Tigers rest after five tough rounds

Senior women will play at Jindalee from 4.15pm. Pictures: Craig Slaney

Julian Pitts

A week off for the Rococo Noosa tigers with even the Thursday night training session bypassed after a pretty gruelling five rounds.The Noosa Boys sit sixth on the QAFL ladder after five rounds with the highlight of the opening few rounds obviously the magnificent win over Aspley in round two.

Even the performance against Broadbeach in round one was more than memorable. Fantastic crowds have flocked to watch the new look Tigers under the tutelage of legendary ex-Ainslie coach Chris Rourke who has brought a new professionalism and positive manner around the football department.

The Tigers football director was recruited accordingly after a winless 2021 however all in the inner sanctum know that there’s heaps more hard work to go yet, starting with 2019 QAFL Premiers Surfers paradise on the Vegas strip this Saturday with the main game starting at 1pm. The Rococo Noosa tigers should be strengthened by the return of intimidation unit Bussey, local Mav Pettigrove, former club champion Mitch Woods and hard-as-nails defender Charlie Bance. Surfers also had a weekend off after their Mt Gravatt fixture was called off due to poor ground condition in Brisbane last Saturday. Its likely the Tigers will be without champion key defender Riley Buntain who split webbing in his hand against Sherwood a fortnight ago. Buntain, up until then, had just been devastating in defence with his take on the game at all cost and timely spoiling technique. Clearly the standout player among the opening five rounds. Josh Wallis and partner in crime Tommy Templeton have been outstanding in the middle with locals Laskey and Fitzpatrick prevalent as usual playing a variety of roles. We’ve been super impressed also by the form of Lachy Flagg in defence and the busy ness of small forward Ethan Johnston. The work rate of ruckman Connor McDonald has also been noted.

Reserves 11 am

Seniors 1 pm

Colts 3.30 pm

Senior Women 4.15pm at Jindalee

Good luck to all those wearing the Noosa Tigers jumper this weekend with our youth and junior grades all up and going.

Go Tigers