Lions snare AFL Hawks’ free agent Birchall

Lions snare AFL Hawks’ free agent Birchall

Four-time AFL premiership player Grant Birchall will play for Brisbane next season after agreeing to join the club as an unrestricted free agent.

The 31-year-old had been offered a rookie contract by Hawthorn but will instead head north to reunite with Lions coach Chris Fagan.

Birchall played in the Hawks’ 2008 and 2013-15 premierships but has been ravaged by injuries, managing just eight games in the past three seasons.

Credit: AAP