The 29-year-old did not play in the inaugural season of AFLW as she decided to focus on her commitments with the Australian Army but was drafted a year later to the Crows where she played six games.

Lugg has a long history with footy, winning a premiership with Swan Districts in Western Australia and represented Western Australia four times.

Rheanne was in the WA team that beat the Victorian team for the first time in 2015.

“We want great footballers at our Club but more importantly we want great people to continue building our strong culture here at the Lions,” Lions Women’s CEO Breeanna Brock said.

“We believe Rheanne can help us with this next season.

“She is already familiar with our girls, having played alongside Kate Lutkins in games for the Australian Army and Jess Wuestschner in WA.

“We can’t wait to have her up here to get started.”

The 2019 AFL Women’s Free Agency Period ended today with the first list lodgement due Friday, May 3.

Below are the players picked up in the Free Agency Period:

Hannah Burchell         Richmond (from Geelong Cats)
Mia-Rae Clifford          Fremantle (from Geelong Cats)
Melissa Kuys              St Kilda (from Collingwood)
Tilly Lucas-Rodd         St Kilda (from Carlton)
Rheanne Lugg            Brisbane Lions (from Adelaide Crows)
Jordann Hickey           Gold Coast Suns (from Melbourne)
Sally Riley                   Gold Coast (from Adelaide Crows)