AFL Live Gold Coast Suns vs St Kilda Saints Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, match will be kick off at Metricon Stadium, Carrara, Queensland, Australia Saturday 11 April 2015 online, 19.20pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Suns will be hurting after their poor showing in round 1 against Melbourne and are looking to get 2015 track against the lowly Saints who did show a bit in round 1.
The Suns have added Tom Lynch, Seb Tape and Sean Lemmens whilst dropping Trent McKenzie and Daniel Gorringe with Matt Shaw suspended. They will miss Jaeger O’Meara for the whole season whilst Charlie Dixon is still out. The Saints will be without Leigh Montagna and Eli Templeton with Tom Curren and Jack Billings coming in.
The Suns rank last in possessions after round 1 but did excel in the clearances ranking 5th. Whilst the 12th-placed Saints finished third in contested marks and did keep GWS to just 187 kicks in round 1.
Tom Lynch v Luke Delaney – the Gold Coast spearhead is playing his first game for the year after being suspended in round 1. He has kicked eight goals in his last two games against the Saints. Delaney will be full of confidence after keeping GWS star Jeremy Cameron to just six touches and two goals in round 1.
St Kilda and Gold Coast have met seven times with the Saints leading 4-3. The Suns are 4-3 against the line vs St Kilda – having won three of their last four meetings. Gold Coast is 13-9 (14-8 at the line) at Metricon Stadium in the last two seasons – 7-4 (8-3 against the line) in 2014. St Kilda is only 1-13 (5-9 against the line) outside of Melbourne since the start of 2013. The Suns’ average winning margin at home last year was 35 points in their seven wins.
There’s no doubt new coach Rodney Eade would have lived up to his nickname, ‘Rocket’, during the week – giving his Suns a decent bake for their disappointing round 1 performance. The Suns have a great chance to bounce back against the Saints. They have a distinct home ground advantage having learnt how to play well in the tricky conditions, have four of the best five players in this game and need to get their season back on track.
Gold Coast Suns:
B Tape, May, Broughton
HB Saad, Thompson, Malceski
C Kolodjashnij, Ablett, Harbrow
HF Bennell, Lynch, Martin
F Garlett, Day, Swallow
FOLL Smith, Rischitelli, Prestia
I/C Sexton, Hallahan, Lemmens, Miller
EMG Gorringe, Matera, Hall
IN Lynch, Tape, Lemmens
OUT McKenzie, Gorringe, Shaw (suspended)
St Kilda Saints:
B Savage, Luke Delaney, Sean Dempster
HB Geary, Fisher, Newnes
C Shenton, Armitage, Steven
HF Lonie, Riewoldt, Sinclair
F Membrey, Bruce, Saad
FOLL Longer, Dunstan, Weller
I/C Schneider, Billings, Roberton, Curren
EMG Templeton, Acres, Wright
IN Billings, Curren
OUT Templeton, Montagna (knee)