GROUNDED: Megan Hunt lunges desperately at the ball in slippery conditions.
GROUNDED: Megan Hunt lunges desperately at the ball in slippery conditions. Jonathon Searle GLA221217MEGANHU

BREAKING: Hunt has second chance to win a premiership

AFL : Ex-BITS Saints midfielder Megan Hunt has been named on a half forward flank in Brisbane Lions' team for Saturday's AFLW grand final against Western Bulldogs.

 

Megan Hunt in action.
Megan Hunt in action. Contributed GLA230118HUNT

The Lions' number six has had a mixed season in which she played in round one against 2017 premiers Adelaide Crows before she was dropped for the next few games.

Hunt has since played in the final few games off the bench.

 

CROW CRUSHER: Megan Hunt applies a fierce tackle on Adelaide Crows' star Ebony Marinoff. Ex-BITS Saints player Hunt played her part in the midfield in the Lions' superb 4.7 (31) to the Crows' 3.1 (19) win in round one of thye AFLW competition. Brisbane held Adelaide scoreless after half-time in a game where key forward Sabrina Frederick-Traub monstered the Crows' defence with 10 marks. Hunt dished out an important handball under pressure early in the match which set up a goal. Brisbane take on Western Bulldogs this Sunday at South Pine Sports Complex in Brisbane from 3.25pm and will be televised live on FOX.
CROW CRUSHER: Megan Hunt applies a fierce tackle on Adelaide Crows' star Ebony Marinoff. Ex-BITS Saints player Hunt played her part in the midfield in the Lions' superb 4.7 (31) to the Crows' 3.1 (19) win in round one of thye AFLW competition. Brisbane held Adelaide scoreless after half-time in a game where key forward Sabrina Frederick-Traub monstered the Crows' defence with 10 marks. Hunt dished out an important handball under pressure early in the match which set up a goal. Brisbane take on Western Bulldogs this Sunday at South Pine Sports Complex in Brisbane from 3.25pm and will be televised live on FOX. Sarah Reed GLA040218HUNT

Working in her favour is that she was one of the better players in Brisbane six-point grand final loss against Adelaide last year.

Her ability to mark strongly and win the ball in tight will be key to Brisbane Lions' chances against a classy Bulldogs side.

Star forward Katie Brennan's appeal to overturn a two-match suspension failed last night.

Western Bulldogs put forward a case underlined by sexual discrimination, but the club may consider its legal options.

Brisbane qualified for the decider by thrashing GWS Giants last week and then relied on the Bulldogs' last-gasp win over Melbourne and Adelaide Crows' choke against Collingwood.