Get all of the latest information and watch every second of the game here live.
Where: Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns
When: Saturday July 12, 7.40am (BST)
Watch live: Click here to watch online with AFL Global Pass!
The loss of Gary Ablett for the rest of the AFL season leaves a massive hole in the Gold Coast side, but the young up-and-coming side still have enough talent to stay in finals contention.
Even without Ablett in the final quarter, the Suns were able to hold off Collingwood to record a five-point win at Metricon Stadium last week.
The Bulldogs come off a narrow loss to Geelong last Sunday in trying conditions, but escaped any injuries and will welcome back veteran Daniel Giansiracusa back into the line-up.
Whether the Western Bulldogs can recover from its taxing match in Geelong to mount a challenge in warm conditions in Cairns remains to be seen, but it should be a tight encounter.
Gold Coast should win this, but only just.
1. In the Suns’ comfortable win over the Bulldogs in round 10 at Metricon Stadium, key forwards Charlie Dixon and Tom Lynch booted four goals each, while Dion Prestia starred with 35 possessions.
2.Gold Coast is no stranger to Cazaly’s Stadium, having played in Cairns three times for two wins, both thrilling victories over Richmond.
3. The Suns are the equal best clearance side in the competition along with Greater Western Sydney, averaging 41.7 per game, while the Bulldogs are ranked equal fourth at 40.4 per game.
4. The Bulldogs continue to be the No.1 tackling side in 2014, averaging 76.1 per game. Tom Liberatore is the best tackler in the League with a total of 136, 17 more the second-ranked player, Tom Rockliff.
5. Star Suns captain Gary Ablett will be a huge loss; this season he is ranked fourth for kicks, first for disposals, fifth for handballs, fourth for inside 50s, first for contested possessions and first for clearances.
6. Ablett the No.1 player in the competition according to the AFL’s Official Player Ratings; in his absence, the Suns’ highest-ranked player is midfielder Dion Prestia, who is now at No.40 after starting the year at No. 93.