Tigers roar into fi­nal

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

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