Tigers suffer near 100 point deficit
EVEN before a ball had been kicked the outlook didn't look good for Emerald Tigers coach Phil Rooney. But not even he could have imagined the extent of the points thumping that lay ahead.
Taking the field with just 11 players against the only team yet to be beaten in the 2011 season, the Tigers copped a 96-0 hammering by the Dysart Bulls.
“It's not something that we are in any way proud of but in saying that, I take my hat off to those players who did take the field on Saturday night,” Tigers coach Rooney said. “We had a minimum of 15 blokes to travel away with but then when we got up there, a car load just didn't turn up.
“It's very disappointing to say the least.”
The points deficit will put a huge dent in the Tigers for-and-against standings but Rooney said he could only work with the players he had available.
“I don't like it at all but that's all we could do,” he said.