The Lions have a 17-6 advantage in the Qclash, with Chris Fagan having begun his coaching stint in Qclash #13 in 2017 and enjoying a 10-1 run since then. His only loss was by five points in Round 5 2018, when the Lions just failed to chase down a 22-point deficit early in the last quarter. It’s 10-3 at the Gabba and 7-3 at Carrara.

Qclash Records

Most GamesDayne Zorko is the Qclash ‘King’, having played 20 of 23 games between the two clubs. Daniel Rich (19), David Swallow (18), and Jarrod Harbrow (17) are next on the overall list, with Ryan Lester set to play his 16th Qclash this week to move into third spot on the Lions list.

Most PossessionsDayne Zorko is also the all-time Qclash leading possession-winner with 417, from David Swallow (396), Daniel Rich (395), Tom Rockliff (371) and Pearce Hanley (351).

Most GoalsCharlie Cameron, with 25 goals in eight Qclashes, needs two goals this week to join ex-Sun Tom Lynch at the top of goal-kicking list. Dayne Zorko (20), Alex Sexton (18) and Eric Hipwood (17) complete the top five.

Brownlow VotesJarryd Lyons has polled most votes in Qclash football – 12. All for Brisbane. He got one vote in both games in 2019, three votes in both games in 2021, and three votes in Qclash #22 in Round 6 last year. Pearce Hanley has polled 10 votes – all for Brisbane. Tom Rockliff and Dayne Beams (9) are next, with Brayden Fiorini (7) the Suns leading vote-getter, ahead of injured Suns captain Touk Miller (6), Simon Black (6) and Gary Ablett (6).

Marcus Ashcroft Medal – Dayne Beams and Touk Miller head the winners’ list for the Marcus Ashcroft Medal, presented to the player judged best afield in games between the Lions and Suns. Each have won three. Gary Ablett, Pearce Hanley and Jarryd Lyons are the other multiple winners, while one-time winners have been Jared Brennan, Simon Black, Jonathan Brown, Matthew Leuenberger, Charlie Dixon, Tom Lynch, Mitch Robinson, Charlie Cameron, Lachie Neale and Zac Bailey.

Single-Game Records

Lions pair Tom Rockliff and Pearce Hanley had a day out with a combined 92 possessions in Qclash #8 at the Gabba in 2014. Rockliff’s 47 that day is the Qclash record, while Hanley’s 45 is next best from Brayden’s Fiorini’s career-best 41 for Gold Coast last year.

Ash McGrath has held the record for most goals in a Qclash since he kicked six in a beaten side in Q-Clash #1. On the same day Nathan Krakouer kicked five for the Suns. Since then Charlie Cameron and Zac Bailey have kicked six for the Lions and Jonathan Brown five. Charlie Dixon kicked six for the Suns, Tom Lynch kicked five goals three times, and Peter Wright kicked five once.

The Lions’ highest score in a Qclash is 22-12 (142) at the Gabba in 2017, and their biggest win was by 91 points at the Gabba in 2019. The biggest crowd for a Qclash was 27,170 at the Gabba in 2013.

Qclash Debutants

Six Lions have debuted in a Q-Clash – Bryce Retzlaff (2011), Jack Crisp (2012), Sam Mayes (2013), Billy Evans (2015), Reuben William (2016) and Noah Answerth (2019).