Tigers played host to a good side from Orihuela on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Torrevieja. Things didn’t start well for the Tigers with the late withdrawal of Mike Campbell the Tiger’s fly half and playmaker, and scrum half Elliot Slater due to Injury. However the coaches re shuffled the team and the tigers took to the field watched by quite a few spectators. At half time the match was even due to good play from both sides in a well disciplined match.
Mikey playing at Number 10 this week ran the show for the tigers, assisted by pack leader john Batterby, Jose, Chris done, excellent play by Javi Carillo, the team being lead also by new captain of the day Esteban Hermo. The second half saw Orihuela test the Tigers more and more and eventually come out on top winning the match 27-12. The tigers in the second half tried new players, and players from the U18 team from last season, who all gave a good account of themselves, Lucas, Mauro, Aitor to name a few.
A good test for the Tigers, for when the new season starts in a few weeks.
The tigers Saturday also introduced two Tiger Cubs, two new players who have joined the Tigers Academy Tyler and Joseph - we welcome them.
Torrevieja Tigers are still looking for new players, from the age of 12 upwards for the various sides. Ttaining is Tuesdays and Thursdays 1730-1900 for ALL under the age of 18
Tuesdays 2000 till 2230 for Seniors
Fridays 1830 till 2100
The Tigers would like to thank St James´s Gate for their continued Sponsorship.
The next Tigers game is next Sunday, 14th of October kick off 2pm, this match is against a visiting UK side from Doncaster and is billed as a Vets match.
The Tigers invite everyone to come and watch the match for free. Then it’s off to St James’s Gate for the after march festivities.
New things happening at the Tigers SOON - check out the CoastRider for the up to date developments.
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