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.
The Cowboys shoot out to a 20-0 lead after some lethal attach on Cowboys Andrew Doyle side. Doyle created overlaps and set up tries but had to leave the field just on half time. With 10 minutes remaining the Tigers had rallied behind the tryline and committed on working hard to get back into it. ith some big runs from prop Meiranas Parata a few plays later Tigers crossed. They backed it up and went to the break 20-10 trailing.
The Tigers come out of the sheds firing and Isaiah Huet lunched an 80m attacking raid down the left flank scoring under the posts. Gav Power converted. 20-16. Tigers were on the prowl and scored again 4 mins later taking them out to a 22-20 lead and had the Tigers looking like they were going to shoot away with the score.
The momentum suddenly swung with the Tigers 5 penalties in under 5 mins. The second half penalty count was 7-1 to the cowboys after a 3-3 penalty count in the first half. With all of the possession the Cowboys gained the Tigers started to fatigue with missed tackles and mistakes.
The Cowboys sealed the game with a try with 4 mins to go taking the game out to 38-22.
Player Points for the night were
3- Meiran Parata(Prop)
2- Gavin Power(Halfback)
1- Ricky O’Donnell(Fullback)