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And then there was two - Australian Rugby league News
globalrugbyleague - Sat, 29 Sep 2007 11:45:00 GMT
The Entrance Tigers re-wrote the record books last weekend after beating the Sydney Bulls 30-20 to win their second Jim Beam Cup premiership.

Considered long odds to down the defending premiers after being thrashed by them only three weeks earlier, it was a different Tigers outfit that turned up.

The Central Coast side now boast two premierships in the competition alongside the Bulls.

Another title win to either the Bulls or Tigers next season will make them the greatest Jim Beam Cup team ever since the competition was established in 2003

The Tigers had a lot of help from the duo of halfback Alex Moore and centre Shaun Corrigan on the way to their 10-point triumph.

Moore scored two tries while kicking five goals while Corrigan scored a hat-trick to keep the thousands on hand entertained. .

Entrance scored quick successive tries to lead 18-0 during the first half but then the Bulls let themselves out of the barrier to cut that lead down to 18-8.

Ready for another shot at the opposition in-goal, the Bulls started working their way up the field before the lost ball found it’s way into the arms of triple try magician Shaun Corrigan.

“The first half killed us. They were really enthusiastic and we just couldn’t come back at them,” conceded Bulls coach David Bayssari.

So what about that slump in form prior to the finals and early in the finals series that had everyone writing the Tigers off?

In the end the ‘expert’s forecasts didn’t matter to the most important Tigers fan, coach Jamy Forbes.

“Unfortunately we had a bit of a rough patch there but that’s what turned us around. I just like to tell everyone we were just trying to get our odds up for the Grand Final,” Forbes told Big League magazine.

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ENTRANCE 30 (S Corrigan 3, A Moore tries; A Moore 5 goals) d SYDNEY BULLS 20 (Ford 3, Nicolas tries; Wynn 2 goals) at Aussie Stadium. - Read More, Here