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.

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.

Jones Changing Stripes


In 2014 Emerald Tigers u18’s and A Grade halfback will be a Tiger next year but not an Emerald one. Eastern Suburb Tigers in Brisbane has picked Connor for the 2014 season and he will be in the u20’s Colts team. The U20 colts team is coming off a Premiership in 2013 and Connor will be hoping to repeat that with Easts.

2013 Awards Night

Tiger of the year 2013Billy Neal-2013 Tiger of the Year

The 2013 Presentation night was a great success. With close to 110 people attending there was fun had by all. Many Awards were given out and the lists are below-

Club Awards


Presidents Award- Brooke Walker