The Gold Coast SUNS have one inclusion to the team to take on the Brisbane Lions in the QClash match on Anzac Day Eve.

Connor Budarick has been named in the final side and will play his first AFL game since injuring his ACL in Round 2 of last season.

Budarick has been in hot form at VFL level this season, averaging 21 disposals from his three games in the backline.

Coming out of the side is Alex Davies, who remains as an emergency for the match at Metricon Stadium.

Rory Atkins, who was activated as the medical sub late in the game last week, will also be an emergency alongside Chris Burgess and Jeremy Sharp.

One of those four will be named as the medical substitute on Sunday shortly prior to the first bounce.

It will be a milestone game for Stuart Dew, who this week becomes the longest-serving Senior Coach for the Gold Coast SUNS at 89 Toyota AFL Premiership games.

The match against Brisbane on ANZAC Day Eve will also include a commemorative service pre-game.

The SUNS will be wearing specially designed ANZAC guernseys which will be up for auction following the match, with all proceed going towards’ the SUNS’ ANZAC Appeal.

First bounce is at 4:10pm, with the match being broadcast on the Seven Network (check your local guide), Fox Footy and Kayo.

Round 6 Team:


27. Wil Powell

25. Sam Collins

23. Sean Lemmens


14. Lachie Weller

10. Charlie Ballard

50. Jy Farrar


8. Brayden Fiorini

11. Touk Miller

4. Brandon Ellis


9. Ben Ainsworth

30. Levi Casboult

22. Izak Rankine


41. Malcolm Rosas Jnr

1. Mabior Chol

7. Nick Holman


28. Jarrod Witts

18. Matt Rowell

15. Noah Anderson


35. Connor Budarick

19. Josh Corbett

17. Oleg Markov


24. David Swallow



2. Rory Atkins

29. Chris Burgess

5. Alex Davies


20. Jeremy Sharp