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Round 21 Preview Claremont v South Fremantle

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:21 PM
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Claremont will aim to keep their finals chances alive when they host second-placed South Fremantle at Claremont Oval on Saturday.

The Tigers mauled Perth by 99 points last round to record their seventh win of the season and close to within one game of the top five, while the Bulldogs have won their last seven games.

Claremont midfielder and running machine Ryan Neates is set to play his 100th game, while Charles Le Fanu is set to play his 50th game.

WHERE AND WHEN:

Claremont Oval, Saturday, August 12, 2.15pm.

Reserves: 11.30am.

Colts: 9.00am.

TV AND RADIO:

Can't make it to the game? Tune into HFM (107.3FM) for LIVE coverage.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Played: 269.

Claremont: 123.

South Fremantle: 144.

Draws: 2.

LAST TIME THEY MET:

Round 16, 2017, Claremont 10.6 (66) def by South Fremantle 14.7 (91) at Claremont Oval.

TALKING POINTS:

  1. A win for Claremont, combined with losses for East Perth and West Perth, will see the Tigers replace the Royals in the top five.
  2. Battle of the ruckmen. Mitch Andrews, who sat out the mauling of Perth, will go head-to-head with Bulldogs’ big man Brock Higgins, who is set to play his 100th game, in a match-up between two fierce competitors who will aim to give their teammates first use of the ball and provide a presence around the ground.
  3. With the Tigers one win outside the top five with just three rounds remaining, the club encourages the Tiger army to fill Claremont Oval and cheer the team to victory.