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TIGERS don’t normally play well with others – and newcomers Carina will be looking to rattle the cage of the established Easts when they come up against each other in a battle of the big cats this weekend.

Carina have joined a newly expanded FOGS Cup competition this season and face the tough ask of opening their season with a game against last year’s defending premiers.

The club was established in 1958 and this season the FOGS side will play their home games at Leo Williams Oval.

President Paul Bellamy said there was a lot of excitement around the club regarding the inclusion of the new FOGS team into the competition.  

“More people (at) every training session are asking questions about the team, which then gets more people talking and hopefully more and more (after that),” Bellamy said.

“The younger players don't really understand and I don't think they will until they see them play so hopefully we can entice them to come down to some games so they can see what the fuss is about and then want to continue on with their rugby league journey with Carina.

“As far as expectation goes I believe the Carina FOGS team will go into every game expecting to win and the entire supporter base will be behind them 100%.”

While both teams will be allocated some players from the Easts Tigers senior squad; Easts Tigers coach Scott Sipple has likened the rivalry to a “big brother/little brother scenario” – meaning bragging rights are definitely on the line.

With the Tigers clash will close out the opening round on Sunday afternoon, the first match of this year’s competition will be played between the Jets and Wynnum Manly Seagulls, with the Ipswich home side looking to continue the form that saw them into last year’s grand final.

In the FOGS Colts competition this weekend, the young Tigers will this week host the Sunshine Coast as they aim to snare their second win after going down to the Wynnum Manly Seagulls 34-24 in round 2.

Tweed Heads sit at the top of the table at this early stage of the competition as the only team to be without a loss; a streak they will be looking to continue when they host the Norths Devils this Sunday.

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