Tigers vs WM Seagulls: Brisbane Fight Valiantly But Fall Just Short

The Brisbane Tigers mounted a spirited second-half fightback against Wynnum Manly in Round 13 but their valiant efforts ultimately fell just short as the Seagulls held on for an 18-16 victory. Tigers vs WM Seagulls kicked off at 3:00 p.m. last Saturday, June 8 at the Totally Workwear Stadium.

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Tigers vs WM Seagulls

Wynnum Manly came out of the gates firing, with lock Josh Stuckey grabbing a first-half double to help the home side race out to an 18-6 lead at the break. The Seagulls looked in complete control after their blistering start.

However, the Tigers refused to go away quietly. Led by a phenomenal individual performance from centre Kane Bradley, Brisbane turned the tide in the second stanza.

The towering Bradley was simply unstoppable, scoring two tries while racking up 193 run metres, 79 post-contact metres, 2 line breaks, 5 tackle busts and 2 offloads in a true master class of powerful centre play.

Despite Bradley’s herculean efforts, the Tigers just couldn’t quite get over the line as Wynnum’s first-half burst proved too much to overcome.

Tigers captain Ryley Jacks bemoaned his side’s slow start as the ultimate difference maker.

Jacks said that their atrocious first half really hurt them with those two sin bins and lack of discipline. “If we can fix that up, I back us to win games like this,” he argued.

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Long Lunch ahead for the Tigers faithful

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In other news, the club’s major fundraising Long Lunch is announced for Friday, August 9th at Victoria Park Golf Course. Rugby league legends Wally Lewis and Gene Miles are the special guests, with raffles, auctions and amazing prizes on offer for fans.

Get your tickets here.

Published 14-June-2024

Tigers vs Jets: Defending Premiers Looking to Roar Back After Shaky Start

The defending premiers Brisbane Tigers have a chance to shake-off a 0-2 start as they take on the Jets at Totally Workwear Stadium. The Tigers fell 24-30 to the Falcons in their home opener before suffering a 38-12 drubbing at the hands of the Northern Pride in Cairns. Tigers vs Jets kick off this Sunday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m.

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Brutal loss against Northern Pride

As the Pride match progressed, the home team’s superior conditioning and game plan seemed to give them an edge over the tiring Tigers.

“The first 60 minutes was a real grind. We were able to go into half time with a narrow lead [14-12]. We showed a lot of resolve in our defensive line and that really set-up the second half performance,” said Pride coach Eric Smith.

Smith credited his team’s fitness for allowing them to take control late in the contest against the talented but flagging Tigers.

“With 20 minutes to go I thought physically we were able to put the foot down. They started to look tired and we were able to accelerate away.”

Last year’s Tigers vs Jets matchups

Last year’s Tigers vs Jets matchups
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The Tigers, loaded with current and former NRL talent as well as experienced Queensland Cup players, will look to get their groove back against a team that they dominated twice last season. They handed the Jets a 54-20 thrashing at home, while also cruising to a 24-46 victory on the road.

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After their sluggish start, the defending champs are surely hungry to kick-start their title defence with a strong performance in front of their home fans.

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Published 22-March-2024