Ladies taste defeat in exhibition game


The Emerald Tiger Ladies took to the field on Saturday afternoon in an attempt to take out the Central Highlands’ own State of Origin match. Running against a combined Clermont/Middlemount (North) team, the Tigers (made up of Emerald and Springsure players
– South) put in a great effort despite coming out
on the bottom of the score board at the end of the
game, 16-10.

Tigers Ladies show why their on top



For those of you that weren’t there (thanks to Ian Rankin from 4T consultants for coming to introduce yourself to the team), weekend just gone (14th June), saw us host the Clermont Bears and we knew that they would be out for revenge in front of our home crowd, as we had pinched a victory from them, in the earlier round 1 match up at Bear park (26th April score line 28 – 18).
We crossed for the first try scored by Casey Watkins, along with another three (scored by Maria Rawiri, Jess Bell and Tarni Sullivan), including 3 out of 4 conversions, saw the Emerald Tigers Ladies up at half time 24 – 0.
The second half saw a little bit more enterprise from the girls (which didn’t always pay off) and a breach in our defensive line, to have Clermont cross over and convert and bring the score to 24 – 6, but two more tries (one to Casey again and the other to Cooper Hill), saw the Emerald girls close out the match 32 – 6.
Our players player and Old Boys player of the match went to Jenny Whittaker and our 3, 2,1 went;
3 – Nickieta Kent (Lock)
2 – Chantelle Nagel (2nd row)
1 – Jess Bell (Front row)
Jenny Whitaker also claimed the Oldboys player of the match
the game proved, that without your forwards pushing forward, you won’t get far.

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 Tigers Captain Henry Watkins has withdrawn through a knee injury sustained in the first 15 mins of the 1st round clash against Clermont Bears.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.

Longreach 7’s(photo’s to go in gallery this week)

Longreach 7’s was a great success for both the mens and ladies teams. Both teams set off on Friday and hit Longreach late arv. The men’s team swagged it at the showgrounds(thanks to Tim Penrose) and the Ladies stayed at the Albert Park Motor Inn. The Tigers were very appreciative to the Albert Park and especially Longreach Rugby League for providing us with the Air Conditioned pavilion which gave us and a few other teams refuge from the flies and heat.

Easts Tigers Trials

Over the weekend some of the Tigers Executive headed down to Brisbane to catch up with Affiliate Club the Eastern Suburbs Tigers while they held a day of trial games. The Day included mixed teams from Easts aswell as North Ipswich, Ipswich Jets and the Melbourne Storm.  Our 2013 Halfback Connor Jones featured in the second trial of the day against Ipswich Jets and picked up the first try of the match. Unfortunately for Connor his side was dominated losing 28-8. East Tigers Intrust Cup side got revenge against the Melbourne Storm wining by a try. Both sides had several key players out.

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