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SUBIACO has stamped its authority on the WAFL competition in a thumping 118point victory over East Perth in the opening round at Leederville Oval.
Seeking to avenge their past two grand final defeats, the Lions completely dominated the contest, which became their second-biggest victory over the Royals.
Subiaco had 12 different goal scorers, with Brad Stevenson leading the way with seven of his own.
The Lions wasted no time in jumping the Royals early with a seven goal to two opening term.
Feeding off former Dockers ruckman Zac Clarke, veteran Kyal Horsley had 27 disposals and Subiaco exploited East Perth’s deficiencies in defence.
Despite the Royals being more competitive in the second quarter, Subiaco forwards Ben Sokol and Rhys Waters ran wild as the Lions opened up a 59-point half-time lead.
Dedicated to overcoming last year's grand final heartache, Subiaco were relentless in the second half as records were being threatened as the goals piled on.
Fraser Mcinnes fought hard for East Perth in the ruck with 35 hit-outs while also booting two goals but the Royals struggled to contain recruit Ben Newton.
Subiaco unveiled four debutants. Nick Menegola, Kaidyn Fullgrabe and Jacob Miller all had solid first games while Ryan Borchet booted three goals for his debut.