MATCH REPORT – Cairns Old Crocs visit 25 March 2011
***** ARCHIVED NEWS ******
Game 1 2010 – Redlands
Star Imports Star For Tigers
The Toothless Tigers unveiled their new signings in the traditional first game of the season against Redlands. Club President, Andrew Sharp, has clearly been busy during the off-season bringing in a group of South Africans to bolster the flagging forward pack and they certainly made a difference from the start. Scything defense across the paddock, precision attack in the backs, and a forward pack that had energy to burn proved the difference between the two teams in a game that was a great spectacle for the eager crowd of rugby fans.
Noticeably, aging workhorses of Hosking, Norris, Heiser and Co., were demoted from the starting 19 in order to make way for the new players in a move that raised eyebrows from opposition players and supporters alike. Rumour has it that Sharp’s decision to “rest” the players prompted the group to pull an Andrew Symonds and “go camping”. But their absence hardly mattered to the game’s outcome with a sleek display that promises much for the season ahead.
EASTS v EASTS
The great Easts derby kicked off for the first time on 26 June 2009 when the Easts Veterans hosted the Toothless Tigers. The rugby Gods were clearly taking a keen interest in this match because the heavens opened up just before kick-off and continued through until full time making it a wet, slippery, muddy affair – perfect for the forwards to do what they do best. This was a hard, tough encounter with no quarter given by either team as indicated by the 0-0 scoreline. It was a marvellous game played in great spirit and if this is the benchmark of future games they will prove to be the highlight of our season.
XXXX MATCH REPORT 29 May 2009
Thanks to Fourex for filling in a game for us at such short notice and what a game it was. The Tigers played arguably their best game of the season with the forwards excelling in defence and the backs holding onto the ball, passing, running, stepping, swerving. Terry Hartnett summed up the evening best “it was an honour and a pleasure to play rugby with you fellows tonight” – and it is interesting to note Sharpie and Quads were on the opposing side.
THIRSTY LIONS MATCH REPORT 01 MAY 2009
Thanks to the Lions for a fabulous game on Friday night. They made a huge effort to get so many players down from the Sunshine Coast, we really appreciate it. The Tigers were ably led by young ‘Bilbo’ (yes Nobby, it is spelled with two ‘B’s) who put in a great performance. The Lions scored three great tries with some sensational passing under pressure and the Tigers also scored a great try, a scintillating 180 metre individual effort. A try scored from the kick-off where the player caught the ball, ran across field past 11 defenders and then back across field, beating another 11 and then scythed through, bumping off tackler after tackler and then scoring. Anyway, that’s what I saw.
Toothless Tigers have set a new record for new signings for 2009. Not since the inaugural year of 1992 have we had so many new faces on board. This influx of youth has reduced the average age of the team way down to 49 years of age.
KENMORE BULLFROGS MATCH REPORT – 27 March 2009
The Toothless travelled to Kenmore for the first time in a few years and now we remember why we leave it so long between visits. There is no dispute they are bigger, faster, stronger. The final score was KENMORE 7 tries to EASTS 1 broken leg, 1 busted knee, 4 stitches and a black eye. Well done Kenmore.
EVERTON PARK MATCH REPORT – 13 March 2009
A great game of footy played in great spirit. Finally we had a backline that held onto the ball and a forward pack that created room for the backs to have a run.
PINE RIVERS MATCH REPORT – 6 March 2009
The Toothless ventured into Brisbane’s north side to take on the Pine Rivers Pensioners and it was fantastic to see so many players turn up – and in club shirts! Richie led the team for the night and made a great job of it until the 3-2-1 nominations had to be made. Congratulations to John C, Leon, and Ronnie O’Brien who picked up the awards for the night. Interesting to note they are all backs… and Richie is a back… coincidence?