Where and when: Metricon Stadium, Saturday July 6, 2:10pm AEST
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What it means for Gold Coast: The SUNS will be hunting a fourth win for the season against the Tigers. It’s been a difficult couple of months for the SUNS without a win and there will be extra motivation for Anthony Miles and Corey Ellis coming up against their former side.
What it means for Richmond: The Tigers are back in the top eight after a win over the Saints on the weekend and will be looking to cement its place with another win this weekend on the road. Richmond has a challenging run in the three weeks after the trip to the Gold Coast with matches against GWS, Port Adelaide and Collingwood.
The stat: The last time the two sides met in 2018, the SUNS won the clearance count but conceded 10 goals from turnovers. After conceding a similar amount from the same source to Sydney on the weekend, it should be an area of focus for Gold Coast.
The match-up: Dustin Martin v Anthony Miles
Miles was a standout for Gold Coast in the loss to Sydney and will have a point to prove against the Tigers on Saturday. The 27-year-old was often held out of the Tigers’ midfield in his time at the club by Martin and he’ll have his first opportunity to go head-to-head with his former teammate this weekend. Both players are heavy clearance-winners so it should be a fascinating battle to see who comes out on top.
It’s a big week for: Corey Ellis
The unassuming defender has now played two AFL games in SUNS colours and will face his biggest challenge yet against his former team. He’ll have the job of containing Richmond’s dangerous forward line, most likely the small forwards in Daniel Rioli, Shai Bolton or possibly Jack Higgins if he earns a recall. Ellis has managed to find a fair bit of the football lately and will be wanting to do the same on Saturday.