Here’s the Round 7 match reports.
The Tigers took on the Kangaroos on a cold and frosty Sunday morning looking to continue to their good form of late. We practiced at training having the FR do more organising on the field and our attack showed instant results. Hugh started in the FR singlet and combined with great service from Mila at dummy half had the team going exactly where he wanted them resulting in Christian crossing for his first Rugby League try. With our new attacking structure working the boys also showed great enthusiasm in defence with Liam showing us what a great cover defender he can be and was well supported by Murray and Aiden. With our defence getting us plenty of ball our ball runners made plenty of meters with Jay and Ollie make plenty of meters and often carrying defenders with them, leading to Geordie to score a great individual try. Guys if we keep practicing our attacking plan you will have many more successful games to come. Try scorers this week were Christian 2, Geordie 1, Hugh 3, Jay 2 and Ollie 2. Goals were kicked by Murray, Geordie, Hugh, Jay, Liam, and Ollie 2. Player of the week went to Christian for to spectacular tries, and Tackler of the Week was Liam after finding his tackling shoulders again. Well done boys keep it up. Tough game this week against the Knights but if we keep up the good work we can match any team.
– Trevor W. (Coach)
BUNGENDORE JUNIOR TIGERS U11s vs NORTH CANBERRA BEARS – KALEEN OVAL- 19 JUN 22
On a bright, sunny winter’s morning, and notwithstanding an earlier than normal start, our young Tigers provided some dazzling footy against the North Canberra Bears.
Playing uphill in the first half certainly didn’t deter the team, with some cracking runs, hard hit ups, great tackles and brilliant teamwork. Lachlan opened the scoring with Kieran quick to follow up and convert his own try. Then with the ball on our own goal line, Max’s ‘assist’ set Lachlan off darting and weaving the length of the field to dive in the right hand corner, allowing Dan to get the conversion. A great storming run from Rhys, who converted his own try, meant the Tigers led 22-6 at the break.
With the sun on their backs, and playing down hill, the Tigers continued their fine form, with both Lachlan and Rhys adding to their try tally, as well as Kieran driving over the line. Logan and Tom kicking conversions, as well as Max grabbing a brilliant pass from Dan to score the corner (and converting his own try), meant we kept a healthy lead, and despite a spirited comeback by the Bears, our young guns ran out 44-22 winners.
It was so pleasing to see just reward for the hard work put in at training in recent weeks, with some great passing, Dan in particular, as well as powerful runs and support from everyone. How do you pick the awards, amidst such a great all-round performance – with difficulty that’s for sure? However, for their tip top performances, Austin and Max stood out from the Coach’s perspective. Well done both of you!
With just the one game before we all get a well-earned break, please turn out in force to support our U11s again this Sunday, at Higgins Oval.
See you at the Footy – Go you Tigers!
– Carl W. (Asst. Manager)
Some of the photos are below.