Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Tigers Face Tough Challenge to Roar Back against the Reigning Champions

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Tigers Face Tough Challenge to Roar Back against the Reigning Champions

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AFTER a rain affected opening round weekend, the million dollar question is will the wet weather have a similar impact on round 2?

Players, coaches, umpires, and administrators across the region have their fingers crossed that it won't.

This week's match-ups sees Sawtell/Toormina hosting Grafton while Coffs Breakers travel to Port Macquarie to take on the Magpies.

Grafton's first round match was called off due to surface water on Ellem Oval so the Tigers are short of a run.

Add to this the fact a couple of key players are missing, including star recruit Pat Curtain who's in Western Australia, and what was already a big task against the reigning premiers just got a whole lot harder.

The Tigers will be keen to give a good account of themselves and get the season heading in a positive direction.

Sawtell/Toormina had an excellent win last weekend and will be looking to continue their positive momentum.

Returning players Jack Gillingham and Jed Ellis-Cluff looked like they hadn't been away while co-coaching duties doesn't look to have slowed Luke Matthews down at all. …

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