In the aftermath of a 30-point victory over the previously unbeaten Carlton side, was exactly the response Stuart Dew and his coaching group were looking for, following a lacklustre outing against Greater Western Sydney eight days earlier.

"It was a good process, good acknowledgement of where we were poor last week and went about our business today and across the board, not relying on too few," Dew said.

"I still think we leave a few goals out there we could get some connects on, but to be fair, good to get the result."

He said the challenge was now to back it up against St Kilda.

“We’ll coach hard and know that our players will get to work hard.”

“We'll be aligned around that's the brand we want to play, so how do we replicate that?

One of the shining lights for the SUNS side was the emergence of exciting small forward Malcolm Rosas Jnr after an electrifying three goal game.

“Mally has worked really hard and his last month in particular has been outstanding, it’s great reward for him.”

“He’s definitely playing next week.

“The VFL is a really important competition for development and you want players coming in, in form and form isn't one good game, it’s built over multiple weeks.”

Jack Lukosius left the field late in the match hobbling with what appeared to be a knee injury but Dew said the club would wait on scans before determining next steps.

"No information yet as to what his medical condition is like," Dew said.

"Fingers crossed that it's not too bad and he can play soon.

"A quick fly-by from the physio at the end there and he said we'll get a scan and let you know, but that won't happen until tomorrow or the next day."