Matt Eagles has been delisted by the Lions. Picture: AFL Photos

MATT Eagles, the man that went from reality television to an AFL list, is one of five players to be delisted by Brisbane.

Young forward Sam Skinner, utility Jacob Allison and untried duo Corey Lyons and Toby Wooller have also been let go by the preliminary finalists.

Cedric Cox, who has played 13 games in four seasons, but none in 2020, has also informed the club he is seeking a move home to Western Australia for family reasons. 

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After winning Foxtel's reality show 'The Recruit' in 2016, Eagles has made a brilliant fist of his life as a Lion.

After developing nicely in 2017, he played four senior games in 2018, including kicking a memorable goal against Hawthorn in a rare Brisbane victory.


After winning the Andrew Ireland Medal as the best player afield in the Lions' 2019 NEAFL Grand Final victory, the 30-year-old played two more games this season as a back-up ruckman. 

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Skinner has overcome three knee reconstructions since being drafted in 2015, playing a total of three games as a key position player.

He was always an inspiration and example of persistence at the Gabba.


Allison, a speedy wingman who can also play in defence, played a total of 10 games across four seasons, while Lyons – the younger brother of Jarryd – and Wooller did not crack the senior team.

The delistings come just days after the retirement of Allen Christensen.

Brisbane is waiting for veterans Grant Birchall and Stefan Martin to decide on their futures, while Ryan Lester and Mitch Hinge are still out of contract.