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Collins facing AFL challenge against Cats

Life isn’t about to get any easier for Gold Coast defender Sam Collins when the Suns host AFL ladder-leaders Geelong on Saturday.

Collins has endured a couple of days to forget against opposition key forwards in the Suns’ past two matches with West Coast’s Jack Darling booting six goals at Metricon Stadium a fortnight ago and Jack Gunston’s five-goal haul in last weekend’s loss to Hawthorn.

The big Sun won’t get a reprieve this weekend against the Cats with either Jeremy Cameron or Jack Hawkins to contend with.

Cameron is second in the Coleman Medal race having kicked 56 goals in his second season with the Cats while Hawkins is on 54 for the season.

With Geelong effectively one win away from securing the minor premiership, the potent Cats’ forward line is going to be eager to fill their boots against a Suns team whose already-slim finals hopes were extinguished against the Hawks.



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