RD 20 PREVIEW – WARL Smarter Than Smoking Premiership

By Justin Fris

South Perth Lions v Joondalup Giants – George Burnett Park
Willagee Bears v Rockingham Sharks – Webber Reserve
Kalamunda Bulldogs v Fremantle Roosters – Pioneer Park

For all game times got to http://nrlwa.com.au/fixtures/

 

STUTTERING LIONS TO ADDRESS FORM SLUMP

 South Perth will be hoping to avoid déjà vu on Saturday against Joondalup at George Burnett Park.

Despite missing players last week, no one could have predicted that Fremantle could brush the Lions aside so easily.

Last time these two sides met in June, Joondalup caused one of the biggest upsets in recent years.

Both sides would fancy their chances of victory, as their attacking capabilities are simply breathless at times.

With their rivals growing in confidence, it is time for the Lions to remind their fans why they are league leaders.

 

BEARS FACE TRICKY HOME FIXTURE

 Willagee must capitalise on recent good form and defeat Rockingham at Webber Reserve.

Despite dominating virtually every aspect of their game against North Beach, the Bears were left heartbroken on the scoreboard.

The Bears documented their improvement last week; they just need to maintain it for the rest of the season.

Rockingham would have been gutted to lose at Kalamunda last week.

Both sides should be keen to throw the football around and break each other’s defence along the wings.

 

ROOSTERS EYE STRONG FINISH

Fremantle would be licking their lips ahead of visiting Kalamunda at Pioneer Park.

With North Beach having the bye, the Roosters can place further heat on the top two.

Last time these two sides met, the Bulldogs were licked 58-8.

But the home faithful were rewarded for their patience, with their boys recording a stirring 40-34 win over Rockingham.

The Roosters should win quite easily, but the Bulldogs should display greater resistance on Saturday.