Warriors take on Tigers in round one
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