.Neal-Bullen 30 C.Oliver 13
I/C: C.Spargo 9 S.Frost 17 A.vandenBerg 22 M.Hore 34 H.Petty 35 C.Wagner 40 J.Smith 44 D.Keilty 45

In: S.May, M.Hibberd, J.Lewis, N.Jetta, M.Gawn, A.vandenBerg
Out: J.Garlett (injured), J.Jordon, J.Wagner, B.Preuss, C.Maynard, T.Sparrow

Emerg: C.Maynard 20 B.Preuss 21 T.Sparrow 32 J.Wagner 42

Notable absentees: Jack Viney, Nathan Jones, Jake Lever, Jake Melksham


B: L.Hodge 2 J.Walker 14 D.Rich 10
HB: Z.Bailey 33 H.Andrews - C 31 A.Witherden 29
C: M.Robinson 5 L.Neale 9 H.McCluggage 6
HF: C.Rayner 16 E.Hipwood 30 L.McCarthy 11
F: C.Cameron 23 D.McStay 25C.Ballenden 38 
Foll: A.Smith 44 J.Berry 7 J.Lyons 17
I/C: B.Keays 1 A.Christensen 3 R.Bastinac 4 S.Martin 12 T.Berry 13 L.Taylor 28 R.Lester 35 R.Mathieson 36  

In: B.Keays, A.Christensen, S.Martin, T.Berry
Out: D.Zorko (injured), E.Smith, O.McInerney, B.Starcevich

Emerg: E.Smith 8 M.Hinge 22 B.Starcevich 37 O.McInerney 46      

Notable absentees: Marcus Adams