Tigers are ready for clash with War­riors

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@ cnbtimes.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: It’s been a long an­tic­i­pated start to the sea­son with the Biggen­den War­riors tak­ing on the Mun­dub­bera Tigers this Satur­day night.

The game is set to kick off at 6.30pm at the War­riors’ home ground.

It will be the first game of the rugby league sea­son and com­mit­tee mem­bers are op­ti­mistic it will be a game not to miss.

Mun­dub­bera Tigers pres­i­dent Cameron Mac­Don­ald said he was pleased to see the boys putting the hard yards in dur­ing the pre sea­son train­ing.

“Our pre-sea­son has been great with a lot of new faces around the club,” he said.

“It’s a very dif­fer­ent side from the past cou­ple of sea­sons but ev­ery­one has turned up ready to work and the num­bers have been great.”

Mac­Don­ald said the whole team was ex­cited to be back and were will­ing to go the ex­tra mile de­ter­mined to bring home the tro­phy.

“Ev­ery­one is ex­cited about the sea­son kick­ing off this week­end and the boys can’t wait to take the field,” he said.

“It’s al­ways tough play­ing them at home but hope­fully we can just stick to our game plan and come away with the win.

Mac­Don­ald said the team to de­feat this sea­son would be the Gayn­dah Glad­i­a­tors.

“I’m sure their su­per coach Robert Lins­ket has his team ready for the chal­lenge,” Mac­Don­ald said.

“Hope­fully we get a crack at the South Bur­nett teams at some stage this year to see where we re­ally are as a com­pe­ti­tion and it’s al­ways great to test your­self against a dif­fer­ent op­po­si­tion.”

Mac­Don­ald said the com­mu­nity won’t recog­nise the team this week­end.

“I’d say we only have six play­ers who’ve played the pre­vi­ous two sea­sons, we have a lot of new play­ers this year and they’re look­ing to set a name for them­selves,” he said.

The team this sea­son has fo­cussed on numer­ous skills through­out pre-sea­son.

“We’ve been work­ing on all as­pects, from our fit­ness and game struc­ture,” he said.

“At the end of the day you can be pre­pared as much as you can but it all de­pends on how you play on the day, we don’t know what to ex­pect but if we stick to our game plan, we should be right.”

Mac­Don­ald said Biggen­den was a good side and would be a hard team to beat.

“They’re very well backed and can be an un­pre­dictable side,” he said.

“We’ll play the best we can on Satur­day.”

PHOTO: FILE

LET’S GO: Mun­dub­bera Tigers pres­i­dent Cameron Mac­Don­ald says his team is ready for the first match of the sea­son.

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