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.
On the day the mens team were knocked out in the plate qualifier game against Normanton Stingers going down 18-12. The Ladies made it through to the Grand Final but went down to Clermont. On the injury front it was a pretty good day only losing 1 player from each side.
The winners on the day were our affiliate club the Eastern Suburb Tigers winning the Grand Final easily over the CQ Rangers. Brendans Replacements won the plate final.
Tigers would like to throw a big Thanks out to the following people Tim Penrose and Longreach R.L, Longreach R.S.L, Albert Park Motor Inn, the Holzwartz, Jason Lavis, Tigers Staff and Emerald Coaches. Also a massive thanks to all who attended the trivia night and raised money for the ladies to travel.
The weekend will hold many memories for lots of people and can’t wait to get back on the bus to Longreach next year.
Teams for Longreach 7’s
Ray Ebsworth(c)-Player of the Day