Brisbane have mauled North Melbourne by 108-points on the Gabba to proceed their good begin to the AFL season.
Led by a career-best five-goal show from small ahead Lincoln McCarthy, the Lions have been relentless towards the Kangaroos as they claimed a 23.18 (156) to 7.6 (48) victory.
Others to get amongst the targets within the rout included Zac Bailey and Joe Daniher (three every) whereas Charlie Cameron, Daniel McStay and Jarryd Lyons had two apiece for the hosts as 11 gamers booted majors.
It isn’t solely the best rating kicked by the Lions underneath Chris Fagan however the profitable margin eclipses a 91-point win over Gold Coast in spherical 21, 2019 as the most important win of his tenure.
“It is fairly embarrassing,” Kangaroos coach David Noble stated.
“It is actually poor on our requirements that we’re attempting to create.
“There’s acquired to be penalties round coaching. There’s acquired to be penalties round ability errors. Near 80 factors on turnovers, it is simply unacceptable. So no, not blissful.
“We’re attempting to work laborious and as we speak we acquired out labored, it is fairly easy.”
Nick Larkey, on the again of his six-goal haul in final weekend’s win over West Coast, kicked two to be the one a number of goalkicker for the guests.
Captain Dayne Zorko confirmed little signal of his troublesome calf situation as he picked up 28 disposals and 10 marks in a formidable show.
Hugh McCluggage (29 disposals, 4 tackles and 4 clearances) was additionally busy whereas key defenders Harris Andrews and Marcus Adams have been dominant on the again.
Regardless of the heavy defeat, Kangaroo Jy Simpkin led the disposals rely for the match with 31 touches to be the guests’ finest.
Having been considerably beneath their finest in two hard-fought wins within the opening two rounds of 2022, the Lions got here out of the blocks roaring.
Joe Daniher’s shot on the run from exterior 50 within the opening minutes started a seven-goal barrage within the opening time period to have the hosts up by 30 on the first break.
Their tails up, Brisbane charged right into a 55-point lead throughout the second time period earlier than three late targets earlier than the break by North acquired them again.
Nearly as good because the Lions have been within the opening time period, a second of ill-discipline by Jarrod Berry had the Brisbane midfielder reported for putting Larkey with a swinging arm behind play.
Brisbane resumed their cost within the third quarter however regardless of a number of spectacular marks by Cameron, the Lions’ ahead did not kick a aim, scoring 4 behinds within the quarter.
A nine-goal ultimate time period by the Lions piled on the ache for North who’ve a 1-2 file heading to the SCG subsequent weekend to face Sydney.
“I stated to them at three-quarter time, you’ve got acquired a option to make now, you may simply let the sport peter out or you may try to press residence the benefit, your selection,” Fagan stated.
“They usually made an important selection.”
The Kangaroos additionally misplaced Ben McKay within the fourth quarter with a corked thigh after a heavy collision with Josh Walker meant he needed to be subbed for Aiden Bonar.
Brisbane journey to Geelong to face the Cats of their subsequent fixture.