The Gold Coast SUNS has made three changes to the team to take on West Coast at Optus Stadium on Friday night.

Key forward Levi Casboult will miss the trip west due to the impending birth of his fourth child.

He has been replaced by Sam Day who comes in for his first AFL match of 2023.

Defender Ben Long has been ruled out with back soreness, with Mac Andrew coming into the side in his stead.

Sam Flanders has also been left out of the team, replaced by speedy forward Hewago Oea.

Last week’s substitute James Tsitas remains on the emergency list alongside Chris Burgess, Oskar Faulkhead and Alex Sexton.

One of those four will be named the AFL substitute one hour prior to first bounce on Friday night.

The match against West Coast gets underway at 8:40pm AEST and will be broadcast live on Fox Footy, Kayo and the Seven Network (check your local guide).