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AFL NAB Challenge: Eagles v Suns

West Coast v Gold Coast 
Thursday 3rd March, 7:10pm AEDT – HBF Arena
West Coast have the highest expectations this season after making an appearance in the Grand Final last season, while the Gold Coast are still trying to be taken seriously after a year plagued by injuries.

West Coast – Chris Masten, Jack Redden, Sharrod Wellingham, Luke Shuey.
Gold Coast – Tom Lynch, Dion Prestia, Gary Ablett, Jaeger O’Meara.
Line-Ups
WEST COAST
1. Mitch Brown, 2. Mark LeCras, 3. Andrew Gaff, 5. Brad Sheppard, 6. Elliot Yeo, 9. Nic Naitanui, 11. Matt Priddis, 14. Liam Duggan, 15. Jamie Cripps, 16. Eric Mackenzie, 17. Josh J. Kennedy, 18. Xavier Ellis, 20. Jeremy McGovern, 22. Jonathan Giles, 23. Lewis Jetta, 24. Luke Partington, 25. Shannon Hurn, 26. Sam Butler, 27. Jack Darling, 28. Tom Cole, 29. Scott Lycett, 30. Jackson Nelson, 31. Will Schofield, 33. Josh Hill 35. Patrick McGinnity, 36. Fraser McInnes, 37. Tom Barrass, 39. Malcolm Karpany, 44. Jamie Bennell.
GOLD COAST
4. Jack Martin, 5. Jarrod Harbrow, 6. Alex Sexton, 8. Luke Russell, 11. Touk Miller, 12. Sam Day, 13. Callum Ah Chee, 14. Mitch Hallahan, 15. Dan Currie, 18. Trent McKenzie, 20. Henry Schade, 21. Jack Leslie, 23. Sean Lemmens, 26. Matt Shaw, 27. Clay Cameron, 29. Brayden Fiorini, 30. Peter Wright, 31. Keegan Brooksby, 32. Brandon Matera, 33. Aaron Hall, 34. Mackenzie Willis, 36. Josh Schoenfeld, 37. Jesse Lonergan, 39. Ryan Davis, 40. Tom Keough, 41. Jarrod Garlett, 42. Adam Saad, 44. Darcy Macpherson, 48. Seb Tape.
Recent Pre-Season History
Both West Coast and Gold Coast just won the one game in last year’s NAB Challenge, although West Coast’s win was against Carlton, and Gold Coast also had a draw.
2016 NAB Challenge Form
West Coast were humbled in the opening round by 100 points at the hands of Adelaide, while Gold Coast defeated Brisbane by 25 points.
Stats That Matter
Gold Coast kicked two goals in three of the four quarters in their opening game, and three goals in the other quarter. While West Coast did have a scoreless quarter in their opening game.
Who will win and why
They don’t really have the pre-season form to back it up, but West Coast are a much better team the Gold Coast. Especially when the Suns don’t have Gary Ablett Jr playing.
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