Grant Birchall has joined Brisbane via unrestricted Free Agency, he played 248 games at Hawthorn including four Premierships.
“Birch has been a fantastic servant of our footy club for 14 years and we wish him all the best in the next chapter with the Lions.” Hawks GM of of Football, Graham Wright.
Birchall averaged 20.7 Disposals, 5.3 Marks & 0.7 Tackles from 3 games at the Hawks in 2019, he has played in 8 games since the beginning of the 2017 H&A season.
“Grant’s ability to rebound the ball with his run and carry has been an area we’ve wanted to target this trade period” Lions GM of of Football David Noble.
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Birchall has been consistent over his career averaging 80.7pts from 248 games, his injury history over the last 3 years has to be a concern.
Brisbane were quite efficient with their ball movement in 2019, the Lions recorded 6.4 Disposals per every Inside 50 entry in the 2019 H&A season (Rank 1).
The upside may be limited for Birchall in 2020, he is a pass in classic & a possible late round flyer in draft.
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