The opening day of any new season is always filled with excitement and anticipation and all Tigers teams were excited to get the season underway after an extra long pre-season. We hosted 7 games at Yarrawarrah Oval and welcomed De La Salle, Menai Roosters, Como Crocs, Gymea Gorillas and Engadine Dragons to the home of the Tigers.
We celebrated Aston Gibbons, (U7 Green) 50th game for the Tigers and also acknowledge the following Tigers who made their first official JRL debut for the Tigers today;
U6 Yellow: Angelo Talotta, Layken Koprivic and Hendrix Austin
U7 Blue: Hudson Amor, Hunter Welfare, Roseanna Yang, Toby Hampson and Ruby McLennan
U7 Green: Levi Horne and Max Horne
It was another fantastic day at Yarrawarrah Oval with clear blue skies and a vocal crowd cheering on their favourite players. The Tigers teams managed 2 wins, 2 draws and a defeat which is a great start to the new season and the Tigers Committee would like to thank everyone who helped out on the BBQ, Canteen and Ground Set-Up and Pack-Away-Your support and help is very much appreciated.
UNDER 6 YELLOW Yarrawarrah Tigers 64 V De La Salle 60
The U6 team carried their strong form from last week into this game and secured a narrow victory with the last play of the game. This was a real end to end battle that could have ended either way and both teams attacked each other from the first whistle and there was plenty to enjoy from the coach and players point of view. Jake McMillan was top try scorer with 6 and was well supported by Arlo Gibbons and Hendrix Crawley with 4 apiece and Sonny Faughey completed the scoring with 2 tries. Hendrix Austin and Layken Koprivic continue to grow in confidence and made some good runs and Josh Dart and Angelo Talotta made some important tackles and important runs. Jake, Arlo and Hendrix C will be a constant threat to opposition teams this year because of their speed and game sense and Sonny is a true competitor that never gives up. A big thankyou to David, Matt and Danielle for supporting the team and we look forward to next weeks game.
Player of the Game: Sonny Faughey
Encouragement Award: Layken Koprivic
Tigers Spirit Award: Angelo Talotta
UNDER 7 BLUE Yarrawarrah Tigers 44 V Menai Roosters 44
These two teams met each other last week and the Roosters had an easy win 40-28. This week was a different matter and the Tigers really lifted and played their part in an excellent game. Aston Gibbons scored 8 tries in a fantastic individual effort and Charlotte Dart with 2 tries and Toby Hampson with 1 try completed the scoring for the Tigers. Charlotte, Roseanna and Ruby all played well, working together to close down the Roosters attack and supporting each other with offloads and passes when the Tigers were attacking. Hunter Welfare and Hudson Amor had strong games and Toby Hampson is growing in confidence every week. The Tigers will take a great deal of confidence from this game and hopefully they will start to believe in their skill and ability. Thanks to Shane, Lara and Adam for all your support and encouragement with this team
Player of the Game: Charlotte Dart
Encouragement Award: Ruby McLennan
Tigers Spirit Award: Hudson Amor
UNDER 7 GREEN Yarrawarrah Tigers 40 V Como Jannali 40
The Tigers salvaged a draw by scoring 3 tries to 1 in the final quarter and they showed plenty of spirit and determination to ensure they got a result from todays game. Max Horne scored 5 tries and was well supported by his twin brother Levi Horne with 2 tries and 1 each to Aston Gibbons, Hayden Walker and Charlotte Dart. This team is starting to gel together and Malachi Kane and Logan Estcourt got through plenty of work and Hayden Walker and Zachary May were a constant threat to the Crocs defence. Max and Levi Horne have brought plenty of energy to this team and Charlotte and Aston made important contributions, especially given they had played in the previous game. A big shout out to Tyler, Kylie and Grant for all your support with the Greens.
Player of the Game: Max Horne
Encouragement Award: Levi Horne
Tigers Spirit Award: Zac May
UNDER 11 BRONZE Yarrawarrah Tigers 50 V De La Salle 12
This was a convincing performance by the Bronze team who looked in complete control throughout the game. They started well with some enterprising attacking play and strong defence and this continued across all four quarters. The Tigers had multiple try scorers with Kai Goody bagging 3 tries, Arlo Hankinson scoring 2 tries and 1 each to Jake Dooley, Leo Giovenco, Levi Dawson and Max Cooper. Will Janssen and Reece Amos made strong attacking runs all game and Leo, Arlo and Max were strong across the park, making constant line breaks and snuffing out any danger from the De La Salle backs. Lewis Amesbury continued with his strong pre-season form and would often step his way through the De La Salle defence. Bailey Mason also made a number of good runs and breaks and Kai Goody was strong defensively breaking up play and getting the Tigers back on the front foot. A big Tigers shout out to Steve and Ben for supporting the team.
Player of the Game: Leo Giovenco
Tigers Spirit Award: Levi Dawson
UNDER 11 SILVER Yarrawarrah Tigers 10 V Gymea Gorillas 22
The Gorillas proved to be too strong and too wily for the Tigers who let themselves down by losing their concentration and getting involved in unnecessary squabbles. Ethan Coleman and Arlo Hankinson scored the only tries for the Tigers and the team was unable to get going or show any cohesion throughout the game. Mason De Luca and Jack Nolan tried to get the team going forward and Zac Porter and Ethan Coleman made some good breaks when given space. Zar Mackenzie, Jake Dooley and Billy Dunn showed some good skills and will hope to build on this in future weeks. We are sure the boys will be switched on for next weeks game and will let their football do the talking. Thanks to Gerome, Michael and Ben for supporting the team.
Player of the Game: Hudson Lane
Tigers Spirit Award: Dylan Sammut
UNDER 12 GOLD St John Bosco/Tigers 0 V Como Jannali 30
No report for this game
UNDER 14 SILVER St Joseph's 4 V Yarrawarrah Tigers 28
The opening minutes of the first half were dominated by the defence with both teams playing out their sets and giving very little away. The Joeys scored the first try of the game after a breakaway down the left side saw a good try under the posts. This woke the Tigers up and they enjoyed wave after wave of attack before Blake Burke scored the first points for the Tigers. We made good progress on our left side with Kye Connor and Jacob Way posing plenty of questions of the Joey's right side defence. The Tigers put on another try after a sustained period of attack with Alex Mantik scoring after a good break on the right wing. The Tigers led the first half 12-4 and Harry Melbourne, Albie Lamaro, Blake Burke and Coby Wilson were fantastic in defence and hurting the Joeys team with their strong runs.
In the second half the Joeys started to get on top and had a period of dominance before a speculative bomb was collected by Alex Mantik at the half way line, he saw a gap on the left evaded three tackles and scored a fine try under the posts. Another good attack on the right wing saw a sweeping back line move, with Alex Moussa stepping inside beating multiple defenders and somehow managing to offload the ball in mid-air to Kobi Porter who scored close to the posts. In the closing minutes some fantastic defending on their line saw the Tigers hold out the Joeys before Alex Moussa scored a deserved try intercepting a cut-out pass after the siren and running the length of the field to score under the posts and give the Tigers a 28-4 victory. This was a good team performance after last weeks defeat to the Titans and we look forward to next weeks game.
Player of the Game: Harry Melbourne
Tigers Spirit Award: Alex Moussa
UNDER 17 SILVER Engadine Dragons 26 V Como Jannali/Tigers 6
No report for this game.