After the sad passing of club legend Jim Stynes, Melbourne will be out for a round 1 win to honour his memory as they take on the Brisbane Lions at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Demons will debut youngsters Josh Tynan and James Magner as well as ex-Lion Mitch Clarke. Ruckman Ben Hudson will also play his first game for Brisbane after crossing from the Western Bulldogs.

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Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Date:  Saturday 31st March 2012 at 1.45pm
Match Odds: Melbourne – $1.40, Brisbane Lions – $3.15
AFL Teams:


B: Clint Bartram, James Frawley, Joel Macdonald
HB: Colin Garland, Jared Rivers, Josh Tynan
C: Nathan Jones, Jack Grimes, Jack Watts
HF: Rohan Bail, Brad Green, Jeremy Howe
F: Aaron Davey, Mitchell Clark, Stefan Martin
Foll: Mark Jamar, Brent Moloney, Jack Trengove
I/C: Sam Blease, Jordie McKenzie, James Magner
Sub: Matthew Bate
New: Mitchell Clark (Brisbane Lions), Josh Tynan (Gippsland Power), James Magner (Sandringham)

Brisbane Lions

B: Ashley McGrath, Daniel Merrett, Niall McKeever
HB: Daniel Rich, Matt Maguire, Mitchell Golby
C: Pearce Hanley, Jed Adcock, Rohan Bewick
HF: Claye Beams, Joel Patfull, Jared Polec
F: James Polkinghorne, Matthew Leuenberger, Ryan Lester
Foll: Ben Hudson, Tom Rockliff, Jack Redden
I/C: Simon Black, Cheynee Stiller, Todd Banfield
Sub: Sam Sheldon
New: Ben Hudson (Mt Gravatt (QLD) / Werribee (VIC / Western Bulldogs)