For­mer Hawk leads Tigers’ re­vival

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

FOR­MER Gin Gin Hawk Danny Mo­ran is now one of the lead­ers of Waves Tigers’ res­ur­rec­tion.

The Tigers were in dis­ar­ray last week fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of coach and pres­i­dent Rus­sell Thomas due to “per­sonal rea­sons”.

Mo­ran an­swered the SOS from cousin and Waves vice-pres­i­dent Shane Hicks to help rebuild the club, and has brought up to 14 play­ers with him.

The cen­tre-turned -full­back joined the Hawks, who played in the North­ern Dis­trict Rugby League, af­ter he left Waves dur­ing the pre-sea­son, where he was set to coach the re­serve grade side.

He lost the role as he could not ob­tain a blue card by the club’s dead­line, and the Tigers sub­se­quently with­drew their re­serve grade team due to lack of num­bers af­ter “12 to 14 play­ers” fol­lowed Mo­ran out the door.

Mo­ran found a home at the Hawks, and rep­re­sented North Wide Bay Rangers at the 47th Bat­tal­ion Car­ni­val at Roma af­ter an im­pres­sive open­ing few rounds.

“The main rea­son is Across The Waves re­ally needed the help,” Mo­ran said. “A lot of peo­ple will be ugly about it be­cause I’ve been around a few clubs, but I’m try­ing to find a club that can be home for the next five to 10 years.

“The re­la­tion­ship (with Hicks) played a role. He loves the club and just wants to see it get back to a com­pet­i­tive level.”

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

GO-TO MAN: Waves full­back and for­mer Hawk Danny Mo­ran takes on the Isis Devils’ de­fence.

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