SIDESTEP: A Mundubbera Tigers player rounds a hapless Monto Roo on his way to the try line.
SIDESTEP: A Mundubbera Tigers player rounds a hapless Monto Roo on his way to the try line. Jake Finnigan

PHOTOS: Tigers flog Roos, but score 'should've been higher'

A STONG Mundubbera Tigers side were too good for the Monto Roos in their Central Burnett Rugby League clash at Monto Sports Grounds at the weekend.

The Tigers took out the high-octane clash by a massive margin, posting a final score of 44 to 12.

Mundubberra found themselves up 26-nil at one point during the first half thanks to some solid tackling and not giving Monto much in the way of space or errors.

But the Roos found their footing towards the end of the half, and fought back with a converted try just before half-time to leave the score at 26-6 when the siren sounded.

Tigers player Uatesoni Lasitani crossed the line twice in the first half, before completing his hat-trick 16 minutes into the second, and finished with four tries for the game.

Monto played valiantly in the second half, managing to score one more converted try at the death, but it wasn't enough to save the game.

With momentum clearly on their side, the Tigers piled on the tries to finish 32 points up at full-time.

Mundubbera coach Shannon Steinhardt said his team probably could have won by a bigger margin, but praised them for playing well.

"Towards the last 10 minutes or so we probably should have had three more tries,” he said.

"We played well, this is the best we've played in a first half this year.”

Steinhardt named Mark Fischer, Mason Ward, and Uatesoni Lasitani as best on ground for the Tigers.

"Mason had a blinder. He's been away for work and this was his first game all year,” he said.


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