Another glorious weekend saw the Tigers play some of their best footy. All teams won except for the U13 Silver who played out a brave 24-24 draw against the Seagulls, despite playing short. The U13's Bronze and O35's Silver are back in finals contention after their victories and the U9's are well on track to make their first finals appearance ever. Enjoy the reports and galleries below.
Tigers U6 Silver 52 De La Salle 24
The Tigers put on another dominant display in defeating De La Salle 52-24 in a late kick-off. The boys continued to tackle in groups with Ethan Welfare putting in a strong display and the Tigers defence thwarted De La Salle at every opportunity. Kingston Taylor top scored with 6 tries, closely followed by Conor Lehane with 5 and Ollie Trevillian grabbing 2 tries. Zach Jansson had a game to remember and was well supported by Daniel Crawford, Caden MacPherson and Logan Jones.
Tigers U7 Bronze 68 Kurnell Stingrays 32
The U7's chalked up their third win on the bounce against the Stingrays, in another impressive performance. Every player got on the scoresheet for the Tigers with Jake McMillan top scoring with 4 tries, Robert Couley and Jaxon Good grabbed 3 tries each, Hendrix Austin scored 2 tries and Layken Koprivic, Josh Dart and Daniel Romyn all scored 1 try each.
Tigers U8 36 Bronze Joeys 28
The U8's continued their good form with another impressive victory over Joeys. Playing against a bigger and more physical team didn't phase the boys who used their speed and guile to play around Joeys. Hendrix Malaki top scored with 4 tries and put in a brilliant performance. Oscar Nicholls with 2 and Ray Logie with 1 were the other Tigers scorers and strong performances from Ray Logie, Hendrix Crawley and Sonny Tricker got the Tigers on the front foot and the team held firm to claim the victory.
Tigers U9 Bronze 30 Aquinas Colts 16
The U9's defeated a strong Colts team to claim their third consecutive victory. Tries to Charlotte Dart (2), Lachlan Couley (1), Hayden Walker (1) and Aston Gibbons (1) capped off another memorable performance with the whole team contributing. It was good to welcome back Gordon Fairbairn-Raco who gave the team plenty of momentum going forward and Charlotte Dart had a game to remember with a couple of tries in the first quarter.
Tigers U13 Bronze 18 Kogarah Cougars 12
In an important win for the U13's Bronze they overcame a stubborn Cougars team 4 tries to 3 in a tight game. Lewis Amesbury capped off an emotional week by scoring 3 tries and Hunter Loveday crossed towards the end of the game to seal victory.The team played well against a busy and physical Cougars team and did well to claim the win in a game that could have gone either way.
Tigers U13 Silver 24 Brighton Seagulls 24
With only 10 players on the field at times, the Tigers ground out a 24-24 draw in a game that was hard fought and difficult to watch at times. The boys will be disappointed in the result but must be congratulated for knuckling down and digging in when it counted. Tries to Mason De Luca (2), Levi Dawson (1) and Hudson Wilcox (1) all converted by Billy Dunn were the Tigers point scorers. The boys will be pleased to get through this game with some points and will look forward to meeting the Colts next week.
Tigers U16 Silver 42 Taren Point Titans 0
A convincing win by the U16's keeping the Titans to zero will do the Tigers a world of good after last weeks defeat to the Crocs. The Tigers got on the board early with a try to Kobi Porter from good runs by Albie Lamaro and Bailey Murray. Another surging run by Bailey Murray created a chance for Will Field who knocked on trying to place the ball over the line, but the Tigers were on the board again with great interplay between Kobi Porter and Will Field allowing Bailey Murray to score and give the Tigers a 10-0 lead. A fantastic run by Will Field through traffic put on 40 metres allowing Albie Lamaro to crash through the defenders to score.
Soon after the Tigers scored the best try of the game, Albie Lamaro put in a long kick, the covering defender allowed the ball to bounce, which gave Kobi Porter a chance to compete with the defender, which he did. He leapt higher, collected the ball cleanly and ran away to score under the posts. The Tigers managed to cross the line again with 10 seconds left on the clock. Will Field collected the ball 10 metres from the line, he stepped through the defence and then used his strength to score and give the Tigers a 26-0 half-time lead.
The second half was a litany of mistakes by both teams, which spoiled the flow of the game. The Tigers were guilty of making too many errors which cost them the advantage and prevented them from putting on a bigger score. However tries to Bailey Murray, Kade Bergman and Kobi Porter enabled the Tigers to reassert their early dominance and win the game 42-0.
Tigers O35 Silver 40 Aquinas Colts 22
A dominant display by the O'35's saw them win the game 7 tries to 5 and they carried their good form last week into this game. Craig O'Connor with 3 tries, Jay Sykes 2 tries, and 1 try each to Clinton Jones and Shane Dyer got the Tigers over the line with Sean Cummins converting 6 from 6. The Tigers are playing some great football and the combinations and link play is improving every week.
Another memorable weekend of footy for the Tigers saw all Saturday teams remain undefeated. The U7's and U9's teams are to be congratulated for managing 3 consecutive wins, the U13 Bronze put in a brave display as did the U13 Silver and congratulations to the O'35's on another win. We would like to thank the spectators for their support.
Thanks to Joeys, De La Salle, Joeys, Stingrays, Colts, Seagulls, Cougars and Titans for a great weekend of footy and we wish all teams the best for the remainder of the season.