Brighton Renault Dewar Shield Match of the Round Preview - Round 13

· Dewar Shield
by Rugby Vic Media

The Brighton Renault Dewar Shield moves into Round 13 as Power House and Melbourne University battle it out for the fourth and final playoff spot at Albert Park. 

We caught up with both sides before their Round 13 clash to hear their thoughts on their sides preparations and what they believe the opposition will bring game day.

Power House - Cole Mooney

This is arguably the biggest game of the season so far in the Dewar Shield, with significant ramifications for the finals footy picture, have you approached preparation for this match in a different way or has it been business as usual this week?

Every game is a big game for us and we try to prepare as such. Business as usual.

How do you feel your side performed against Melbourne University in the first hit out between the two sides in Round 6?

Disappointing start and finish to the game with some good work in the middle stretch. We didn’t play to our capability.

What learnings did you take out of your Round 6 match against Melbourne University?

You cant switch off. We have to mentally stay engaged to our strengths.

What do you expect Melbourne University to bring to the match-up this time round?

Good set piece and a lot of energy that feeds their phase play.

Which players do you expect to fire for Melbourne University this weekend?

Declan Cox and Will Clift

Melbourne University - Craig Dickson

This is arguably the biggest game of the season so far in the Dewar Shield, with significant ramifications for the finals footy picture, have you approached preparation for this match in a different way or has it been business as usual this week?

Preparation has been pretty much the same as every week. Not changing much and just treating it as another game.

How do you feel your side performed against Power House in the first hit out between the two sides in Round 6?

As a team we played well, but coming in to the end of the season, anything can happen. No doubt Power House will have done their homework from the last game, so should be a tight, well-contested encounter.

What learnings did you take out of your Round 6 match against Power House?

They play a good brand of football, especially when they get good front-foot ball to play with -- we will be trying to slow that down on Saturday.

What do you expect Power House to bring to the match-up this time round?

We expect their set piece to be a threat and and we will need to put pressure on their No. 10 in order to blunt their attacking plays.

Which players do you expect to fire for Power House this weekend?

Greatest threats come from their Nos. 8, 10 and 12.

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