Geelong and Brisbane’s hostile relationship continued with a spiteful opening half at the Gabba.
There were spot fires everywhere with Cats All-Australian defender Tom Stewart and Lions star Charlie Cameron in the thick of the action in the second quarter.
Stewart was penalised a 50m penalty for dragging Cameron down after he’d been awarded a free-kick.
In the opening term a hard Jeremy Cameron tackle on Brownlow Medallist Lachie Neale sent shockwaves through the Lions camp.
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Tom Stewart gives away a 50m penalty for dragging and shoving Charlie Cameron to the ground. Picture: Chris Hyde/AFL Photos/via Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Players from both sides got in on the act after the incident. Picture: Chris Hyde/AFL Photos/via Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Lachie Neale had an injury scare but came back on. Picture: Chris Hyde/AFL Photos/via Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Neale appeared to have suffered a serious shoulder injury and was immediately taken downstairs by the club’s medical staff.
But he returned after just a couple of minutes and while favouring it initially he played out the rest of the half.
The two sides have history with the round 2 clash at GMHBA Stadium highlighted by a verbal clash between the two coaches, Chris Scott and Chris Fagan, which lingered after the game.
Brisbane were robbed of victory that day with a non-decision denying them an easy goal in the last few seconds. The Lions seemed like a team on a mission in the first half, racing away to a 34-point half-time lead.
Originally published asWATCH: Tensions boil over in spiteful blockbuster
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