The Brisbane Lions showed no mercy against its Queensland rival on Saturday afternoon, toppling Gold Coast by 73 points at the Gabba.

After an even first 10 minutes, the Lions ran riot, keeping the SUNS scoreless in the first half and winning 12.10 (82) to 1.3 (9).

The SUNS only goal came late in the third quarter via Jac Dupuy.

Craig Starcevich's team dominated all over the ground, starting with its engine room, as Emily Bates (21), Ally Anderson (29) and Cathy Svarc (20) racked up plenty of disposals and got their team going forward.

Bates won the QClash Medal for the best afield on the same day she went past 1000 career disposals.

While the highest scoring team in the league dazzled with his run and ball movement, the win was built on a ferocious intensity in the opening quarter.

Despite winning the disposal count by 27 in that term, the Lions still managed a barely believable 31 tackles as they swarmed and suffocated the stunned SUNS.

The lead ballooned from 21 at quarter-time to 42 at the half and 61 at the final change as Cam Joyce's team battled to move the ball past the centre circle.

The SUNS were best served by Lauren Bella who did well in the ruck against in-form Tahlia Hickie, and second-year midfielder Charlie Rowbottom.

Up next
Strap in for what should be one of the matches of the season next Sunday when Brisbane travels to Casey Fields to play Melbourne at 4.10pm AEST. Gold Coast heads north to play a home game against St Kilda at Mackay's Great Barrier Reef Arena on Saturday at 12.05pm AEST.

BRISBANE                  3.3       6.6       10.8     12.10 (82)

GOLD COAST             0.0       0.0        1.1        1.3 (9)

 Wardlaw 4, Bodey 3, Farquharson 2, Anderson, Smith, R.Svarc

Gold Coast: Dupuy

 Bates, Anderson, C.Svarc, Monahan, Wardlaw, O'Dwyer, Bodey

Gold Coast: Rowbottom, Bella, Darcy


Gold Coast: Nil

Reports: Nil

Crowd: TBC at the Gabba