Luckless Tigers finish within a whisker

IT’S two victories in as many weeks for Springsure Mountain Men, after a 36-34 win over Emerald Tigers at the weekend.

Just as one club rises from the depths of the Central Highlands leaderboard, another struggles to find consistent mid-season form. But Emerald Tigers president Phil Rooney said the side had its chances.

“We had lapses and they would have put at least 10 points on us in that time,” he said.

The Tigers were dealt another blow with the loss of centre Brett Coop, whose broken cheekbone appeared to have put him on the sideline for the rest of the season.

“He’s a big part of the team – we lost a lot of attack when he went off,” he said.

Despite the Tigers’ bottom-placed ranking, Rooney said players wouldn’t have to search too far to improve their game.

“I don’t think the boys look at the ladder. They know what they’ve got to do and they’re the only ones who can lift the result.”


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