Tigers went into last weekends game looking to back up a good win against Bluff. Two good training sessions during the week had the Tigers ready to go for Saturday.
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.
Tigers mens went down to cross town rivals Emerald Cowboys to hand back the Duroux Shield. Tigers have had a slow start to the season after losing a up to 10 players from the last years side.
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.
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.
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!!
The Emerald Tigers hosted their annual presentation night at the Maraboon Tavern and it was a great success. Celebrating a successful year by both teams the Tigers would like to thank the Tavern for the wonderful service on the night.
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 were out of the blocks early with Tani Totau score down the right hand flank after 2 mins and Isaiah Huet scoring 8 mins later to take a 10-0 lead after as many minutes.
Tigers have rejoined the winners circle with a dominate 42-6 win over the Springsure Mountainmen at McIndoe Park at the weekend.
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.
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.