Gold Coast are making no secret of their determination to remind fellow AFL expansion outfit Greater Western Sydney who is the big brother.
The Giants head north for Saturday’s clash between the competition’s new boys with just one win separating them on the ladder.
While the Suns sit in eighth after last weekend’s win over Melbourne gave them a 3-2 record, the Giants have already matched their best number of wins for an AFL campaign with two after just five matches of their third season.
And the Suns are keen to ensure they put the Giants in their box and continue a dominant run of three straight wins over them since the Giants caught their rivals cold in the first meeting of the expansion outfits in Canberra in 2012.
“Being the newer clubs in the competition we would like to stamp our mark on them,” Suns midfielder Jarrod Harbrow said.
“Obviously GWS has proven that, with the Swans in round one, that if they’re on their game they can match it with anyone.
“It’s definitely not a pencilled-in win for sure.
“It’s building a healthy rivalry between us but we’re going to go out and attack them as we would any other team.”
Harbrow believes the Suns have the defence to keep the Giants’ highly-rated tall forwards quiet.
He’s backed Steven May and Rory Thompson to come out on top against GWS stars such as Jonathan Patton and Jeremy Cameron.
“Maysie’s shown that he can play on those type of lads. Rory Thompson can play on most talls and his agility for a big lad is pretty good too,” he said.
“We’ve definitely got the players that can cope with them and go with them.”