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Team Announcement: Round 6

Gold Coast have made two changes heading into the Round 6 clash against the Crows at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.

5:11pm  Apr 26, 2018

AFL.com.au's Team of the Week: Round 5

Gold Coast has had two players selected in AFL.com.au’s Team of the Week on AFL.com.au for round five.

2:56pm  Apr 26, 2018

AFL Fantasy Update: Round 6

A number of SUNS posted respectable scores on the weekend, but goldcoastfc.com.au have analysed a couple of standout performances.

10:44am  Apr 26, 2018

Rischitelli makes his senior return

goldcoastfc.com.au  July 13, 2017 6:20 PM

Team Announcement: Round 17 See who's in the squad to take on Collingwood on Saturday July 15

Michael Rischitelli will play his first AFL match in 12 months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

Senior coach Rodney Eade confirmed to reporters on Thursday the “heart and soul” of the Gold Coast SUNS would make his long-awaited comeback against Collingwood at Metricon Stadium this Saturday afternoon.

His last senior game was against Brisbane in the 2016 Round 16 QClash.

Rischitelli has featured for Stephen Daniel’s NEAFL team the past month, steadily building his match-conditioning and touch as he looks to reignite his 211-game career.

Pleasingly, he’ll be joined by a cavalry of returning SUNS, with former teammate Pearce Hanley and midfielder Aaron Hall also marking their return from respective hamstring injuries.

Champion playmaker Gary Ablett has been named in the final team sheet, but will require an additional fitness test on Friday before receiving the all clear. 

 

Round 17 AFL Premiership Team

B: J. Harbrow, R. Thompson, P. Hanley
HB:  T. McKenzie, S. May, A. Saad
C: M. Rischitelli, G. Ablett, M. Rosa
HF: J. Lyons, T. Lynch, C. Ah Chee
F: B. Ainsworth, P. Wright, J. Martin
FOLL: J. Witts, T. Miller, D. Swallow
INT: A. Sexton, S. Lemmens, J. Bowes, A. Hall

EMG: J. Lonergan, B. Fiorini, J. Scrimshaw 

IN: G. Ablett, M. Rischitelli, P. Hanley, A. Hall
OUT: R. Davis (omitted), J. Lonergan (omitted), B. Fiorini (omitted), D. Macpherson (omitted)