Lions look for leader

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

BRIS­BANE star Si­mon Black has put up his hand to re­turn to a lead­er­ship post as the Lions face a cap­taincy vac­uum with the dev­as­tat­ing loss of Jonathan Brown. Brown un­der­went surgery yes­ter­day af­ter­noon for mul­ti­ple fa­cial frac­tures fol­low­ing Satur­day night’s ugly col­li­sion with Fre­man­tle de­fender Luke McPhar­lin and is ex­pected to be side­lined for up to two months. Jed Ad­cock looms as Brown’s likely re­place­ment as cap­tain ahead of full­back Daniel Mer­rett af­ter be­ing given the role as a stand-in skip­per late last year.

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