Tigers roar in Eagles clash
EIDSVOLD Eagles rugby league team was outclassed by a much heavier, stronger Mundubbera Tigers outfit.
But the young guns in Eidsvold will learn a lot from the weekend’s clash and will be back with a different attitude next time they run on the field.
Mundubbera ran out winners 48–16 after leading the Eagles 16–10 at half-time.
The Tigers were dominant in the second half after they settled down to the first competition game for the season.
They still have many of the combinations that carried them through to be last season’s premiers.
Before the game, Tigers coach Bert Beezley told his team to play no-frills football and just play it straight up the middle and then feed the backs.
At half-time his tone had changed to one of demand.
“I don’t want anyone getting in the way of the ball going out to the backs,” Beezley said.
“If anyone gets in the way they will be playing the rest of the game on the bench.”
Eidsvold were the first to score in the first half and the speed of the young Eagles looked for a while like they were going to take it to the Tigers.
Eidsvold coach Steve Collins said afterwards he was happy with the boys’ first game.
“They will be alright when they get going, most of these boys haven’t played first grade before, they will learn.”
Semisi Holani is taken down in a good tackle by Lindsey Collins.
Eidsvold’s Lindsay Collins and Tigers’ Brendon Augustine come together in a solid tackle to start the season.
Brendon Augustine runs out from his line again after a failed attack from Eidsvold.
SEASON STARTER: Neil Reinke takes the ball up again as the Eidsvold players fall off the tackle.