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Struggling Lions will get help: AFL

  • Struggling Lions will get help: AFL

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: Lions head coach Justin Leppitsch looks on during the round 20 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Brisbane Lions at Adelaide Oval on August 6, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says the league will consider an expected request from Brisbane for a priority draft pick, but has ruled out reinstating salary cap concessions for the embattled club.

The Lions have suffered through a miserable year on and off the field, with coach Justin Leppitsch lamenting after their 138-point smashing by Adelaide that Brisbane have been "given nothing as a footy club" by the AFL.

McLachlan said the AFL was committed to working with the Lions, pointing out the league has already made a significant financial investment in the struggling club.

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