The Bulldogs got over the line to clinch a spot in the big dance after a two point win over Melbourne at Whitten Oval last Friday.

The Match Review Officer, Michael Christian, decided she was out of the final after she brought Demons defender Harriet Cordner to the ground in the last quarter.

Cordner’s head hit the ground, however still managed to see out the game. However, as Christian deemed it a slinging motion, the Dogs are now without their captain.

Brennan was confident they could get the job done without her.

“I think it’s the beauty of our team, I know they don’t need me out there and they’ve proved that before,” Brennan said on Monday.

“We’ve got so many capable players this year that all 30 of us are out on the team or not are play a really significant role in producing our game plan and I guess the success we’ve had so far. 

“Everyone just brings their weapons on the day and everyone contributes to this great culture and team we’ve had.”

The Bulldogs will be looking to thwart Brisbane’s hopes of a second-time-lucky, after they fell at the final hurdle at home after finishing first in the inaugural AFLW season.

Speaking before the decision was made, the 25-year-old felt there was no malice in her tackle.

“It would be absolutely devastating (to miss out), you just have to wait and see, I think what’s done is done and on review, it was a really heated contest,” Brennan said on Monday.

“There was an enormous amount of tackles out there and it was our game plan to apply a lot of pressure and a lot of forward pressure which is what we pride ourselves on as forwards. 

“It was an accident and I apologise to Harriet and hopefully I’ll be out there with the girls.”