It was the first game of last week between Tigers and the Eels. This I knew was going to be a fearsome yet heart breaking match. The teams looked precise and ready for action. They ran and out of the tunnel came the sleek men of the Eels. Then came out the champs of 2005 and yet to win 2010,...... the Tigers!!
The game had begun and the Eels kicked off. It was intense set of plays with great ball running and rough defence. Versatile winger Lote Tuquri scored a spectacular try which was given to him by a terrific Benji Marshall grubber. Marshall attempted the kick from out wide but missed slightly and the score remained 4-0. The Eels gained some very helpful position but they failed to turn the position into points. The Tigers then gained perfect position after Eels backrower Ben Smith made a late shot on Tigers Loose forward Chris Heighton. Tigers were near finishing there set , Fill in half back Tim Moltzen grubbered the ball into the goal line and centre Blake Ashyford touched down for a another try and made the score 8-0. At the end of the half with nobody looking Marshall hit a sweet drop goal superbly, It went right over the black dot. At half time the score was 9-0 to the TIGERS!!! The game went on and the second half started the Eels scored two hopeful trys but it wasn't enough as the Tigers dominated and won the game 23-12.