Lions Ready To Rumble In The Jungle
- Thursday, 21 June 2012
Sat, 23 June 2012 2:10 PM
Head to Head
Played: 261 Subiaco: 136 Claremont: 124 Draws: 1
At Medibank Stadium
Played: 11 Subiaco: 8 Claremont: 3
Subiaco: L L L L W Claremont: W W W L W
Last Meeting – Round 8, 2012 at Medibank Stadium
Subiaco 14. 11 (95) def by Claremont 22.11 (143)
Subiaco will head into their match against Claremont with a double dose of confidence, according to Darren Rumble.
The Lions will take confidence from both their win over East Fremantle and also Claremont’s four losses this season, which has eroded their air of invincibility.
Claremont were the dominant team of the WAFL last season with just five losses across the season but have already lost four times in 2012.
East Fremantle, Swan Districts, Peel Thunder, East Perth the teams to have upset the flag fancies.
Darren Rumble said Subiaco believe they can mix it with the Tigers and cause an upset.
“I mean every team can have an off day, you can catch any team off their guard so I mean hopefully it’s the same for us this weekend,” he said.
“We know that we can compete with them for the majority of the game and if we stick with them and stick at it we’re definitely a chance.”
Three of Claremont’s losses have been by under three-goals the only blow out against East Fremantle who beat them by six goals in round two.
Rumble said stopping Claremont’s elite midfield and forward line were the keys to the Lions fortunes.
“We need to stop the amount of possession they get, they’re pretty good around clearances and have got some good outside players so stopping them would be good.”
“Also we’ll need to stop their forwards as well they’ve got some pretty dangerous forwards up there. Some of the best that I’ve seen since I’ve been playing.”
“I think if we can put some pressure on them so they don’t get the opportunity to run forward and win possession that and get it going forward I think that will go a long way to helping our chances as well.”
Subiaco went down to Claremont 14.11 (95) to 22.11 (143) in round 8 but were well in the contest until the Tigers blew the game open in the fourth quarter.
League bounce down 2:10pm, Reserves 11.40pm and Colts 9.30pm.