Tigers look to bounce back

Double trouble: The Eden Tigerettes will play two games this weekend against Narooma and Candelo-Bemboka with the Tigers hosting at Narira Park.
Double trouble: The Eden Tigerettes will play two games this weekend against Narooma and Candelo-Bemboka with the Tigers hosting at Narira Park.

The Eden Tigers will be looking for redemption after a bruising round two result. 

The Tigers will contest five massive rounds of rugby league against the Narooma Devils and the Candelo-Bemboka Panthers.

It will be a home-round for the Tigers’ portability club of the Bermagui-Cobargo Eels at Cobargo’s Narira Park. 

Officials said it is a strong partnership with the Eels as the clubs hold a joint under 18s roster and the Eels step in to the first grade roster when called on. 

It could be the case again this week after Tigers president Michael Gandon said the change rooms resembled “a casualty ward” after a tough encounter with the Cooma Stallions recently. 

However, the Eden roster has bounced back from a weekoff and will welcome the return of captain-coach Jake Whitehead to lead from the field. 

The Tigers will also look to the return of John Aldridge, who is arguably one of the best kickers and playmakers in Group 16. 

Statistically, Sunday’s matches could be very evenly versed. 

The Tigers went down to the Sharks in the final minute in round one, while the Devils held Moruya to a 10-10 draw. 

It may boil down to the similar playstyle and make up of the teams, relying more on speed and skill than raw size in the front lines. 

The Tigerettes will perhaps be tested most, playing two separate matches on the day against the She-Devils and later, the Pink Panthers. 

Games run at Narira Park from 9.30am with the first grade match to kick off at 2.30pm.