Joe Daniher’s highly anticipated debut for the Brisbane Lions started out chaotic, with the key at the center of the action

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Joe Daniher’s highly anticipated debut for the Brisbane Lions got off to a chaotic start, with the key forward being at the center of the action at the Gabba

When Daniher faced the Sydney Swans on Saturday night, he started his 2020 season with an excellent goal at the start of the inaugural season

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After cleaning a loose ball within 50 and dodging Swans defender Dane Rampe, the 27-year-old scored a goal from a 45-degree angle to extend Brisbane’s lead to 18

Five-time premier Dermott Brereton said on Fox Footy: “Well played … he knew which side of Rampe was attacking him from and he worked him off the ball

“This is the kind of game you’d expect from a five-foot-nine, agile Rioli guy – not a guy who is two feet tall”

Daniher was again in the spotlight a few minutes later, but under less than ideal circumstances

After the former bomber scored a mark on the wing, Rampe wrapped his arms around Daniher, who responded quickly by throwing his elbow back and punching his opponent in the head

The referee immediately paid back a free kick reversal and reported Daniher on strike, much to his frustration

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Alastair Lynch of Brisbane said on Fox Footy: “It didn’t look too good live and we all understand that once you hit the head you will get into a lot of arguments so it was understandable that he was reported

“But I think he’s probably lucky that Dane Rampe’s head was really close to his arm and it became more of a bump

The lions and swans were tied at 8 a.m.4 (52) to 84 (52) at halftime at the season opener

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