Where and when: the Gabba, Saturday August 10, 4.35pm AEST 

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What it means for Brisbane: The Lions are locked with Geelong and West Coast at the top of the ladder and need to extend their seven-game winning streak to clinch that crucial top-two spot.

What it means for Gold Coast: Pride – pure and simple. The SUNS have lost 15 straight matches and would love nothing more than snapping that – and denting the dreams of their Queensland rivals – with an upset win over Brisbane.

The stat: SUNS defender Jarrod Harbrow currently holds the record as the player with the most QClash games to his name, having played in 16 out of a possible 17. Harbrow should take his total to 17 after this weekend and could extend his lead over Dayne Zorko (2nd with 14) who is in doubt to miss the match with a hamstring injury.

The match-up: The battle between Alex Sexton (No.168 on the Official AFL Player Ratings) and Noah Answerth (492) should be a beauty. Sexton is a clever goal-poacher who has snagged a career-high 35 majors this season. Answerth, fresh off a Rising Star nomination, is racking up the small-forward scalps in recent weeks, keeping Luke Breust and Sam Lloyd goalless in the past fortnight.

It’s a big week for: Gold Coast skipper Jarrod Witts plays his 100th game. The hulking ruckman has had a fabulous individual season – his first as co-captain alongside David Swallow – and would love to mark the milestone with a win

Big call: Witts to earn votes for the Marcus Ashcroft medal in his 100th.