Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna says his young defenders have been studying for eight weeks but now face an AFL examination against Hawthorn this Sunday.
Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney says the AFL club's results will starting improving sooner than most expect.
Gold Coast ruckman Zac Smith will miss the rest of the AFL season with a knee injury.
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