The Tigers mens squad headed over to the Undefeated Bluff Rabbitohs with only one on the bench. Due to work, the Flu and Injuries the Green and Whites were decimated. Although with limited numbers the Tigers spirit was there.
The Tigers headed onto the field knowing there was a mighty task ahead if they were going to be competitive. It didn’t help that Bluff scored 2 early tries in the first 10 mins. 12-0 early on and the Tigers needed to react. A backline movement out to 17 year old flying winger Tyler West got the Tigers off the mark. Conversion missed. The game stalemated for 15 mins before a try to Gavin Power. Conversion Missed. Into the halftime break 12-8 to the Bluff Rabbitohs.
Taking some pride out of the score at halftime was not good enough for Coach Dennis Moore and the players. Asked by Moore if they were happy to go home with a very good half on under the belt or did they want to push for the win the answer was unanimous. But could the Tigers fitness hold out after Tigers Backrower Des Sofea injured his shoulder but choose to play on so he didn’t leave his team without a reserve.
Into the second half and Bluff got over the chalk first but the Tigers were not going to lay down. Koby Scott ran a good line and scored and Converted by returned Capra Ray Ebsworth. Not to be out done by Koby Ray put the next 2 tries on himself and also converting both. Tigers out to a 26-18 lead. & minutes to go and the fatigue was hitting home fast. With both sides making errorts the Tigers held out to take the victory after a late try to Bluff 26-24. Ricky O’Donnell scored a game high 28 hitups and Wade Campbell topped the tackle count with 33.