Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide Power, live score, updates, stats, practice match, stream, how to watch

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HT score: Gold Coast 54-16 Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide’s day on the Gold Coast has gone from bad to worse.

After managing just one major in the first half, half-forward Sam Powell-Pepper was forced off late in the second quarter.

The 24-year-old clutched at his left hamstring as he contested a ball with Suns midfielder Alex Davies.

Powell-Pepper did not return as he hobbled over the boundary line.

He was not the only Port player to leave the field with an injury concern after Scott Lycett came off in the first minute of the third quarter with a left ankle issue.

Sam Powell-Pepper was forced off with a hamstring injury. Photo: Kayo SportsSource: FOX SPORTS

Young gun Davies, meanwhile, is pushing for a round one selection after a booming start to his pre-season match against Port Adelaide.

The 19-year-old kicked two goals in the opening quarter, the second from well outside the 50 after the quarter-time siren.

Davies was one of five first-quarter goal scorers, while Powell-Pepper was the lone goal scorer for Port.

Alex Sexton slotted a goal on the half-time hooter off a free kick. It was just the second goal of the quarter.

Meanwhile, former No.1 pick Matt Rowell is also looking impressive as he looks to put his injury woes behind him.

Alex Davies of the Suns celebrates a goal. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

FULL PREVIEW

Recruits Mabior Chol and Levi Casboult get their chance to replace injured Gold Coast star Ben King while a young Port Adelaide pair continue their pushes for Round 1 selection this afternoon. Live from 3pm EDT!

The Suns-Power practice match, and every practice match this week, is available exclusively live streaming on Kayo.

Scroll down for live updates and post-match analysis from the practice match, ahead of next week’s official pre-season games and Round 1 beginning on March 16.

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Recruited in the off-season from Richmond, the Suns will be hoping Mabior Chol can replace Ben King after the young forward’s season-ending injury, with ex-Blue Levi Casboult also named and in the mix to take King’s spot.

With the exceptions of Orazio Fantasia and Charlie Dixon, the Power have sent a healthy list up to the Gold Coast, with draftee Josh Sinn and 2019 draftee Jackson Mead both pushing hard for AFL debuts.

The match gets underway at Metricon Stadium from 3pm EDT, with four quarters of 27 and a half minutes (no time-on) to be played.

The Suns struck first with a goal to Izak Rankine, but the Power responded immediately with Sam Powell-Pepper nailing a shot running inside 50 after a pass from Travis Boak.

Suns squad: 1. Mabior Chol, 2. Rory Atkins, 4. Brandon Ellis, 5. Alex Davies, 6. Alex Sexton, 7. Nick Holman, 8. Brayden Fiorini, 9. Ben Ainsworth, 10. Charles Ballard, 11. Touk Miller, 14. Lachlan Weller, 15. Noah Anderson, 17. Oleg Markov, 18. Matthew Rowell, 19. Joshua Corbett, 20. Jeremy Sharp, 22. Izak Rankine, 23. Sean Lemmens, 24. David Swallow, 25. Samuel Collins, 26. Samuel Flanders, 27. Wil Powell, 30. Levi Casboult, 40. Joel Jeffrey, 44. Darcy Macpherson, 46. Caleb Graham, 49. Ned Moyle

Power squad: 1. Tom Jonas, 2. Sam Powell-Pepper, 3. Ryan Burton, 4. Todd Marshall, 5. Dan Houston, 6. Steven Motlop, 7. Xavier Duursma, 8. Josh Sinn, 9. Robbie Gray, 10. Travis Boak, 11. Jeremy Finlayson, 12. Trent McKenzie, 15. Karl Amon, 16. Ollie Wines, 17. Tom Clurey, 18. Zak Butters, 19. Mitch Georgiades, 20. Connor Rozee, 21. Aliir Aliir, 25. Sam Hayes, 26. Riley Bonner, 28. Willem Drew, 29. Scott Lycett, 31. Sam Skinner, 32. Sam Mayes, 33. Darcy Byrne-Jones, 34. Lachie Jones, 41. Jed McEntee, 44. Jackson Mead, 45 Martin Frederick

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