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Young Essendon ruckman continues to impress, forgotten Lion dominates in VFL

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Forgotten Lion Rhys Mathieson has dominated Brisbane’s big VFL win on Saturday afternoon, while Essendon’s backup ruck duo continued to press their case for senior selection.

Mathieson, who has fallen out of favour in recent years and only played one AFL game in 2020, was one of the Lions’ best players on a dominant afternoon in their VFL season-opener, kicking two goals and finding the footy on 31 occasions.

Devon Robertson, who played in Brisbane’s AFL side last weekend, impressed as well as he eyes a recall to the senior side, while Keidean Coleman kicked two majors and had 26 touches during the afternoon.

The Lions dominated the clash from the outset, kicking seven goals to one in the first term and…



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