LEAGUE ACTION: Waves Tigers Zakarey Bainbridge is kept away from the try line by the Easts defence earlier this season. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
LEAGUE ACTION: Waves Tigers Zakarey Bainbridge is kept away from the try line by the Easts defence earlier this season. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Tigers focus on Wallaroos

THE next two weeks could shape how the season plays out for the Across The Waves Tigers.

This week they will face the Wallaroos at Salter Oval in the Bundaberg Rugby League competition before facing Isis in round eight.

Two wins would put the Tigers at five wins before their bye and well on track to make their first finals appearance in a long time in the BRL.

While playing down the importance of the next fortnight, Tigers assistant coach Ashley Simpson said they are focusing on the Wallaroos this week.

"It would be nice to go into the bye with two wins but it doesn't make or break our season," he said.

"The process is to get the team playing to our style and that is going to take most of the year."

He said the team can't underestimate the Wallaroos who have played well despite winning just once this season.

"They are a young side but have plenty of strength and experience," he said.

"Sides like that are hard to beat and we have to look out for Shaun Collins as well."

Despite being down with injuries and others on work commitments the coach expects his team to respond after last week's big loss to Past Brothers.

"We focused more on our defence in training this week," he said.

"We're confident those who come in can do their job and perform well."

The match between the two teams will start at 1.15pm on tomorrow.

In the other match Isis and the Eastern Suburbs will be looking for their first win of the season.

That match will start at 3pm.



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