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The Gold Coast SUNS have come away from their inaugural AFLX campaign with one win and one loss at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

10:31pm  Feb 17, 2018

Dew Praises Club Environment

Just days away from his first assignment as Gold Coast senior coach, Stuart Dew says the club environment is the best it’s been since he came on board.

3:28pm  Feb 15, 2018

We’re going in the right direction: Sexton

Now going into his seventh year of AFL football, Alex Sexton knows 2018 isn’t going to be any easier than the rest.

1:30pm  Feb 15, 2018

AFLX: Players to watch

Josh Cheadle  February 13, 2018 12:58 PM

AFL 2018 Media - AFLX Media Opportunity

In just four days Gold Coast will head down to Sydney to contest the inaugural AFLX tournament at Allianz Stadium.

The SUNS will take on the Western Bulldogs and Sydney Swans, with a grand final spot up for grabs against rivals Brisbane Lions, Richmond or GWS Giants.

Gold Coast coaches have had the players testing out the new and exciting game over the past two weeks, with a final squad set to be announced on Wednesday. 

The non-stop action is seemingly suited to smaller, faster players but mobile key position players could also play a big role. 

We take a look at five players who could thrive at the Sydney leg of the AFLX tournaments.

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Touk Miller

The 21-year-old has come on in leaps and bounds over the last 12 months, and is now set to take on a bigger role in the SUNS' midfield in 2018. Miller is crafty with the ball in hand and will be able to use his explosive speed to great effect on the smaller field. After earning a place in the SUNS' leadership group last season, Miller would be a calming presence on the field.

Wil Powell

Gold Coast’s first selection in the 2017 draft, fans will be itching to get a glimpse of Powell this weekend at AFLX. The exciting 19-year-old from Claremont is quick, tough and skilful at ground level. He is still building up strength in his first pre-season but could be a valuable addition to the SUNS squad if selected.

Aaron Young

Coming across from Port Adelaide in the off-season, Aaron Young may get his first chance in a SUNS guernsey for AFLX. The 25-year-old would bring some experience to the table if selected and it could be the perfect opportunity to introduce him to the SUNS' new style of footy.

Peter Wright

With small and explosive players expected to dominate in AFLX, Peter Wright is an interesting selection. Should Stuart Dew opt to use a tall forward inside 50, Wright could be the man he goes to. It all depends on the game plan Dew wants to roll with, but don’t be surprised if we see the big man get the nod. 

Sam Day

SUNS coach Stuart Dew has already told the media he would select Sam Day for AFLX if fully fit. The big question; is he? Day has had a long rehab period after dislocating his hip and has recently commenced full training with the squad this pre-season. The defender offers versatility when he pushes up the ground and can kick a long ball but will need to convince Dew he is ready. 

AFLX tickets on sale now. Adults from $10.

Keep an eye on for squad announcement on Wednesday.