AFL

Gold Coast Suns

Scott says Roos can move it up a notch

Jack Martin of the Suns is tackled by Brent Harvey of the Kangaroos.

Brent Harvey hasn't lost too much speed, if any, after 413 games, but according to North Melbourne coach Brad Scott, he was "filthy" after the game. In the third quarter, he'd been burnt, chasing Gold Coast Suns defender Adam Saad out of defence.

Football should count its blessings after Q-clash crunch

The bump that landed Steven May in hot water.

The two luckiest men in the AFL are Brisbane's Stefan Martin and Gold Coast's Steven May. May is lucky because he is facing just five weeks on the sidelines. Martin is lucky not only because he's passed concussion tests and looks like he'll be fit to take on the Bulldogs this weekend. He's lucky to be available again, period.

Leppitsch treads carefully on shirtfront incident

Stefan Martin of the Lions and Steven May of the Suns collide.

Justin Leppitsch tried to choose his words carefully. "I'm not here to hang anyone," the Brisbane Lions coach said. He was speaking of Steven May, the Gold Coast Suns defender who had brutally ironed out his ruckman, Stefan Martin, close to half-time.

Brisbane Lions take QClash by 13 points

Callum Ah Chee of the Suns is tackled by Claye Beams of the Lions.

The AFL loves local rivalries. Sometimes the animus is real, between both clubs and fans, and goes back decades or even a century. More recently, as the game has expanded, rivalries between new teams are softer, and need a little geeing-up.