Dayne Beams has opened up on the toughest time of his life following the passing of his father

DAYNE Beams stood in front of his Lions teammates this week and bared his soul in the hope one day it may help one of them who was experiencing tough times.

Beams has grown incredibly in his time at the Lions from what he happily concedes was “a ratbag” in his early days at Collingwood to a captain who cares deeply about his club and teammates.

He said he hoped that showing the grief he was feeling over the passing of his father Philip earlier this month and his willingness to speak openly may have a positive effect on the younger Lions.

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