Sunshine Coast Lightning vs Queensland Firebirds, Round 3, 2019. Nicknamed ‘The Battle of The Bruce’ (in reference to The Bruce Highway that joins the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane), the always highly anticipated Queensland derby between Sunshine Coast Lightning and the Queensland Firebirds is one game that never disappoints. Although technically a Lightning home game, ongoing construction at their home-base at University of the Sunshine Coast forced Lightning fans to make the trek to Boondall Entertainment Centre in Brisbane. And trek they did! Lightning fans appeared in droves – ready to cheer on their team.