War­riors take on Tigers in round one

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Mun­dub­bera Tigers de­feated Biggenden War­riors 56-18 in a block­buster game of footy at the week­end.

Biggenden on their home soil was play­ing for the first time in the Cen­tral Bur­nett com­pe­ti­tion after leaving the North­ern Dis­tricts com­pe­ti­tion nine years ago.

With the score go­ing both ways dur­ing the first half, play­ers fought it out in ex­cel­lent form.

Pres­i­dent of the Mun­dub­bera Tigers Cameron Mac­Don­ald said both teams played well.

“It was Biggenden’s first game for the sea­son and they played re­ally well,” Mac­Don­ald said.

“I think there’s room for im­prove­ment in the Tigers per­for­mance, we played well but at times mis­takes were made, a good game of rugby league by both sides.

“It was a tough game, Biggenden put up a good fight and I don’t think the scores showed how tough it was.”

Biggenden Club pres­i­dent Justin Vi­cary said the game didn’t go in their favour.

“The play­ers played their hearts out but with a bit more match fit­ness un­der

our belts can only get bet­ter,” Vi­cary said.

“Ja­cob Klassen was our player of the day and he did an out­stand­ing job on the field.”

The hotly con­tested Citrus Cup will be up for grabs this Sun­day in Gayn­dah.

For­mer Citrus Cup player Gavin Ford said the com­pe­ti­tion has been suc­cess­ful for the past few decades.

“Gayn­dah and Mun­dub­bera have bat­tled for the Cup for over 35 years this year it won’t be any dif­fer­ent to the past,” Ford said.

“The Tigers have won the Cup for the last five years but this year will be the Tigers tough­est bat­tle.”

FIRST GAME FOR SEA­SON: Mun­dub­bera Tigers ran in 11 tries to the Biggenden War­riors four in the open­ing round of the Cen­tral Bur­nett foot­ball com.

Mun­dub­bera Tigers take a breather.

Ja­cob Klaasen goes over to score.

War­riors warm up be­fore their clash against Mun­dub­bera.

Biggenden lads, Ja­cob Bed­dows and Zac Dohle kept the score­board up to date in Satur­day night's game.

Biggenden War­riors' play­ers thank their sup­port­ers fol­low­ing their clash with Mun­dub­bera Tigers at Biggenden.

Biggenden's No 3 Er­ran Bartlett fol­low­ing in his fa­ther, Misi Levi, foot­steps to play for Biggenden P

Biggenden's Alex Eg­gle­ston is tack­led by the op­po­si­tion. PHOTOS: ERICA MUR­REE

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