The scary news for opposition clubs is that Nat Fyfe, one of the stars of Freo’s round 2 NAB Cup win over Richmond on Sunday, says he’s yet to hit peak fitness.

Fyfe, who had 25 possessions before being subbed off at three-quarter-time, was dominant in the second and third terms after a slow start.

He said an interrupted pre-season had left him slightly behind most of the group in terms of fitness.

“Obviously the guys that have been able to train all of the way through the pre-season are a little bit ahead of me,” he said.

“I’m hoping that a bit more match time next week and in the weeks to come will bring me up cherry-ripe for round 1.”

Fyfe said Sunday’s performance, in the absence of stars like Matthew Pavlich, Aaron Sandilands and David Mundy, showed Freo was in good shape heading into the start of the home and away season.

“It’s really healthy, we’ve got a lot of depth at the moment, and with those guys back I think we’re going to be quite a strong force this year.”

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