Mun­dub­bera Tigers set to claw back a place in fi­nals

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

MUN­DUB­BERA Tigers are get­ting set to roar in this sea­son’s rugby league com­pe­ti­tion.

The team hoped to com­pletely turn around its per­for­mance, from com­ing bot­tom of the lad­der last sea­son to mak­ing the fi­nals this year.

Cap­tain Ja­cob Kim­ber said mem­bers were hard at work train­ing twice a week.

“The coach has been re­ally hard on us and mak­ing us do a lot of fit­ness work,” he said.

“This year there will be more lo­cal play­ers so we want to build a closer bond.”

Kim­ber said the Tigers had learnt from last sea­son and were look­ing to build unity within the team.

They were hit hard last sea­son when they played Theodore with 14 play­ers and only six of those play­ers had reg­u­larly turned up to train­ing.

This sea­son they were work­ing on get­ting to know each other’s strengths and weak­nesses.

“We want to keep the core 13 play­ers on the field the whole year,” Kim­ber said.

“That way ev­ery­one knows each other’s plays and where they are sup­posed to be.”

The cap­tain ex­pressed con­fi­dence in his team and said the play­ers had last year’s pre­mier­ship win­ners, Monto, in their sights.

They have also cast their

Ja­cob Kim­ber The coach has been re­ally hard on us and mak­ing us do a lot of fit­ness work... This year there will be more lo­cal play­ers so we want to build a closer bond.

net wider and are look­ing for­ward to go­ing head-to-head with South Bur­nett teams.

The Tigers also want to do their home crowd proud when the Cit­rus Cup is played in Mun­dub­bera.

“I missed out on play­ing in Mun­dub­bera in 2012,” Kim­ber said.

“This year I’m hop­ing we will win the Cit­rus Cup back again.”

PHO­TOS: AI­DEN BURGESS

READY TO ROAR: The Mun­dub­bera Tigers, pumped for their match at home against the Kin­garoy Red Ants.

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