“Where Are They Now” will be a new feature to the Tigers website. It will feature former Tigers from seasons gone by. First up we have the Brisbane Broncos CEO, Paul White who answered a few questions about his time at the Tigers.
Where are you living? Brisbane
Current Occupation? CEO BRONCOS
How did you come to Tigers? I was transferred with the Qld Police in June 1986
Years played for Tigers? 86,87,88,89
Memories of your last game from Tigers? Semi final against Yeppoon in the wet at Browne Park and we lost in a real close game to put us out of the comp.
Best Tigers memory? Winning the 1986 Premiership against Centrals
Funniest memory? Dancing with Victor Ross at the old club house
Any Premierships? 86
Best Tiger you played with? John Duroux
Most annoying Tiger you played with? Robbie Peacock
Hardest Tiger you played with? Gordon Brough
Do you still get down to local footy? Yes I still try to get to local games down in Brisbane
Your Footy career highlight? Captain Coaching Moranbah to 1993 Mackay Premiership
Do you still keep catch up with blokes you played with? Yes, but unfortunately getting to see blokes can very difficult.
Thanks to Paul White for answering our questions and best of luck to the Broncos for 2013.
Next up we have Steve Anderson. Steve played Juniors and Seniors for the Tigers. Steve then moved onto to play first grade for many Brisbane clubs including the Gold Coast Vikings in the State League. His Coaching resume is very impressive with Coaching/development roles held at Melbourne Storm, Western Reds,Gold Coast Seagulls, Warrington Wolves, Leeds Rhino’s, CQ Comets and Tweed Heads Seagulls. Steve has also had roles with Scottish and Irish Rugby union and is currently the director of the Central Queensland Rugby Union. Here is Steve’s answers……
Where are you living? Emu Park Cap Coast – CQ
Current Occupation? ‘Director of Rugby’ Central QLD Rugby Union
How did you come to Tigers? My dad transferred from Springsure & and was an Emerald Junior Tiger from 1976-79
Years played for Tigers? 1st Grade Tigers 1980; 81 & 82
Memories of your last game from Tigers? No specific memories of last game but we had a great “Mad Monday” out at Fairbairn Dam
Best Tigers memory? 1981 1st Grade Grand Final V Centrals Blackwater. We lost but being a 17 year old this has been a lasting memory.
Funniest memory? Toby O’Brien knocking himself out on bottle tree outside the Nugget Hotel in Moranbah after a match against the Sharks? (It was a bet! Toby won the bet but….)
Any Premierships? Nil seniors’ (4 juniors – U13; U14; 16; U17)
Best Tiger you played with? Played with some very good players during this period (e.g. John Duroux; Mark Salter; Chips Harrington; Flop Rooney; John Marley etc.,) but the player who got the most out of me was Terry Duroux
Most annoying Tiger you played with? Where do I start? Because I was young I had many tricks played on me including running ‘pissed’ in the ‘Labour Day’ 200M sprint after being encouraged by Brad Rowcliffe; John Marley & co to enter the race (knowing full well what was going to happen). All was going to plan until the last 30m when my legs turned to ‘jelly” and I ended up face first in the turf at Rundle Park in front of the Bobby Love Club House (& vomiting)
Hardest Tiger you played with? Flop Rooney
Do you still get down to local footy? Yes – Old Boys events in Emerald and watching my young bloke play in the Rockhampton JRL
Your Footy career highlight? As a player debuting for South Magpies Brisbane 1st Grade. As a Coach – (Assistant Coach) Melbourne Storm 1999 Grand Final winners defeating St. George at Homebush Stadium (100,000 people) closely followed by World Cup (Assistant Coach) Australian Kangaroos’ 2000 defeating New Zealand, Old Trafford, England
Do you still keep catch up with blokes you played with?Yes – regularly in contact with many of the players and past coaches from both Junior and Senior Tigers era.