Suns lose historic match in Shanghai

The Gold Coast Suns have narrowly avoided their lowest ever score since entering the AFL, after going down to Port Adelaide in China on the weekend.

There was a capacity crowd of 10,118 for the epic game, with extra cushions laid out on concrete steps to accommodate more people.  Security was tight too with special drones flying overhead to prevent unauthorised aircraft from entering airspace above JiangWan Stadium.

But despite all the preparations, Power hammered the Suns 16.14 (110) to 4.14 (38).


The conditions were mild with temperatures in their 20’s and air quality was pretty good.

Nevertheless the Gold Coast side was not able to back-up from last round’s win over Geelong.

The loss also comes amid controversy surrounding the decision by the Suns to wear their home colours of red and yellow amid claims they were too close to the colours on the Chinese flag.  But they won the right to wear their home jersey, but it would now seem it did not help get them across the line this time.