Nichols Building Team Announcement: BIG inclusions for game against the Sharks

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 8:42 AM

This Saturday, Subiaco will take on East Fremantle at Leederville Oval, with bouncedown at 2.30pm

Hayden Kennedy and Angus Litherland return from their respective injuries to clash with East Fremantle.

Final team announcement via WAFL website at 5pm tonight.

Ones to Watch:

With Kyal Horsley returning last weekend from a long injury lay-off, the Lions will be hoping for another strong showing from the star on-baller. The Subi star picked up 23 disposals and four inside 50’s last weekend against Perth. The midfield bull loves the big occasions and tends to stand up more often than not when his team needs him. Lions fans need to look no further than last season’s finals series, which saw Horsley average 26 disposals and over 10 tackles per game, while claiming yet another club best and fairest award.

Angus Litherland is a huge inclusion for the Lions this weekend, making his return from an injury that has seen him sidelined since the Round 4 clash with South Fremantle. The 2019 Premiership star and ex-Hawthorn defender will be a welcome inclusion for a Lions outfit brimming with confidence as it continues to push for yet another Premiership. 

Star midfielder Ben Newton was at his dominant best last time these two sides met. Newton was everywhere on the day, collecting 26 disposals, delivering the ball inside-50 eight times and kicking two goals of his own. The Lions will be hoping for more of the same this weekend as they hope to continue their winning form. 

There will be a huge battle in the ruck department this weekend between ex-Fremantle Docker Jonathon Griffen and reigning Sandover Medallist Lachlan Delahunty. Delahunty will look to run Griffen all over the ground and wear him down as the contest goes on, while Griffen will be looking to gain an advantage in the ruck contests around the ground. With both sides sporting a strong midfield contingent, the big men will be looking to give their ball-users the advantage at stoppages.  

Rowen Powell was important on his return from injury last weekend against Perth. The hard-running wingman took a team-high five marks for the match to go with 13 disposals. Expect Powell’s form to continue on an upward trajectory as he regains match fitness from a long injury layoff. He provides an important link between the arcs and his teammates love having the ball in his hands.