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Dew pleased with SUNS' response

Gold Coast senior coach Stuart Dew spoke of his side's desperation to get the win, also highlighting Touk Miller's match-winning performance.

9:56pm  Apr 22, 2018

SUNS hold on for gripping QClash win

Gold Coast has hung on to win a gripping QClash by five points against Brisbane on Sunday night with some final minute defensive heroics nabbing them a third win of the season.

7:56pm  Apr 22, 2018

QClash clearance battle is key

Both Brisbane and Gold Coast have excelled around stoppages so far this season, and winning the clearance battle will be crucial.

10:39am  Apr 22, 2018

Fantasy Stocktake: Brandon Matera

Tim Roman  April 19, 2017 4:10 PM

Hands up who predicted Brandon Matera (FWD, $455,000) would be the AFL's highest averaging forward after four rounds this year?

Yes, the sample size is just two games, but the Gold Coast goalsneak has certainly put in a Fantasy fortnight to remember, torching the Hawks and the Blues for a collective 245 points. 

The question is whether Matera can keep it going against the Crows this week. The stats say you can expect a dip, but not enough of one to rule him out. 

Matera averages a respectable 73 at Metricon Stadium, and 68.3 against the Crows. His projected score is 78 this week, which in itself would deliver a healthy $32,000 price rise straight up.

His best season was 2015 where he averaged 70.7 over 19 games – that year he started slowly before coming home with a bang to deliver four scores over 85 in the final six rounds. 

The best strategy might be to bring him in this week, and trade him out at the completion of round eight when the SUNS have their bye after their trip to Shanghai to play the Power.