Celebrating Dean Rice's 200th game, Carlton demolished Brisbane by 40 points at Princes Park.

Round 1, 2000

Brisbane Lions3.1197.115311.137916.16112
Venue: Optus Oval
Date: Monday March 13, 2000 Result: Win by 40 points
Umpires: Crowd: 22,294
Goalkickers: M.Lappin 5, B.Fevola, D.Hulme 3, A.Hamill, A.Koutoufides 2, B.Ratten, L.Whitnall, A.Hickmott, C.Bradley, A.Franchina, S.Fletcher, T.Hotton 1.
Best: C.Bradley, M.Lappin, M.Mansfield, S.Camporeale, D.Rice, D.Hulme.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

show_image.php?id=28016With the 2000 season starting about a month earlier than usual due to the Sydney Olympics being held in September, league football was being played under some very hot conditions in early March. This match was played in 33 degree temperatures which had coach David Parkin worrying about the conditions players were expected to perform under.

Thankfully for the Blues, Carlton handled the conditions and their opponents with ease, cruising away to a big win. The up and coming Brisbane midfield was unable to cope with the experienced Blues engine room, in particular Craig Bradley whose outstanding skill and endurance shone through in the baking conditions. Tagger Anthony Franchina ably held Brisbane’s running machine Nigel Lappin whilst Carlton’s own Lappin (Matthew) was fantastic up forward kicking 5 goals to be amongst the Blues best. Young ‘Pup’ Darren Hulme was excellent early and another young footballer Brendan Fevola kicked his 3 goals in the 3rd quarter. New recruits Trent Hotton and Michael Mansfield both impressed.

Craig Bradley's amazing endurance was on on show this day. As everyone stopped to a walk late in the last quarter, there was Braddles standing the mark in the middle of OO, jumping around waving his arms and quite clearly sending a message.


B: 12 Matthew Lappin 29 Simon Beaumont 14 Michael Sexton
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 43 Anthony Koutoufides 10 Michael Mansfield
C: 16 Scott Camporeale 20 Fraser Brown 23 Dean Rice
HF: 45 Anthony Franchina 8 Lance Whitnall 9 Adrian Hickmott
F: 37 Trent Hotton 4 Aaron Hamill 27 Darren Hulme
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 7 Brett Ratten 21 Craig Bradley (c)
3 Kris Massie, 25 Brendan Fevola, 15 Ben Nelson, 31 Simon Fletcher
Coach: David Parkin
Emg: Ang Christou Adam White

-*Stephen O'Reilly (back) replaced by Brendan Fevola


Debut (Carlton) : Trent Hotton, Michael Mansfield
200 AFL Games : Dean Rice
Interesting Fact : Little did we know, but Carlton was about to embark upon a new record dry spell of games played between Grand Finals.

Brownlow Votes

3: Craig Bradley (CARL)
2: Brett Ratten (CARL)
1: Matthew Allan (CARL)


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