WARL ROUND 13 PREVIEW

By Justin Fris

 LIONS FACE ANOTHER AWAY TEST

 Since the midseason break, South Perth has lacked their typical killer instinct.

The Lions have been winning, but their rivals are beginning to match them for lengthier periods.

Taking one eye off the enigmatic Joondalup Giants and the Lions could suffer their first loss of the 2014 season.

But the real unknown is, which Giants team will show up on Saturday at Admiral Reserve?

Mesmerizingly creative at times, the Giants are prone to lapses in decision making when a game needs to be won.

With several teams looking over their shoulder for a finals place, nothing less than a win should be acceptable for the Giants.

WOBBLY WILLAGEE FACE LEGITIMATE TEST

Willagee face Rockingham in a must win game at Lark Hill on Saturday.

The Bears were simply lifeless in their 40-4 loss against North Beach last week.

Although attitude was positive, there was little polish in the attacking third and they lacked the creative play required to keep up with North Beach.

Yet down the road, Rockingham continued their mid season surge banishing cellar dwellers Kalamunda 38-10.

A Sharks win would see them join the mid table logjam for finals places, placing greater heat on the Bears.

If the Bears are to dominate this game, Sefita Lunaki must get the ball.

 

ROOSTERS TO ROAST BULLDOGS

Fremantle’s midseason revival should continue on Saturday at Ken Allen Field against bottom placed Kalamunda.

After their brave 23-16 to South Perth, the Roosters would expect to handsomely punish a tiring Bulldogs outfit.

The Bulldogs overall fitness and line speed was not up to scratch last week and improvement here is essential if they want to keep up with the Roosters.

A demoralising 38-10 loss to Rockingham last week knocked the Bulldogs back into last place, however if they can produce a few upset wins, this will see them all of a sudden back in finals contention.

A Roosters win would see them close to within a point of North Beach in second place.