Springsure made the trip over to play Emerald on the “Tigers Family Fun Day”. Will the heat kicking in and the beers flowing the day was enjoyed by a good Sunday footy crowd.
Tigers headed over to Blackwater with a few missing but had the depth to cover. The game started off with tit for tat footy. The game was hindered for 30 mins due to a serious injury to a Blackwater player. In a game with the forwards scoring the first half points and the backs picking up the points in the second half.
Tigers went into round 15 with a few hurdles to jump before the game ,missing some of our key players to both injury and work commitments . Lucky for us the u/ 18 players had the weekend off so it became a perfect opportunity to give these more then capable young men a chance to get some good game time in first grade . All three U / 18 players had a very big part on our success for this game
Headed to Tieri with a Hoodoo to break the Tigers put in one of their better performances of the year. The Tigers had not won at the Pirates home ground since 2010 and were keen to break the cycle.
Tigers Men’s have gained revenge for their earlier loss in the season and jumping from 5th to 3rd on the ladder. At one stage it looked like the scoreline was going to blow out but fatigue had set in and the Green and Whites let in some late tries to close the final gap. Tigers lead 38-10 with 12 mins to go but the final score read 38-26.
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.
Tigers travelled to Clermont hoping to avenge their earlier season loss to the undefeated Bears. Tigers were brimming with confidence after their dominance in the first half against 2nd on the table Bluff the previous but it didn’t continue onto the field with Clermont jumping out of the blocks to an 12-0 lead after 7 mins.
Tigers travelled over to Bluff after a 38 point win over Springsure the previous week. Missing 5 of the starting side a lot of the depth was shown. Tigers conceded an early 4 pointer before putting on 4 unconverted tries to lead at the break. Half Time score was 16-10 to the visitors. Shortly after the break Bluff had a purple patch of possession after Tigers were hit with multiple penalties and Bluff capitilised putting on 3 quick tries to make it 28-16. After a 8 minute stalemate Bluff once again scored out wide with a controversial try being awarded. At 32-16 the boys fought hard and scored again late in the game. In the end Bluff broke the Tigers back 3 mins out from full time with another and conversion leaving the final score at 38-22.
Our clash against the Crushers was a shaky one as we had alot of team changes in the fina 2 hours before the match. We had a few drop out with illness on the day. Added into the squad late was u18’s Connor Jones and making his debut Koby Scott.
Tigers sealed a 6 point win with a late try to Connor Jones after he grab a loose ball and scurried 30m to steal the game. It was converted by Ray Ebsworth. There was still 3 mins to go after the Try but the Green and Whites defence held on. Koby Scott debuted well after a last minute call up. He made 14 tackles in the second half after beating his U18’s oppenent by more than 50 3 hours earlier. Connor Jones also backed up. Whetu Austin scored in his first game back from East Tigers. Whetu is on loan from Easts Colts in Brisbane. The win will benifit the Tigers as the 2 gringing games they have had so far ended up in 4 and 8 point losses. The lads are away at Springsure next week as they face the Mountainmen for the first time in 2 years.
Tigers headed to Middlemount missing key players and returned home with a 4 point loss. Middlemounts Ryan Hansell scored of the scrum base with 47 secs to go after a controversial knock-on ruling. The converson was good which left the final score 30-26. Whilst missing key players the Tigers unearthed some good new talent. Exciting times ahead for the Tigers as the add depth to their squad. Billy Neal and Henry Watkins(vc) lead the boys well with Kyle Mattingley and Matt Langby suring up the defence in the middle and Ray Ebsworth putting his body on the line against Pathers Big Front Rowers. An unlucky loss to the see Tigers sitting 5th on the ladder after 5 rounds and will be hoping to knock over Blackwater at home next week to keep in touch with the top 4.
Tigers showed a controlled and mostly disciplined display at the weekend accounting for last years Premiers the Pirates 44-16. Tigers got out of the blocks after a first 15 minute stalemate which either side failed to score. It was one way traffic for the rest of the match. The smaller foward pack worked well together and layed a platform for backs to put the points on. Not our greatest day in the kicking department but it was a 9 tries to 3 win.
The Tigers mens weren’t as lucky as the ladies going down to cross town rivals the Cowboys 38-28. With the match hanging in th balance for the last 10 mins it was the blue and white’s that held on. The was some really good footy played by both sides aswell as some lapses in defence. The tries seem to come in 2’s and 3’s as each side took turns at asserting dominance. Connor Jones made his A Grade debut in the loss. He held his own in his first outing and will be someone to watch in future. Billy Neal made a successful return to the paddock picking up 1 point(3,2,1) from the bench. Tigers will be hoping to knock over last years premiers Peak Downs Pirates this Sunday at 3.30pm straight after the ladies game at McIndoe Park.
Tigers started the season with a Rd 1 loss to last years Minor Premiers. With both teams sporting to fairly new outfits it was unknown what was to be expected. But it was the Bears who played the wet weather footy in the dismal conditions. Tigers had oppotunities but couldn’t capitilize with too many handling errors and penalties but there was some good perfomances in the beaten team. The crowd was good considering the weather. So back to training and get ready for this weekends clash against the Dysart Bulls for the Hicks Memorial Shield at 7pm at Dysart.
Emerald Tigers 78(Tries: Henry Watkins ,Villami Tufulele 3 Sam Miles, Villami Sa 2, Jared Chiesa, Mani Mani, J.Speers,Travis Ryan 1 Goals Kane Day 4, Ray Downie, Matt Langby 2, Sam Miles,Joe Mahoney Mick Ballantyne 1.)
Def Blackwater Crushers 22(Tries W.Donohue,D.Callanan,C.Johnson,D.Fursman 1 Goals Ryan Campbell, Chris Johnson, D.Callanan 1)