Wounded Tigers strike

The Tigers mens squad headed over to the Undefeated Bluff Rabbitohs with only one on the bench. Due to work, the Flu and Injuries the Green and Whites were decimated. Although with limited numbers the Tigers spirit was there.

Ray to take on 2014’s Auckland 9’s Top Tryscorer

ray vs kyle2 Ray Ebsworth will mark his opposite number this weekend in North Queensland Cowboy Kyle Feldt. Feldt is playing on the wing for the Medhi Townsville Blackhawks on Saturday Night in the final trial for the CQ Capras. Both players will be wearing the number 5. It will be a good test for Ray and his progress made throughout the pre-season. Kick off is this Saturday 21st @ 6.30pm, Browne Park. It looks to be a wet and wild weekend where ball control could determine the winner.

Tigers and Pirtek Emerald Join forces

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We are pleased to announce that Pirtek Emerald have come onboard as “Naming Rights” sponsors. In 2015 we will know be known as the “Pirtek Emerald Tigers”. Tigers would like to  thank Pirtek Emerald for their generosity and welcome this great local company to the Tiger family.

2015 Executive Positions Voted In

The Pirtek Emerald Tigers held their Annual General Meeting and the following executive will lead the Tigers in 2015.

President- Jay Edwards
VIce-President- Pete Eversham
Treasurer- Brooke Walker
Secretary- Caity Lye

Thanks to all who attended the AGM with almost 40 in total.

Austin going back to Easts

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Tigers Centre Whetu Austin will be returning to Easts Tigers in 2015 to start in the Fogs A Grade squad. The squad he will be joining has won the past 3 premierships. Whetu has the opportunity to play his way into the Intrust Cup Squad if his form permits.

2014 Award Winners

Tigers kicked off a great 2014 presentation night  at the Emerald Maraboon in September. Lots of laughs and drinks for the end of season party. Thanks to everyone who was a part of our successful 2014 campaign. See everyone again next year.

The Emerald tigers would like to congratulate all of the 2014 award winners!!

Tigers get the call up

Josh and Ray for Capras

Josh Johnston(left) and Ray Ebsworth recently got the call up to travel with CQ Capras down to play Norths Devils. The Capras having injuries were looking to give some new players an opportunity to get a taste of Queensland Cup and let them showcase their talent.

Tigers mens exit the finals

IMG_6631971449190 Unfortunately the Tigers mens have finished one game short of the Ch Mens Grand Final. The were beaten by Clermont Bears 38-22 in a replay of last years Grand Final. The Tigers were 24-6 at halftime and needed a big lift to get the boys home. The Tigers lost  prop Dan bock early with a broken hand. After the break the Tigers came out and was on the front foot for the first 15 minutes. The Tigers had a few injuries creeping in and the knee injury to workhorse Griffin Freeman After clawing back to 30-22 with 9 minutes to go the bears scored to make the deficit more than 2 converted tries. With the whistle hurting the Tigers it was hard to gain momentum. The bears finished off with a late try and sealed the Tigers fate. On the day big performances by Matt Langby, Ray Downie and Wade Campbell earned them match points. In a sad day for Tigers Captain Henry Watkins and experienced campaigner Ray Downie retired along side the earlier retirement of Peter Boyze Harbord. Henry Watkins joined the club in 2012 from Springsure Mountainmen as they had folded. His leadership was quickly showing and he was made captain in 2013. The 2013 Grand Final was his first in senior league which he captained. Henry picked up Coahes choice award in 2013 and 2014.

Tigers Dominate Central Highlands Rep Squad

Tigers have been rewarded with a strong 2013 and a good start to 2014 with 9 players named in the Central Highlands representitive side to play 47th Batallion Carnival held at Gladstone. 5 players were also named in the U20’s squad. Tigers Captain Henry Watkins has withdrawn through a knee injury sustained in the first 15 mins of the 1st round clash against Clermont Bears. Henry’s sister also a Tiger has been named to represent the Capras Representitive squad at the same carnival. Ryan Home was also named from Tigers but has since relocated.

Wren Cup 2014 Wrap Up

2014 Wren Cup was held at the weekend with great crowds, awesome sportsmanship and all round good hard footy. With the day being held to raise money for Semita House(Emerald) and Barcaldine Aged Care(Barcaldine) it was a very successful day. The kids enjoyed free face painting, free jumping castle’s and lot of other things to enjoy.