It was a case of deja vu for the Centrals Tigers in Round 12 of the TDRL after they were comprehensively beaten by the Herbert River Crushers 52‒22 at Kern Brothers Drive on Saturday afternoon. 

It was the Tigers who started the better of the two teams racing in two quick tries within the first few minutes. 

However, the Tigers let the Crushers back into the match with poor execution and sloppy errors as was the case the previous week against the University Saints. 

However it was a vastly different side for the Tigers who ran out against the Crushers with up to 10 regular first graders back after they were unavailable through injury and work commitments the previous week. 

Unfortunately, the bolstered squad could do little as the Crushers ran riot on the Tigers fringe defence. 

Centrals started well with some strong running and an effective kicking game, however were quickly forced into numerous errors by the experienced Crushers defence. 

The Crushers were clinical in their ball movement and it showed on the score line with the outside backs having a field day tearing through the at times non-existent Tigers defence. 

North Queensland Cowboys under 20 player Aaron Solari was outstanding for the visitors grabbing a hat-trick on his way to man of the match honours. 

Solari was supported by captain and front-row charger Todd Cockburn who led from the front crossing for a pair of unexpected tries as well. 

The result ensured back to back losses for the Tigers and seems to have stalled their brilliant momentum.

UNIVERSITY 32 (Tries: Scott Evans 1, Jordan Remfrey 1, Daniel Pickering 1, Richard martin 1, Jake McManus 1, Goals: Daniel Pickering 5, Filed Goal: Daniel Pickering 1) DEF CHARTERS TOWERS 24 (Tries: Jack Shun 2, David Rollinson 1, Brendan Neilson 1, Goals: Adam Shaw 4)

BROTHERS 40 (Tries: Jason Norford 1, Leo Faagutu 1, Michael Parker-Walsh 1, Cade Maloney 1, Ricky Griffith 1, Glen Day 1, Goals: Nathaniel Bowman 6) DEF NORTHS 20 (Tries: Luke Hurr 1, Sam Smith 2, Mitch Grimes 1, Goals: Matthew Bonnano 2)

HERBERT RIVER 52 (Tries: Tyrone Harvey 1, Anthony Perkins 1, Scott Gibson 1, Aaron Solari 3, Jared Cockburn 1, Todd Cockburn 2, Goals: Mitchell Seri 8) DEF CENTRALS 22 (Tries: Jesse Pomare Anderson 2, George Gatis 1, Billo Mosby 1, Chippy Korostchuck 1, Goals: Taiby Doolah 1)

 

POS

TEAM

PTS

P

W

L

D

FF

PP

B

F

A

PD

1

Herbert River A Grade 2014

32

10

6

1

2

0

0

1

318

126

192

2

Brothers A Grade 2014

30

11

5

3

1

0

0

2

290

168

122

3

Centrals A Grade 2014

28

11

6

4

0

0

0

1

232

270

-38

4

Burdekin A Grade 2014

26

10

4

3

1

0

0

2

192

203

-11

5

University A Grade 2014

24

11

4

5

0

0

0

2

189

268

-79

6

Norths A Grade 2014

16

10

2

6

0

0

0

2

134

224

-90

7

Charters Towers A Grade 2014

12

10

2

7

0

0

0

1

189

285

-96

RESERVE GRADE

UNIVERSITY 22 (Tries: Anthony Toby 1, Shane Hackett 1, Adrian Doig 1, Simi Vaituliao 1, Goals: Jonathon Pepper 3) def CHARTRS TOWERS 16 (Tries: Kevin McLean 1, Leroy Dallachy 1, Steve Davidson 1, Goals: Kevin Mclean 1, Goals: Kevin McLean 2)

BROTHERS 22 (Tries Fred Haines 2, Ben Carter 1, Angelo Townson 1, Goals: Callan peach 1, PJ Hart 2) def NORTHS 12 (Tries: Luke ketchup 1, Justin Torney 1, Goals: Graham Tranby 2)

UNDER 18

CHARTERS TOWERS 30 (Tries: Samuel Knuth 1, Cody Jones 1, Shaun Johnson 1, Bradley Alloway 1, Benjamin Terry 1, Dylan Hastie 1, Goals: Connor Moxham  2, Tremayne Jones 1) def UNIVERSITY 24 (Tries: John Jenner 1, Tristan Nelliman-Adams 1, Brad Cross 1, Caleb Ransom 1, Goals: Brad Cross 1, Brad Duckworth 3)

BROTHERS 46 (Tries: Tre Jamal Conlan 1, Monty Pompey 2, Henco Oosthuizen 3, Josh Christenson 1, Luke Ford 1, Failonga Tepulolo 1, Goals: Zac Parker 4, Henco Oosthuizen 1) def NORTHS 6 (Tries: Kane Strahan 1, Goals: Kyle Brock 1)