His side's beaten Bulldogs once this year and even though he admits the minor premiers have every right to be confident, Orange Emus skipper Joel Urban is certain his greens can taste victory against the Bathurst side in Saturday's Blowes Clothing Cup second grade grand final.
Emus are the only side to have beaten Bulldogs this season, that 21-8 victory came back in round nine at Endeavour Oval and is reason for confidence, Urban says.
Although, he's very aware it'll be much tougher in a grand final and much tougher at Anne Ashwood Park too considering Emus lost both regular season encounters at Bulldogs' kennel.
"People can call us underdogs and we are, they can call us whatever they want really, but I'm certain we can beat them even if the win we had over them didn't come at Anne Ashwood Park," Urban said.
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"Playing down there it is going to be a big challenge because they seem to grow an extra leg when they're at home but we'll have a big crowd of supporters there with us as well, but I think it's a challenge we'll be up to, there'd be nothing sweeter than beating them down there.
There is absolutely no reason we can't go down there and get the job done.Emus skipper Joel Urban
"We'll just need to get training this week and put in the hard yards for one more week and fix up those little areas we can, but with the side we've got here there is absolutely no reason we can't go down there and get the job done.
"But yeah, of course Bulldogs will be favourites, they won the minor premiership and they're a strong side so they deserve the right to be confident too, we would be in their shoes."
Urban went on to say his side has built plenty of confidence in recent weeks anyway after taking the hard road to the decider and being forced to bounce Orange City and then Dubbo Kangaroos out in elimination finals.
"Our confidence is pretty high after the last two weeks playing elimination finals and winning them well," Urban said.
"That's something we're really taking from those two victories, they were tough games and I think we're definitely battle-hardened from them but we also didn't just scrape through either, we got in the grind, won the arm wrestle and then put two good sides away."
The second grade decider will kick-off at 1.35pm at Bathurst's Anne Ashwood Park.
- ORANGE EMUS: 1 Cody Perrot, 2 Tom Goolagong, 3 Keith Howarth, 4 Pete Brus, 5 Harry Hamilton, 6 Al Hattersly, 7 Jack Marchington, 8 Joel Urban, 9 Louis Carr, 10 Matt Campbell, 11 Mitch Weekes, 12 Dave Joseph, 13 Harry Cummins, 14 Derek Thompson, 15 Scott Hubbard.
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