Juniors: Round 4 match reports

U12

BUNGENDORE JUNIOR TIGERS U12s VS NORTH CANBERRA BEARS (RED) – 21 MAY 23 – KALEEN

In cold and windy conditions, our young Tigers shone through with their tireless efforts and energy, throughout a hard fought game against the Bears.

With plenty of support from family and friends on the touchline, we witnessed some fantastic work in defence with strong tackling and our forwards Brock, Jacob, Rhys and Toby gaining ground, with some powerful runs and charging through with some great hit ups.

In the first half, the combination of accurate passing, throwing the ball wide and breaking through the line, resulted in a fine team try with Kieran scoring and Tom stepping up with the extra points. While in the second half, Max was unlucky to not to have scored after being held up over the line, following his darting run. Nevertheless, our players continued to give 110%, with another fine team effort resulting in Kieran crossing for his second try, just before the final whistle.

With so many giving of their best, as always it’s difficult to a single out one player however, for his outstanding all round performance, Logan richly deserved the coach’s award this week.

Please make sure we are all turn out next week – regardless of the weather – to cheer on our youngsters. Go the Tigers!

– Carl W. (Asst. Manager)

 U6-Black

Another great win by the boys. Played so well as a team. The boys run hard and never run out. Our tiger trap in defence was brilliant, all spread out waiting to pounce. Laker and Mason got the players of the match. 2 tries each and plenty of tags/tackles. The boys are picking up the fundamentals of the game really well. Very proud coach.

-Adam H. (Coach)

 U12-GLT

What started out as a possible forfeit as we had 8 girls sick, we decided to play anyway and some of the sick girls filled in for us to make a team. What a game. We lost by 1 try. We had no reserves so all girls played a full game, even tho they weren’t feeling the best.

Their dedication and effort was amazing.

-Courtney L. (Manager)

U7-Orange

U/7 Orange- VS Tuggeranong Blue

A windy morning drew us out to Kambah for our 4th round match.

We had a later game than usual and it was awesome! It is always a pleasure to play Tuggeranong. This week the boys were lucky enough to have a ref. It was exactly what we needed. He was tough and fair and really made the boys stop, think and listen. So thanks to Tuggers for supplying the ref.

We implemented some new ‘incentives’ this week and they were a huge hit! Our defence hit a new level and off the back of that, some great tries were scored. Our team are coming together like a well oiled machine and the improvement week to week is outstanding.

Huge week for George this week. 9 tackles which meant he took out ‘Best Defence Player’. Zac had his first run this week and what an outstanding impression he has made. The sportsmanship towards his team mates and the opposition was excellent, his courage, ability and general understanding of the game was superb. You would think that he had been with the team and playing the game for years! For this, he was awarded player of the week for his efforts!

Back to home next week.

-Kaaren D. (Manager)

U9-Orange

On a sunny but chilly morning at Wright Park, the U9 Orange Tigers took on the Queanbeyan Blues (Blue) team. The boys were pumped and ready to play. With Lucas as team captain for game day, we kicked off and it was game on. All the boys held the defence line well with plenty of talk, ‘hold, hold’ chants and getting off the line quickly for tackling as practiced at training – great job boys!!

The first try was scored by the Blues, but there was still a long way to go.

The Mighty Tigers got their chance to attack and it was game on. First try was scored by Nelson slipping through the Blues defensive line and running one end of the field to the other. It was a tight match through the 2nd and 3rd quarters with strong defence from both teams, but some good attacking saw the U9s score 4 tries in total (Nelson x2, Kobe x2) and 2 conversions (Nelson and Kobe). Ollie was putting on some sneaky moves out of dummy half and Lucas and Christian had some good runs to gain ground towards the try line. The 4th quarter saw the whole team continue to get in and support each other during tackles but the Blues just nudged in front with a final try just before the siren.

Man of the Match this week went to Owen with a big improvement in defence and getting tackles on the board, Tackler of the Week was Nelson and the Manager’s Team Player of the Week, Lachie for getting in and supporting his team mates in the defensive line. Well done boys👏👏👏

See you all at our home game ready for the Valley Dragons.🏉 🏉

-Ranae J. (Manager)