Tweed Coast Tigers players Anthony Pope, Shayne Shallie, John Cassidy and Ben Kelly are keen to continue their dominance over the Swans.
Tweed Coast Tigers players Anthony Pope, Shayne Shallie, John Cassidy and Ben Kelly are keen to continue their dominance over the Swans. Blainey Woodham

Swans and Tigers meet for rematch

THERE will be no love lost between the Tweed Coast Tigers and Lismore Swans when the sides meet in a grand final rematch today.

The Tigers easily accounted for the Swans in round one by 51 points at Tigerland, Pottsville, and are currently sitting atop of the Summerland League table as the only undefeated side, while Lismore are in fourth position.

The teams don't like each other, but love playing against each other.

“We love playing Lismore. The two clubs have developed a strong rivalry since we beat them in the 2010 grand
final,” captain Jai Purcel said.

“We have been working hard on our fitness and skills as a team, and we are very determined to bring home the points in Saturday's clash.

“In the past these games have been fiery, with a lot of passion and we don't expect it to be any different tomorrow.”

For the Swans this will be their first home game of the season because of ground closures due to recent wet weather, but now the sun is shining and the grounds have dried up, they will be looking to upset the champs on their home turf.

The Tigers are coming off an easy win against Nimbin and are looking forward to the challenge of playing Lismore on the bigger ground, which should allow the Tigers to play their brand of tough, running football.

With several star players returning this week, including onballer Jimmy Walle and giant ruckman Nathan Wilson, the Tigers have trained well in preparation for the clash.

The Tigers will be without backman Josh Edwards (injury) and John West (holidays), but are confident of having the playing depth to cover them.

The game starts at 2pm at Mortimor Oval, Lismore.