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AFL premiership no driver for Suns coach

  • AFL premiership no driver for Suns coach

    GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 11: Suns coach Rodney Eade looks on during the NAB Challenge AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on March 11, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

It's about the only thing missing in his distinguished AFL career but Gold Coast's Rodney Eade says winning an AFL premiership as a coach isn't what wakes him up in the morning.

Eade - a four-time premiership player with Hawthorn - will reach his 600th VFL/AFL game as a player or coach when the Suns host unbeaten North Melbourne on Saturday.

But the 58-year-old says coaching a team to a flag isn't a burning desire, he just enjoys the challenges of developing and growing players and has no plans to walk away from the game in the near future.

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