Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Roos Bounce Tigers out of Title Race in Super Display

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Roos Bounce Tigers out of Title Race in Super Display

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Byline: Trent Slatter trent.slatter@thechronicle.com.au

AFTER three-straight premierships, the Toowoomba Tigers' dynasty has finally crumbled.

The Tigers were battered 15.13 (103) to 5.6 (36) by a red-hot Coolaroo outfit in Saturday's AFL Darling Downs preliminary final at Rockville Park.

Just 12 points separated the two sides when they met in the qualifying final a fortnight ago.

But Coolaroo never let the Tigers in the contest at the weekend, racing out to a 24-point lead by quarter-time and only increasing that buffer as the match wore on.

Miles Grice booted another six goals to take his season tally to 104 and round out a dominant performance for Coolaroo.

Coolaroo coach Nick Barker was confident everything was falling into place for his side after the way they handled the Tigers.

"The boys absolutely carved them up. They're certainly on song," he said.

"All the indications at training have been strong ... I had a feeling that once we got a bit of a lead, we'd dominate. …

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