Visiting Tigers Take Out Longreach 7's

Of the 11 men’s teams that came, each were granted three games with the grand finalist playing six games.

Brisbane Eastern Suburbs Tigers were the favourites to take out the 1st prize and they didn't disappoint, beating CQ Rangers in the final.

Normanton Stingers lost in the Platt final to the Drew Ballard replacements team.

Some standout teams were the Central West local teams from Blackall and Winton, both of whom put in a good showing the boys from Quilpie / Windorah also stood tall on the day.

The host team the young Longreach Thomson Tigers lost in the first round, but were more than happy to have played Brisbane East Tigers.

Others teams that enjoyed the day were the colourful Rocky Ringworms, the Clermont Spuds and the Emerald Tigers.

The women started the day with the Central West Fillies taking on the favourites the Clermont Ladies and going down by 2 points.

In the second game, the Clermont Ladies took on the Emerald Tigers Ladies, getting their second win. In game three, the Central West Fillies drew with the Emerald Tigers Ladies; then Clermont met the Tigers in the final coming out the victors.

It was good to see a QRL present on the day with Mr Danny McGuire and Mr Rob Crow there; and a special thanks goes to Rob for doing a full day of reffing.

From the Longreach Thomson Tigers – thanks to all the teams for making this carnival a day to remember; to all the spectators we hope you enjoyed a day of some of the best rugby league Queensland has to offer; to Mr Des Morris and crew from Brisbane Eastern Suburbs Tigers for coming out and supporting outback rugby league and to all the other teams for also making this a day to remember and to the Central West fillies on your first game of rugby league.

You did us proud we also thank all the people who don’t get the recognition who worked tireless all day to make this day.

Thanks also to all the central highlands and our local refs thank you thank you to everybody involved see you all again in 2015.

The Clermont and the Emerald Tigers have already signed on!

WRITTEN BY: TIM PENROSE (QRL Website)




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