Not only did Gold Coast come away from Round 2 with a victory, the 22 who took to the field also managed to come away with a clean bill of health.

That means there is every chance the SUNS could face the Bulldogs with an unchanged line-up.

Should the Selection Committee opt for any changes then George Horlin-Smith could be one name strongly considered, provided he proves his fitness after suffering a back injury.

The NEAFL team’s practice match against Brisbane ended in defeat, however a number of players put in solid performances. 

Key position player Sam Day spent time at both ends of the ground due to injuries to others and adapted well to the different roles given to him. 

Ben King started in defence, before moving into the forward line and kicking two goals.

Aaron Young was on limited game time, however he was solid in both on-ball and forward roles as he made a successful return from injury. 

After playing all 22 games last year, Young will be doing everything he can to break back into the senior side.

Midfielder Will Brodie also made an impact during the NEAFL game and will be keen to earn a spot in the SUNS’ on-ball brigade.