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Lions' Merrett announces AFL retirement

  • Lions' Merrett announces AFL retirement

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Daniel Merrett of the Lions spoils a mark by Tyrone Vickery of the Tigers during the round 14 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Brisbane Lions at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 25, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Brisbane Lions veteran Daniel Merrett will retire at the end of the AFL season.

The 31-year-old will play his 200th and final match against St Kilda in Melbourne next weekend, drawing to a close his 14-year career with the Lions.

Merrett was drafted as a forward to Brisbane in 2002 and while didn't make his AFL debut until 2005 he has been a mainstay of their defence.

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