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Gold Coast Suns
Gold Coast Suns
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The Gold Coast Suns will unveil top two draft picks Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson in front of their home crowd when they take on the Geelong Cats at Metricon Stadium in their first Marsh Community Series match tonight. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:40pm (AEDT).
After another wretched season in 2019 saw them finish last and lose their final 18 games, the Suns will feature plenty of fresh faces in this year’s pre-season, as Stuart Dew tries to turn things around.
Alongside Rowell and Anderson, premiership Tiger Brandon Ellis and former Adelaide midfielder Hugh Greenwood will play their first games in orange, while the match marks a homecoming for inaugural Sun Zac Smith, who played the last four seasons at the Cats before being traded back to the Gold Coast.
Meanwhile, the Cats will be without captain Joel Selwood as he recovers from off-season hamstring surgery. Last year’s preliminary finalists have a number of new faces themselves, most notably much-maligned former Crow Josh Jenkins in the forward line.
First bounce: 7:40pm (AEDT)
Venue: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
TV: Fox Sports
Online: Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Odds: Suns $4.00, Cats $1.25
Gold Coast Suns line-up
B: 35 Connor Budarick, 46 Caleb Graham, 13 Jack Lukosius
HB: 3 Jack Bowes, 25 Sam Collins, 38 Jesse Joyce
C: 4 Brandon Ellis, 21 Hugh Greenwood, 15 Noah Anderson
HF: 6 Alex Sexton, 12 Sam Day, 9 Ben Ainsworth
F: 24 David Swallow (c), 34 Ben King, 44 Darcy MacPherson
R: 32 Zac Smith, 11 Touk Miller, 14 Lachie Weller
I/C: 7 Will Brodie, 18 Matthew Rowell, 23 Sean Lemmens, 29 Chris Burgess, 30 Peter Wright, 31 Jordan Murdoch, 37 Jeremy Sharp, 43 Jez McLennan
Geelong Cats line-up
B: 24 Jed Bews, 46 Mark Blicavs, 39 Zach Guthrie
HB: 44 Tom Stewart, 7 Harry Taylor, 2 Zach Tuohy
C: 34 James Parsons, 35 Patrick Dangerfield (c), 6 Jordan Clark
HF: 32 Gryan Miers, 26 Tom Hawkins, 23 Gary Rohan
F: 45 Bradley Close, 17 Esava Ratugolea, 11 Josh Jenkins
R: 28 Darcy Fort, 29 Cameron Guthrie, 30 Tom Atkins
I/C: 1 Rhys Stanley, 4 Gary Ablett, 10 Ben Jarvis, 12 Cooper Stephens, 18 Charlie Constable, 19 Quinton Narkle, 21 Jacob Kennerley, 25 Lachie Henderson