An unfortunate end for the Tigers Ladies with a forfeit in the Grand Final Qualifier against Yeppoon Seagulls. With the Ladies team losing players to injuries and work/family commitments, Yeppoon took the forfeit and moved on to play Gladstone Raidettes next Saturday in the Final. Although a sad end to the girls season it has been a breakthrough one for them.
Unfortunatly, the Dysart Bulls were unable to form a team for the Tigers home game. This will give the Tigers a rest which will help a few niggling injuries. The was a foreit in the Ladies first semi-final which will see the Tigers through to the next round of the finals. Gladstone defeated Yeppoon 8-6 so the Tigers Ladies will head to Yeppoon to fight for a spot in the Grand Final.It will also see the end of Fitzroy’s campaign for 2013. Sorry to anyone who was heading to down to McIndoe Park this weekend.
It was a very emotional day for the Emerald Women’s Tigers, with one of their players playing their last game before moving overseas. Laura Richards (Emerald) lead her team out onto McIndoe Park for the last time and played an amazing match. All of the girls came together as a team and really showed how much they have improved and what they really have to offer in this competition. The girls currently in 3rd position in the CQ Women’s Competition definitely went out there to prove that they are a threat and can tackle any obstacle in front of them.
We always dread the long bus drive down to Gladstone, but it was made twice as bad with the numerous Road Works along the Bruce Highway (yes, even operating on a Sunday). The girls arrived at the fields with only 10 minutes to get strapping completed, dressed and a quick warm up done. It turned out to work wonders for the team as no one had the chance to get nervous and this really showed in their performance. Due to injury I (Rheenie) was forced to sit on the bench, which was devastating for me, but great to be able to watch the girls from the sideline & step in as coach.
Tigers Ladies opened up the 2013 account with a convincing 30-6 win over newcomers Fitzroy Gracemere. The girls had good structure for the best part of the match and their defensive was only broken once late in the game. Emma Holwartz was creating trouble for the Sharks defence picking up 4 tries. Captain Rheenie Devine’s defence was solid with Julie Murchie playing well at Dummy Half. The girls will be hoping for another win at home this weekend against Yeppoon Seagulls kicking off at 2.30pm at McIndoe Park.
This weekend the Tigers Ladies go head to head with the new comers to the competition, Fitzroy Gracemere Sharks. After a tough but rewarding opening round against the 2011 premiers, the Tigers Ladies are keen to build on their round one game and put on a strong performance against the Sharks.