THE RIVERINA Lions have not yet beaten semi final opponents Tuggeranong but they believe there’s no better time than Saturday to turn over a new leaf.
Bolstered with the addition of key midfielders Nic Keir and Ally Reid, the Lions will front up with a full-strength team.
“If our midfielders can get clean delivery to our forwards were going to kick a score that gives us a chance of winning,” Lions coach Dan Lloyd said.
Lloyd has the luxury of selecting from 25 players.
"We'll take our best squad in for the year so it's perfect timing really," assistant coach Julie McLean said.
Lloyd hopes to blind-sight Tuggeranong, a team they’ve met twice this season.
“We’ve never played with a full side against Tuggeranong; they have no idea what our side’s like,” he said.
Lloyd’s concerned that match fitness could let them down.
The Lions have played two games over seven weeks due to byes and forfeits, and with ground closures training has also been disrupted.
Considering a ladder adjustment bumped the Lions into second place, if they lose they have a second chance, playing the winner of the elimination semi final to qualify for the grand final.
“We’re playing to win, we believe we’ve got the talent to beat them,” Lloyd said.
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