WEDNESDAY night's QCLash might be the most anticipated in history.
While Brisbane heads into the clash as strong favourites, the young Suns are quietly putting together a very impressive season and they'll be desperate to get one over their rivals.
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Gold Coast lost to the Lions twice last year by a combined 140 points, but the 2020 Suns are a different beast and with a raft of impressive youngster they are more than capable of springing a surprise.
The Lions are also missing gun defender Harris Andrews, who will be out for at least a month with a hamstring injury, and Grant Birchall, who has been managed.
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One-gamer Jack Payne comes in to fill the key post down back, while Chris Fagan has also opted for Archie Smith to provide support for Oscar McInerney in the ruck against Sun Jarrod Witts.
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The Lions simply must win to keep pace with ladder-leader Port Adelaide and stay on track for an all-important top-two spot.
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Gold Coast has made no changes to the side that demolished North Melbourne last start.