Emerald Junior Tigers players lap up the atmosphere during competition at McIndoe Park at the weekend.
Emerald Junior Tigers players lap up the atmosphere during competition at McIndoe Park at the weekend.

Making strides

Under-6s

EMERALD Tigers tackled Brothers White in a close encounter in the Central Highlands junior rugby league at the weekend.

Karaitiana was the man who was everywhere for Tigers in defence and attack and it was a solid effort by the youngster. Coaching staff praised the team for sharing the ball around. Tries went to Ben Klan, Zane Scrivener, Karaitiana and Max Mellin. Tigers ran true and straight with the ball making yards. Tackling skills were also greatly improved.

Under-8s

BROTHERS White under-8s played a great game against Emerald Tigers. The coach said all players had strong games. Several big hit-ups were from Bayley Lewin and Caleb Pollard, and there were far more secure off-loads and link-up plays and some excellent tackles. Noah Hartley ran over for two tries with Kody Hall, Hayden Gillespie and David Walters among the side’s top tacklers.

EMERALD Brothers Blue under-8s took on the might and power of Dysart Bulls.

The Emerald boys were eager to get back on the field after a few weeks off. It was great to see how they all worked together in defence, with a great try-saver from Coby, Henry and Keven to hold the Bulls up over the line. Once again the boys worked well around the ruck with Hayden Lloyd and Izik Shorten organising the team well. Mitch Ormond had some great bulldozing runs and some great confidence was showing from Eli Bran and Mitch, who made some wonderful tackles.

EMERALD Tigers played well against Brothers White. The side is hitting their straps and achieving their goals each and every week. Great defence this week from Tigers players Rohan Mann, Brayden Harper and Jordy Dunnett. Tries this week went to Jordy Dunnett, Hezekiah Cora, Tyson Rapp with a double and Harper and Mann got three each.

Under-10s

BROTHERS White under-10s battled close rivals Emerald Tigers at the weekend. The team lost their halfback for the game but were lucky when his able apprentice in Joe Gillespie stepped up to the role, with Tom O’Regan in hooker. The team showed great teamwork and strategies to play to their fullest capabilities, placing pressure on the opposition breaking their defence and opening up gaps in the field for the fast legs of fullback Ben Nucifora.

The team has come far this season, with the coach holding high hopes the good form will continue for the remainder of it.


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