7's Tigers v Nambucca

It was a great start to the day down by the shores of Nambucca Heads.  The games starts with the Nambucca roosters kick off to the tigers...

At No.1 bull raging Chad Fuller with eyes open wide, met some stiff Nambucca defence. He was picked up and driven back a few metres but that didn't stop him. A Few minutes later he was off wresting, 15 metres behind the run of play with teammate Levi Kay fine tuning those hard hit up skills.

2nd in charge was Thomas Leece. With the ball tucked under one arm and the other arm out as a shield, Thomas marched the team forward with aggressive facial expression implying to the roosters  "they dare not lay a hand on me!".

Third run, was foot loose Levi Kay. After doing the chicken dance and running 15 meters to the side and circling round the back - the team reminded him to "GO FORWARD LEVI!" who soon reset that compass and run a few dazzling metres up the side line moving his team up the field.

Next was to be Manassa Bula-Tika, I think the cover tackling machine was saving his energy for when we were to defend our line, so he gave way for the hard working Jayda Cohen to make a bustling run who didn't get stopped until Nambucca's second attempt, then was finally brought down 15 metres out from the try line. Positioning us well for defence.

Nambucca had great attack which put our defence to the test. Some really good cover defence from Manassa, Declan Rouse, Matty Recklies and Jayda.

In a second round off attack we had some great carry forwards by the Recklies boys and Declan Rouse. Daniel and Matty Recklies had grins from ear to ear when they ran. When we say as coaches, "just have some fun", well the Recklies boys take it serious. That is; serious fun. Matty won man of the match with his great attitude and his eagerness to help the team go forward.

Last to run was Declan Rouse, and he sure didn't let his team down. With a step and a weave, he brushed off through some tough Nambucca defence to score a 25-30 metre try. In defence he was as usual, a brick wall... Also to put some points on the board late in the game was our team speedster, Manassa the stepping guru Bula- Tika... Oh and the cover tackling machine for the team, week in week out.. Manassa's try came off the back of great run by Jayda Cohen who almost got to the line herself. That placed her runner up to Matty recklies Best and Fairest on the day. Both receive a movie ticket.

With some of our greatest defending machines missing in action (Darius Ringsted  and Riley Smart) there were a few trys stacked up against us, the tigers went off winners anyway congratulating Nambucca on their victory. Better luck next time tigers.

May the inner tiger in you be contained til next meet. RRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrroar