Power ready for aggressive Tigers

15 October 2020 20:10:35 GMTPlus11

Port assistant coach Michael Voss says the Power's young guns are ready for a physical encounter with Richmond and will be up to the task.

Much has been made of the Tigers aggressive brand of football heading into Friday night's preliminary final and their coach Damien Hardwick has promised the same again.

However Voss is not too concerned. He says Port are expecting nothing else and is confident the Power players will be able to mix it with the like of Tigers forward Tom Lynch.

"We would expect nothing else from Richmond. They're a seasoned group, they've been here before, they've got a style they’ve committed to for the better part of four years and it's been really effective for them," Voss said ahead of the game.

"For us, we've evolved in that space and we've also become really reliable in that area. We expect there's going to be a fiery clash and the contest will be really strong.

"That's what finals are all about. We'll get our turn, but we're also going to have to absorb at times as well."

Port are involved in their first preliminary final since 2014 and are hoping to go all the way and win the flag after finishing the home and away season as minor premiers.

Port are set to welcome back Xavier Duursma after he was cleared to play following concussion, while Voss is also hopeful key forward Todd Marshall will also be available.

Marshall picked up a shoulder injury in the win over Geelong but the extra week off has given him the time to recover.

Port are priced at 77/100 to beat the Tigers, who are 11/10.

The Power are 5212/1 to win the grand final.

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