Tigers overcome the odds
RUGBY LEAGUE: Mundubbera Tigers president Cameron MacDonald was left disappointed when his club was faced with an unexpected double header in Eidsvold on the weekend.
“It was quite disappointing that our home game was taken away from us due to issues out of our control and it means we lose a home game plus profits from the canteen,” MacDonald said.
The reshuffle happened due to last minute changes.
“As a club we have an obligation to let people know well in advance of venue changes so for us to find out two days before doesn’t give us much time to get prepared and notify the public,” he said.
Not only that, the Tigers were down to 14 players as some couldn’t find a way to the venue.
The reason for the venue change came down to the grass being cut too low by the groundskeeper.
In spite of the upheaval, the Mundubbera Tigers triumphed against the Biggenden Warriors 50–18 in what MacDonald described as a “gusty win”.
“We were really happy with our game considering we only had 14 players in Eidsvold,” MacDonald said.
“We gave away a lot of penalties to the Warriors with the 50–50 calls not going our way but we managed to pull it off in the end.
“It was one of our gutsiest wins for the season.”
The team is now looking towards playing the Gayndah Gladiators at the Intrust Super Cup on Sunday.
“I think we’re going to have our stronger side this weekend which is good news,” MacDonald said.
“It’s just a matter of the boys showing up to training but we’re all pumped and excited to be playing at the Intrust Super Cup, it’s going to be a good day.”
Biggenden Warriors coach Steve Jackson said his players played “a bit below par”.
“The day really threw us off as some players couldn’t get here and we had players out due to injury,” Jackson said.
“It was probably one of the worst games we’ve had in the last couple of weeks, not many players are talking to each other and they seem to play a different game to everyone else.
“If we played in Mundubbera we would have played later which meant more players could have showed up.”
The Warriors take on Eidsvold this weekend.
CLASH: Tigers captain Cameron MacDonald and Neil Reinke ensure the Warriors cannot gain metres.
Cameron MacDonald quickly moves out of the way.
Tigers player Junior scores a try against the Warriors.
Mitchell Thorburn on his way for a try.
The Tigers defence was unstoppable.
Neil Reinke goes in for the tackle.
Tigers defence was impressive at the weekend.
The Tigers team tackle a Warriors player.
Warriors and Tigers fight for the ball.