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The Weekend Post - - Sport -

GOLD Coast host­ing the 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games was a boon for the re­gion but far from ideal for the Suns. The un­avail­abil­ity of Met­ri­con Sta­dium un­til June meant Gold Coast played its first nine games on the road, in­clud­ing “home” games in Perth, Bris­bane and China. The in­ter­rup­tion no doubt had an ef­fect on the team. Dew la­belled it a “dif­fer­ent chal­lenge” and one that he does not hope to or ex­pect to see again. The Suns won three of their first five games but lost 11 on the trot after that,

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