"Bring it on."
That's the message from Tigers' skipper Jem Nueman ahead of their "tough" final month in the AFL Central West competition as teammates from last weekend's representative fixture are set to go head-to-head in Bathurst.
The Tigers line up against the Bushrangers on Saturday, the first of two times the side meet in the last four weeks of the season, and Neuman said the Tigers who'd gone to Shoalhaven had picked up bits and pieces to try and understand their opposition.
"They've got some great players in the Bushies, we'll be looking to mark some of their key players," Nueman said, indicating Beth Durham's work in the forward line would be a crucial part of splitting the sides.
Durham kicked three goals in the representative fixture and has starred all season, but the Tigers' midfield, which while missing vice-captain Erin Naden has arguably the best in the competition.
But Nueman knows it will be a tough challenge to take down the club which won every women's flag until 2018.
There's so much to learn from all the girls in the CW, learning some of the skills some of the teams have done together.Tigers' skipper Jem Neuman
"Bathurst is a quality opposition, it should be a really good game and we've obviously won against them so far this season but it'll be a good head-to-head," she said.
She loved the representative fixture, too, saying it was a "great opportunity" for the competitions best to come together.
"There's so much to learn from all the girls in the CW, learning some of the skills some of the teams have done together," she said.
"We absolutely want to go back, we all played together pretty well considering we only had two training sessions to get together as a team so we're determined to head back next year and get the win and hopefully maybe bringing one of those carnivals to Bathurst."
Orange Tigers take on Bathurst Bushrangers from 12.30pm at George Park Oval. The men's side has the bye.
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