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ROUND 1-April 15 and 16, 2023

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

It's Round 1 and the excitement is palpable. After a couple of weekends of trial games the real action starts this weekend. The Tigers are playing all over the Shire and several teams will be pushed to the limit on account of injuries, illness and holidays. We wish all Tigers making their competitive debuts today, the best of luck and the weather gods turned on perfect conditions for fast, free flowing football.

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Tiger U6 Blue 52 V De La Salle 64

The Tigers put in a stellar performance to get back into the game and push De La Salle to the final whistle. De La Salle ran out eventual winners scoring 16 tries to the Tigers 13 after going ahead early. The Tigers quickly worked themselves back into the game and put on several tries to reduce the margin, but the gap was just too big for the Tigers to eat into. Ollie Trevillian and Kingston Taylor scored 3 tries apiece with Daniel Crawford and Conor Lehane both scoring 1 try each.

Tigers U7 Blue 32 V Taren Point Titans 32

In a real ding-dong game the Tigers and Titans went try for try throughout the game, scoring eight tries apiece. The Tigers went ahead in the final minutes of the game only for the Titans to grab an equaliser in the dying moments to tie the game. In an open and entertaining game, both sides deserve credit for their spirit and tenacity in an even game. Jake McMillan continued his strong form scoring 6 tries with Layken Koprivic and Robert Couley chipping in with one apiece.

Tigers U8 Blue 28 V De La Salle 36

The Tigers put in an incredibly brave performance with a team that was cobbled together just hours before kick-off. They never gave up and the whole team played right until the final whistle, even when they were reduced to just four players in the second half. The team did ever so well to get so close to De La Salle's score and they can take so much from this game into next week's game against Gymea.

Tigers U9 Bronze 46 V Cronulla Caringbah 16

After not winning a game all last season the Tigers open the 2023 season with a dominant display in defeating the Sharks. The Tigers look a much more balanced team this season with speed, guile and craft throughout the team, they also have a never say die approach and the Sharks were unable to stay with the Tigers who were on top of their game. Lachlan Couley top scored with 3 tries and Archer Brassington and Aston Gibbons scored 2 each with Charlotte Dart also getting on the scoresheet. This was a fantastic performance by the U9's and the whole club will be toasting your win tonight.

Tigers U13 Bronze 6 V Penshurst RSL 20

The Tigers met a determined Kookaburra outfit who just had more class and more determination over the course of the game. Lewis Amesbury scored the Tigers only try and had a Man of the Match performance constantly worrying the Penshurst team with his pace. The Bronze team were missing players this week and will look forward to correcting the ledger next week against the Kogarah Cougars.

Tigers U13 Silver 12 V Engadine Dragons 30

A well drilled Dragons team came out on top of an unusually lackluster Tigers team in the blazing sun at Anzac Oval. Engadine put on early points through Tigers errors and this lifted their team to play with more energy and confidence throughout the game. The Tigers had their moments but they were never able to get close to the Dragons who scored tries at crucial times in the game. The Dragons dominated possession and the Tigers were never able to get going or put sustained pressure on the Dragons defence. Tom Fraser and Hudson Wilcox scored the Tigers tries and both were spectacular individual efforts that will certainly make the highlights reel.

Tigers U16 Silver 0 V Penshurst RSL 34

The Tigers went into the game playing one man short and with no substitutes. Despite a positive start, with the Tigers dominating early possession, the Kookaburras soon got on top and were able to use their extra man to good advantage. The Tigers never gave up but on a hot afternoon they ran out of steam and Penshurst were able to find gaps through a tiring defence. The Tigers will be glad to get some players back next week and rediscover their pre-season form against De La Salle.

Tigers O’35 Silver 32 V Aquinas Colts 38

The Tigers scored first and looked to carry their strong pre-season form into this fixture. In a close and entertaining game both teams had their moments with the Tigers edging the first half 16-14. The Tigers were playing with real freedom and had the Colts on the back-foot for large periods. In the second half both teams remained fairly even with neither team able to apply real scoreboard pressure. In the end the Colts managed to get in front and stay there at the final whistle. Given the number of new players at the Tigers, they can take so many positives from this performance and will be stronger for the game today.

Overall, a disappointing weekend for the Tigers results wise, but with several teams playing short and with no substitutes these teams did well to keep the scores as close as they did. The highlight of the weekend was the U9's win against the Sharks, a fantastic effort and well deserved , we hope to celebrate many more over the course of the season. The O'35's also put in another sparkling performance and with a couple more minutes on the clock, may have overturned the deficit as they were finishing strongly. Round 2 sees most teams playing at Yarrawarrah where we hope to balance up the ledger.

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