Bluff deny Tigers win
THE Emerald Tigers would have found it hard to come back from a near 100-point thumping at the best of times, let alone while they were sitting second last on the competition ladder. So for Tigers club president Phil Rooney the 36-22 loss to Bluff Rabbitohs at the weekend brought with it a lot of positives to a team on the slide.
In a far cry from the 11-odd playing contingent that was belted 96-0 by Dysart the previous round, Tigers bundled 18 players into a bus bound for Maccas Oval in Bluff.
While the players were ready and willing for a strong contest, they struggled to find the possession to match.
“Ball security was not good and that’s costing us games,” Rooney said. “But it was great to see so many players stick up their hand for us this week.”
Coming back from 12-nil down on the scoreboard certainly would have given them confidence in the play, with Rooney giving particular praise to a few of the side’s more experienced playing mentors including Luke Wren and Mick Valentine.
“It’s good to have those sorts of leaders on board,” he said.
Bluff co-coach Wayne Saunders said he was pleased with the Rabbitohs efforts this week, in particular Brody Kuhn’s attacking raids and rock-solid defence and hoped the momentum continued into tomorrow night’s home game against the Springsure Mountain Men.