AFL 2014 Live Gold Coast Suns vs West Coast Eagles match will be kick off at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast,Sunday 31 August 2014 online, Time 13:10 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Eagles should know the equation of whether they’re a chance to make the eight on Sunday morning, whilst Gold Coast has missed its chance with a poor second half to the year but will want to go out on a high.
Trent McKenzie and Steven May will both have to pass fitness tests on their hamstring injuries if they are to play whilst Karmichael Hunt is a chance for a farewell game. For the Eagles, Scott Selwood, Elliot Yeo and Xavier Ellis are in contention to come back from injuries with Mark Hutchings a definite out with a hamstring strain. Expect Nic Naitanui to make a return after being a late withdrawal last weekend.
The Suns have lost five out of their last six games with their only win coming against a hapless St Kilda side. They’re only 3-9 since round 11. The Eagles, on the other hand, have won four of their last six to charge into finals calculations; including wins over Adelaide and Collingwood.
The Eagles were 35-points up at three-quarter time in round 13 before the Suns stormed back into contention with a six goal to one final term. West Coast managed to hang on by just three points with Josh Kennedy the hero, kicking seven goals. Matthew Priddis had 32 disposals whilst Jeremy McGovern chipped in with three goals. The Suns’ failed comeback was led by its midfield with Dion Prestia and Gary Ablett both having over 30 disposals whilst Tom Lynch and Charlie Dixon dominated up forward with three goals each.
West Coast have won all three games against Gold Coast by an average of 37-points. West Coast forward Josh Kennedy has kicked 16 goals in three matches against the Suns. The last three Eagles-Suns games totalled over 202 points. Gold Coast is 13-8 (14-7 at the line) at Metricon Stadium in the last two seasons – 7-3 (8-2 ATL) in 2014. The Suns are 1-10 (3-8 against the line) without Gary Ablett in the side. The Eagles are 3-6 (4-5 against the line) when playing away from Perth this year.
B Seb Tape, Rory Thompson, Kade Kolodjashnij
HB Sean Lemmens, Matthew Warnock, Greg Broughton.
C Jarrod Harbrow, Danny Stanley, Matt Shaw.
HF Michael Rischitelli, Tom Lynch, Harley Bennell.
F Jack Leslie, Clay Cameron, Brandon Matera.
Fol Sam Day, Jaeger O’Meara, Dion Prestia.
I/C Jack Martin, Alex Sexton, David Swallow, Jesse Lonergan
EMG Timmy Sumner, Henry Schade, Louis Herbert
In Matthew Warnock, Greg Broughton
Out Trent McKenzie (hamstring), Timmy Sumner (omitted)
B Adam Carter, Eric Mackenzie, Jamie Bennell
HB Shannon Hurn, Will Schofield, Sam Butler
C Chris Masten, Matt Priddis, Andrew Gaff
HF Josh Hill, Josh Kennedy, Patrick McGinnity
F Jack Darling, Jeremy McGovern, Jamie Cripps
Fol Nic Naitanui, Mark LeCras, Luke Shuey
I/C Scott Lycett, Blayne Wilson, Scott Selwood, Elliot Yeo
EMG Jacob Brennan, Dominic Sheed, Ashley Smith
In Nic Naitanui, Blayne Wilson, Scott Selwood, Elliot Yeo
Out Mark Hutchings (hamstring), Mitchell Brown (foot), Dean Cox (soreness), Dominic Sheed (omitted)