Tigers roar into final
MUNDUBBERA Tigers are now camped in the winner’s circle and it looks like they are there to stay, with another convincing win last weekend – this time over the Monto Roos.
Before the game the Tigers were pumped.
“We need to win this one for our supporters and secure a home grand final,” captain/coach Bert Beezley said.
“We have come a long way and here is our chance to drive it home.
“We will not let them score this game, we will tackle them out of it from the start,” he said.
Monto Rugby League president Scott Pattie was also upbeat before the game.
“We came here to win. Our aim is to take the right to stage the grand final, it is about pride.”
But a converted try by Tigers fullback Ben Allen in the first four minutes set the stage for a dominate display in the first half.
It was 24–0 at half time and the Monto team couldn’t remember the last time they had the ball.
“Now it is time to drive it home,” a fired-up Beezley said at half time.
“Push yourselves hard in the next 10 minutes and they will fold,” he said.
Beezley was dogmatic at the break, telling his men it was important not to let Monto score.
The score pushed out to 24–0, 30–0 and 36–0 before Monto scored its first and only try.
With the final score 52–6, the Tigers will now rest this weekend before the big one – the game for which they have played all year.
Exhausted, totally bushed, Tigers’ Jacob Kimber, who played second row, wing and lock, scored two tries and couldn’t stop puffing, pacing and smiling.
“We played as a team and won. We marked up and tackled our hearts out,” Kimber said.
A home grand final will be the Tigers’ first for 16 years.
Back then they defeated Biloela and, 16 years later, they are wanting to win it again. The grand final is on August 16.