EMERALD Tigers overpowered the Emerald Cowboys 58-14 in the local derby at McIndoe Park.
Tiger Billy Neal cleaned up with three tries and David Brice went over for two.
Cowboys president Damon Walsh said it was a game to forget and fears for teams next to face the Tigers.
“We didn’t execute our plays when we got close to the line,” Walsh said.
“The effort was there and we tried hard but nothing seemed to come off.
“Tigers are on a roll and I would hate to be coming up against them in the finals.”
Kevin Bartley returned for the Cowboys with a man-of-the-match performance after a long absence and Nathan Horn and Dain Waddell both went forward all night.
The Cowboys are into their first finals appearance in five years with Gemfields forfeiting this week.
Tigers were unavailable for comment.
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