Tigers lacklustre as Bunnies lead is too big of a mountain to climb

With the team and the coach under pressure, the Bunnies have produced a clinical display of attacking football, as they blew the Tigers off the park, heading into half-time with a 27-0 lead.

This was soon shortened, with the game finishing 29-18, but it did not take away from the Bunnies dominance, and their fantastic attacking showing, led once again, by halfback, Chris Sandow.

He might be heading to the Eels next season, but Sandow is still in the form of his life, and he showed once more, involved in just about every single attacking raid that the Bunnies launched.

It was as a gamble by Chris Sandow in his own in-goal that sealed the win, after he decided for a short restart, in which his team regained possession, effectively killing the game off for the Tigers.

The Souths no-name forward pack were the catalyst behind the win, with John Lang praising Ben Ross, David Taylor and Shannon McPherson for their stellar efforts.

“For sure I’d say (best win of 2011). It was a great first half, it was sensational,” he said.

“We did drop off a little bit in the second half but they came on strong.

“You want to target them everywhere but I want my forwards running hard up the middle and that created opportunities there for Issac.

“It was a great team effort and all the boys put their hand up and did the job.”

He was also full of praise for the gamble that Sandow took with the short restart.

“It was a really big play, I thought David Peachey made a comeback,” he said of the former fullback.

“Peach did a few of them in the old Sharks days … they’ve just got the instinct for the game those players and as soon as Chrissy did it he was always going to get the ball.”

Despite their second half resurgence, Tigers coach Tim Sheens refused to comment on what it was he said to his players at half-time.

“Through the middle was very, very ordinary,” Sheens said of their performance.

“We at least came back and did something in the second half but for a team that has aspirations for doing something this season that was pretty poor.”

3 Chris Sandow

2 Ben Ross

1 Shannon McPherson

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