The Gold Coast SUNS will go into Sunday’s highly-anticipated VFL Preliminary Final with another strong lineup to take on the Southport Sharks.
20 AFL-listed players have been named, with three SUNS Academy players; Jared Eckersley, Marlin Corbett and Jed Foggo, listed on the interchange as top-ups.
A SUNS midfield consisting of Ned Moyle, Jack Bowes, Charlie Constable, James Tsitas and Sam Flanders will be looking to set the tone early against a strong Southport opposition.
2022 Frosty Miller medallist Chris Burgess enters the contest with 12 goals in the last three weeks and will be tough to stop in a forward line which also includes fellow tall Josh Corbett.
Meanwhile in defence the SUNS have plenty of experience with Rory Thompson returning to the side after being a late out last week, surrounded by reliable youngsters Jez McLennan and Mac Andrew.
The SUNS boast a 13-3 record against Gold Coast neighbours Southport, including nine of the past 10, and stretching back to prior battles in the NEAFL.
A dominant two-month stretch has seen the SUNS win eight games in a row, including a tight-fought battle against the Sharks four weeks ago where the SUNS got over the line by nine points.
The match, which gets underway at 1:10pm AEST at Fankhauser Reserve, with free entry and will be broadcast live on the Seven Network.
|B||44. D. Macpherson||16. R. Thompson||38. R. Nicholls|
|HB||36. E. Hollands||31. M. Andrew||43. J. McLennan|
|C||6. A. Sexton||21. J. Tsitas||20. J. Sharp|
|HF||26. S. Flanders||29. C. Burgess||37. O. Faulkhead|
|F||47. H. Oea||48. M. Conroy||19. J. Corbett|
|R||49. N. Moyle||3. J. Bowes||33. C. Constable|
|INT||45. S. Brock||42. P. Murtagh||56. J. Eckersley|
|54. M. Corbett||59.J Foggo|