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Tully Tigers A-grade pipped by Yarrabah in two-point thriller

By 4/June/2021

TULLY Tigers hosted Yarrabah Seahawks last Saturday, with a nail-biting A-grade match as the home side were unlucky to be pipped by two points 34 – 32 after Yarrabah slotted a penalty kick right on full time.

The try scorers for Tully were Tai Namaibai, Nabil Sipi, Ronal Uhila, Matt Laumea, and Jack Myatt and Phil Nona slotted four goals.

Prior to kick off in the A-grade game, players and spectators were upstanding and observed a minute’s silence in memory of Bruno Viero who had passed away. 

Viero was a life-time rugby league supporter and dedicated to Tully Tigers and his favourite NRL team, the Brisbane Broncos. 

He played for the Tully Tigers Club and held Assistant Coach and Manager roles in Tully Tigers Junior Rugby League.

It was a close game in Reserve grade, with both sides locked up at 12 – 12 at half time.  Tully went on to a thrilling two-point win against Yarrabah with 20 – 18 at full time.

Tully led by 20 – 6 at half time in the Under 18 game and despite not scoring in the second half, and a spirited fightback from Yarrabah, they managed to scrape home 20 – 18. 

All other CDRL teams had byes this weekend and only two Round 4 catch up games were played on Saturday, with Southern Suburbs hosting Edmonton at Alley Park, Gordonvale, and Tully at home against Yarrabah. 

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CDRL Round 4 catch up games – May 29

A-Grade

Yarrabah 34 defeated Tully 32

Southern Suburbs 26 defeated Edmonton 22

Bye: Innisfail, Kangaroos, Ivanhoes, Mareeba, Atherton, Mossman-Port Douglas, and Cairns Brothers.

CDRL Ladder Round 7: Cairns Brothers 14, Innisfail 10, Kangaroos 10, Yarrabah 10, Mossman-Port Douglas 9, Southern Suburbs 9, Ivanhoes 8, Edmonton 5, Tully Tigers 4, Mareeba 3, and Atherton 2.

Reserve Grade

Tully 20 defeated Yarrabah 18

Southern Suburbs 20 defeated Edmonton 14

Under 18

Tully 36 defeated Yarrabah 24

Edmonton 38 defeated Southern Suburbs 30

Innisfail Leprechauns are back home at Callendar Park this Saturday, to clash with Atherton Roosters, whilst Tully Tigers travel to Stan Williams Park, Manunda on Saturday to face current ladder leaders, Cairns Brothers.

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