Lions take All-Aust snubs in their stride

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They were largely overlooked when it came to All-Australian honours, but Brisbane players will attempt to take the snub in their stride as they attempt to end the year with a premiership medal around their necks.

Charlie Cameron, Jarryd Lyons, Hugh McCluggage, Daniel Rich, and Dayne Zorko were all named in the extended All-Australian squad.

But only one of them - Rich - made the final cut-off.

Rich was proud to earn his maiden All-Australian jumper, and felt his teammates were unlucky to miss out.

But he said the lure of premiership success is what is driving them the most.

Brisbane's task starts on Saturday night against minor premiers Melbourne in a qualifying final at Adelaide Oval.

"I'm naturally proud that I've got this award, but you move on pretty quick," Rich said.

"We've got a big task (against Melbourne), and a new season starts. It (the premiership) is what we all play for.

"Not so much for the awards that come along the way, but the medal and the trophy down the track."

Melbourne had five players named in the All-Australian squad, and will start as favourites against Brisbane.

"They finished top of the ladder for a reason. They deserve to be favourites," Rich said.

"They're a very good team, we're under no illusions it's going to be a tough game.

"But that's the good thing about finishing top four, you give yourself the double chance."

The Demons enter Saturday's match unchanged, while the Lions were able to recall key players Harris Andrews and Mitch Robinson to replace injured duo Ryan Lester and Callum Ah Chee.

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