Round 10 PREVIEW – Smarter Than Smoking Premiership

By Justin Fris


 Joondalup will be under no illusions ahead of their clash with Rockingham on Saturday at Admiral Park.

Although in good form of late, the Giants know they must keep on winning to ensure a finals appearance in 2014.

But no match is easy, and the Sharks have been serving it up to those higher up on the table.

The Giants dominated their clash with the Roosters last week, but their play was scrappy at times and must improve.

In order for a Sharks victory, they must sustain their application and not commit silly penalties with the game on the line.

Look out for Giants winger Ra Davis to have a big say on the outcome of the match with his suburb workrate around the ball carrier.



After being hammered by Willagee last Saturday, the last thing Kalamunda needs is to face North Beach at Charles Riley Reserve.

The Sea Eagles, who would be still smarting from their 30-6 loss to South Perth last week, will be out for redemption.

Taureen Sheahan has been a livewire for Beach this season and coach Ryan Gundry would be expecting him to burn the flanks against the Bulldogs line.

One of the hardest workers in the WARL is Bulldogs forward Tommy Te Ahuru. Irrespective of the final score, keep an eye on how he marshals the forwards out in the middle of the ruck.



 Easily the most important fixture of the weekend is between local rivals, Fremantle and Willagee.

The Bears are currently in 3rd position and are having a fantastic season, wowing the public with their honest, hardworking game style.

Hopefully the Roosters coaching staff have focussed on ball handling and catching the high ball at training; they need practice in this area badly.

Overall, the Roosters have the makings of a good side; they just need to eliminate unforced errors from their sets of six.

This contest has all the makings of a thriller and local sportfans should be encouraged to flock down to Ken Allen Field.