GEORGE TOWN are out to make Blue Gum Park their fortress as they face Longford in a big game for the club.
After one win from one match at home, coach Allan O'Sign said the home game is a promising task for his team.
"We want to make Blue Gum Park hard to play at," O'Sign said.
"Longford stand in our way but we feel if we get our structure right and bring our competitive edge, then hopefully the result will go our way."
Despite their 63-point win last week, Longford are happy to be labelled the underdogs as they prepare to face George Town.
"All the hype has been about their recruits and it's always tough to face them at home," coach Beau Thorp said.
"They bring a good brand of footy and are professional so we are set for a good game."
Todd Crane may return for the Saints with the Tigers looking to stay unchanged.
Coming off what coach Brady Demeijer called the longest pre-season in the state, BRIDGENORTH are chomping at the bit for their clash against South Launceston.
Eager to see where they are at against the Bulldogs, Demeijer said facing the dominant side of the past five years is the ultimate test for his boys with his new recruits on show.
"We have Nick Milburn from East Devonport, Gary Shipton from Bracknell and Rohan Sergeant returning after a year off," Demeijer said.
South Launceston coach Aaron Viney is cautious of the trio, saying they add a fair bit of depth to Bridgenorth's line-up.
"I think they've beaten us four out of six times at Bridgenorth so they are tough to face at home. They'll be fit and firing, being their round one and we think they are going to be one to watch throughout," Viney said.
The Bulldogs have two changes through injury with premiership player Brad Tregurtha joining the side and ex-Longford player Brad Dodds to make his South senior debut.
Despite last week's win, HILLWOOD took a while to gel according to coach Nathan Lowe and is wary of upcoming opponents, Deloraine.
"I feel as their ladder position last year didn't show how well they were playing," Lowe said.
"They've got strong structure and we have to stop their run, their young side loves taking the game on."
Shannon Buller is out with a hamstring complaint with Mason Keane to replace him.
Labelling the clash as exciting, Deloraine coach Brad Powe is eager to see his young players go up against Hillwood.
"Last week was a good reward after a solid pre-season and it's been a while since we've won round one so that's a bonus," Powe said.
"For our young group, it's exciting for them to face people of the quality that Hillwood have recruited."
Trio Matt Mitchell, Matt Griffin and Adam Crawford will all miss through injury with Powe predicting three young players that have all done pre-season to come in.
Both suffering heavy losses in round one, ROCHERLEA host Bracknell to get onto the winners list.
Coach Andrew Cox-Goodyear was pleased with the first half before his side "fell apart" against the reigning premiers and describes the Bracknell clash as just another week.
"This is another week to practice our pre-season structures," Cox-Goodyer said.
"It's hard with four of our starting midfielders out, but the young blokes are stepping up to fill the void."
Bracknell coach Andrew Philpott didn't mince words when asked about the side's performance last week.
"We were far, far from where we needed to be," he said.
Focusing on playing more selfless football, the Redlegs could be hit with many changes with Matt Carlile, Glenn Dawson and Tom Broadhurst all potential inclusions for this important clash.