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AFL: Suns coach Stuart Dew backs Sam Collins

There was no chance of Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew not backing his defender Sam Collins following suggestions of illegal tactics.

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew has leapt to the defence of Sam Collins after comments from Western Bulldogs mentor Luke Beveridge led to suggestions of foul play from the Suns defender.

Following the Bulldogs’ 19-point weekend win over the Suns in Ballarat, Beveridge said he had to be “really careful” in giving his opinion on why his player Aaron Naughton had a quiet second-half.

“He’s been so dominant and then there were reasons why he wasn’t in the second half,” Beveridge said of forward Naughton.

It was speculated those “reasons” included Collins making illegal off-the-ball body contact with Naughton.

However, Dew said Beveridge’s comments should not cast aspersions on Collins.

“It’s been magnified, to be fair – I don’t think…




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