|First contested||7 May 2011|
|Number of meetings||6|
|Most recent meeting||13 April 2013|
|Next meeting||5 April 2014|
|All-time series (regular-season only)||Brisbane Lions 5 wins
Gold Coast 1 win
|Largest victory||Brisbane Lions – 65 points (21 April 2012)
Gold Coast – 8 points (7 May 2011)
The QClash is the name given to the Australian rules football rivalry match between the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns, who both participate in the Australian Football League (AFL). The first QClash was held in 2011, with Gold Coast winning by 8 points. The game established for the highest pay TV audience ever for an AFL game, with a total of 354,745 viewers watching the game.
The QClash was promoted by the league, the clubs and the football media as a name for the game, in similar terms to the other local derbies that exist in the AFL, such as the Western Derby and Showdown.
"We wanted a name that embodied Queensland, one that was unique and simple. We also wanted to reflect the big scale of the matches. Speaking to the coaches and players, there is no doubt that both teams want to win whenever we come together, and the QClash will be a real battle for state pride." - Brisbane Lions CEO Malcolm Holmes.
The medal for the player adjudged best on ground will be known as the Marcus Ashcroft Medal, named after Marcus Ashcroft, who played 318 games for the Brisbane Bears and Brisbane Lions between 1989 and 2003, and is currently a member of Gold Coast's coaching staff. He was the first Queenslander to play 300 AFL games.
The trophy awarded to the winner of the game is currently known as the "QClash Trophy".
|№||Date||Season||Rd||Home Team||G||B||Pts||Away Team||G||B||Pts||Ground||Crowd||Winner||Margin||Marcus Ashcroft Medal|
|1||7 May||2011||7||Gold Coast||18||16||124||Brisbane Lions||17||14||116||Brisbane Cricket Ground[note 1]||25,501||Gold Coast||8 Points||Jared Brennan (Gold Coast)|
|2||13 August||2011||21||Brisbane Lions||18||15||123||Gold Coast||8||13||61||Brisbane Cricket Ground||23,565||Brisbane||62 Points ||Simon Black (Brisbane Lions)|
|3||21 April||2012||4||Brisbane Lions||17||9||111||Gold Coast||6||10||46||Brisbane Cricket Ground||21,980||Brisbane||65 Points ||Tom Rockliff (Brisbane Lions)|
|4||21 July||2012||17||Gold Coast||5||18||48||Brisbane Lions||8||11||59||Metricon Stadium||16,550||Brisbane||11 Points ||Gary Ablett (Gold Coast)|
|5||13 April||2013||3||Gold Coast||13||14||92||Brisbane Lions||13||16||94||Metricon Stadium||12,961||Brisbane||2 Points||Jonathan Brown (Brisbane Lions)|
|6||6 July||2013||15||Brisbane Lions||17||14||116||Gold Coast||12||11||83||Brisbane Cricket Ground||27,170||Brisbane||33 Points||Matthew Leuenberger (Brisbane Lions)|
|№||Date||Season||Rd||Home Team||SG||G||B||Pts||Away Team||SG||G||B||Pts||Ground||Crowd||Winner||Score||Report|
|1||13 March||2011||NAB Challenge||Gold Coast||N/A||7||12||54||Brisbane Lions||N/A||17||19||121||Fankhauser Reserve, Southport||4,053||Brisbane||67 Point[s]|||
|2||25 February||2012||NAB Cup||Gold Coast||0||2||4||16||Brisbane Lions||0||2||6||18||Metricon Stadium||5,051||Brisbane||2 Point[s]||[note 2]|
|3||23 February||2013||NAB Cup||Gold Coast||0||3||6||24||Brisbane Lions||2||6||3||57||Metricon Stadium||7,847||Brisbane||33 Point[s]||[note 3]|
Most QClash Goals
|Jonathan Brown||Brisbane Lions||4||12||2|
|Harley Bennell||Gold Coast||5||10||3|
|Daniel Rich||Brisbane Lions||4||7||5|
|Ash McGrath||Brisbane Lions||4||6||1|
|Brent Staker||Brisbane Lions||2||5||3|
|Nathan Krakouer||Gold Coast||2||5||1|
|Aaron Cornelius||Brisbane Lions||3||5||5|
|Todd Banfield||Brisbane Lions||4||5||8|
|James Polkinghorne||Brisbane Lions||4||5||1|
|Jared Brennan||Gold Coast||6||5||6|
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