2019 PREMIERS – NOOSA TIGERS

The Rococo’s Bar and Bistro Noosa Tigers have put on nothing short of a physically awesome display of footy to bring back the 2019 QFA Division 1 premiership flag.

And my god wasn’t their intent evident in the opening seconds. Some tactical change up around the opening bounce saw the physical prowess of the Tigers just ambushing their fancied opponents. And it kept going throughout the entire first half as the Noosa train just surged with a presence around the contest that many of the Tiger faithful can recall seeing for years.

The tackling pressure was enormous as the fumbling Roos had simply no answer and it was entirely across the 22 players representing our great club. The second half petered a tad because the damage had been done, the cup was heading to Weyba road and it was time for a few party tricks and some wild celebrations. A seven goal victory sealing the premiership for Bovalino’s boys who simply just put on a show. It was so good to watch with the large continent of proud Tiger faithful still shaking their heads well into the night at their teams excellence.

As mentioned already it was a total team performance with so many standouts. Mcrimmon in the back pocket just superb totally nullifying his opponent and booting a terrific crowd pleasing last quarter goal to ice the game. Jason Boydle at full back just impassable as he collects his third premiership medal at the Tigers. Big Riley Buntain was awesome in the air and clearly one of the best players on the ground. Young Angus Smyth early probably was the pick of the Tigers before going off to injury whilst fellow teenagers Pettigrove and O’Dwyer just continued to create havoc and mesmerize the crowd.

And who could forget the hardness and silky skill of Will McKenzie who had only turned 18 the day before. Footy manager Mitch woods played a superb game once again as he wins his first premiership medallion whilst Jai Fitzpatrick wowed us again with flashes of brilliance. Tyler Stack racked up 32 touches on his wing to be judged best on ground and just never stopped running. Jayden Holt was just brutal in the middle and his courage in the contest will be talked about for years. Mckendrick as well just epitomised the mindset of the champions with a superb game himself whilst forwards Kenny and Brock continued to do the team things. Kenny’s attack on the footy a constant highlight.

Peter Trompf picked up his third senior premiership medal with a terrific marking performance that came with the grit that makes Trompf a favourite son at Noosa. Nick Sutton wore his heart on his sleeve as usual and is now a premiership player whilst young Rhys Tarling was just so impressive with his physical attack on the footy the entire day. Veteran forward Ryan Jeffrey was key to the victory kicking 5 goals and really setting the game up early with presence and courage. Skipper Aaron Laskey was again magnificent with his influence amassing 31 touches and having a massive bearing on the result. Laskey has never played a bad game for Noosa. Harry Maher across half back was just Herculean, racking up 28 touches (19 in the second half) and backing into packs with courage the entire day whilst his good mate Connor McDonald was for mine the best player on the ground. He was everywhere and his negation of Jacob Simpson the major reason the Tigers started so well and continued throughout the match. Champion onballer Nick Hill also a standout as he picked up 27 touches and s long awaited premiership medal to boot.

It was brutal! It was awesome! Who puts the Roo in the stew? Noosa Do!

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