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AFL Trade Wrap: SUNS rating

12:24pm  Oct 21, 2016

SUNS TV: Jarrod Witts

3:48pm  Oct 20, 2016

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3:02pm  Oct 20, 2016

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Trade Period Report Card has gathered the media’s thoughts on Gold Coast’s trade period from across the country.

10:28am  Oct 21, 2016

Witts looking forward to reuniting with Rocket

Jarrod Witts’ relationship with SUNS senior coach Rodney Eade was a key factor in luring him to Metricon Stadium.

5:50pm  Oct 20, 2016

Very exciting time, says Ashcroft

The Gold Coast SUNS will enter next month’s national draft in Sydney with a war chest of early picks.

5:01pm  Oct 20, 2016

Transformations: Jesse Lonergan

Michael Whiting  February 24, 2016 1:17 PM

Young midfielder Jesse Lonergan will enter the season significantly lighter after shedding 5kg during the off-season.

Lonergan, 21, came to the SUNS just over three years ago as a powerhouse midfielder that made his living by bulldozing through contests.

But with the rotation cap to drop from 120 to 90, the SUNS decided he needed to drop weight from his 91kg frame to help improve his fitness and allow him to get around the ground better. It's meant a change of diet for the Tasmanian, with the SUNS essentially periodising his carbohydrate intake around heavy training sessions.

READ: Lonergan's year of learning paying strong dividends

The results speak for themselves as Lonergan has lost body fat but maintained lean muscle mass and kept his strength and power – elements that are so important to his game.

If Sunday's opening NAB Challenge match is any indication, it's worked - Lonergan collected 23 disposals (16 contested) and had 10 clearances to be his team's best and cement himself as a best 22 player.