The Suzuki Easts Tigers were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of the new Tiger Cub Kindy at Dreamworld.
In the lead up to this Saturday's (June 2) clash with PNG Hunters at Suzuki Stadium, Langland's Park, the exciting experience yesterday morning put the squad in touch with their true stripes.
After partnering with the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF), it was only fitting that the Tigers got the chance to meet the newest additions to the Dreamworld tiger's family.
Players were given the opportunity to mingle with tiger cubs, Melati and Mya, while learning about the global conservation efforts that DWF commits to.
Al Mucci said the cubs represented a vital step forward in the world-wide tiger conservation movement, of which the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation is a major supporter..
"These two cubs will be outstanding global ambassadors for their endangered cousins in the wild," Mucci said.
"With fewer than 4000 tigers estimated to be alive around the world, Dreamworld's tiger program is helping to ensure a long-term future for the species."
Intrust Super Cup captain Jake Foster was asked about this weekend's clash against the PNG Hunters at home.
"Although we may not have gotten off to the start we would have liked for the season, after last week's win we are excited to try and keep our momentum going," Foster said.
After a 54-16 win over the Wynnum Manly Seagulls, Easts are hoping that they will continue in similar form.
"We finally got rewarded from our efforts as we completed over 80 per cent in both halves," Intrust Super Cup coach Scott Sipple, said.
The Saturday's game kicks off at 2pm with Hastings Deering Colts, followed by the main game at 4pm.