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.
The game saw some brilliant individual efforts. Whetu Austin showed picked up 3 tries which included an 80m try and a chip and chase to score. Ray Ebsworth also scored a 80m try and kicked a handful of goals. Wanui Matainavora made 3 line breaks but none as graceful as Tigers stalwart Joe Mahony. Arms and Legs swinging everywhere he gained 50 metres after busting the middle.
The Halves pairing of Connor Jones and Jake Madsen combined well steering the side around the park aswell as gaining previous ground with their outstanding kicking game. Plenty of go forward from the pack with strong bench players coming on regularly to bash the defensive line.
Top Tackles- Billy Neal 33, Ray Downie 26, Jake Maden 25
Top Hitups- Ray Ebsworth 18, Billy Neal/James Powlton 11, Whetu Austin 10
3 Billy Neal 2 Jake Madsen 1 Connor Jones