BY THE ONE-EYED TIGER
2018 in Lunar New Year terms is the Year of the Dog but in Rugby League lingo it will be The Year of the Tiger! And last Saturday night’s first trial of the year gave a clear indication of that for all the world to see.
So if you want to win a motsa come Grand Final time take the tip and get set today with the Main-Law’s Funeral Fund with your favourite sp bookie while the odds are still good.
And they won’t be getting any better. Coz, take your old mate’s word, the odds will start crashing as the news get out that the new Look Tigers are set for 2018 Grand Final Premiership honours.
Then the daily screamer paper pundits and media rat pack blowhards will get aboard the Tigers bus in the hope of sharing their glory.
Tigers new supercoach Ivan Cleary has already got the Tigers squad firing on all sixes and his biggest problem now is going to be who to select each week.
Saturday night the new look Tigers were too hot for JT’s Cowgirls in steamy conditions without half the top side on the paddock including co-captains Benji Marshall, Russell Packer and Elijah Taylor along with Chris McQueen, Alex Twal and Kiwi international Ben Matulino.
Josh Reynolds was a stand out while Corey Thomson had a blinder scoring two tries with tries also to Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, Tyson Gamble, Taane Milne, and David Nofoaluma with conversions to Tuimoala Lololea and Esan Marsters.
Tigers Tarsha Gale Cup Tigers Thrill in First Up Trial! 2018 in Lunar New Year terms is the Year of the Dog but in Rugby League lingo it will be The Year of the Tiger! girls had a decisive 46 – 28 win over premiers Newcastle Frights at Leichhardt Oval HQ and remain undefeated.
This Saturday all roads lead to Cameltown for a five game program hosting the Gummy Sharks kicking off at 10.45am with Harold Matthews, 12.15pm S G Ball, 2.45pm Jersey Flegg, 4.45pm reserve grade and Firsts at 7pm.
Should be a good day and it should be at Leichhardt HQ. If you can’t catch the cameltrain get down to Tigers Five Dock and see all the action on the big screen. See ya there.