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