A comfortable 43-23 win for the Prince Edward Tigers over the St John’s Rams on Honey last Saturday (11 June 2016) earned the Tigers a coveted and rare Weaver-Honey double.
Having won last weekend away at St George’s, the Tigers came into the St John’s fixture upbeat. Liam Burnett’s early try from a St John’s side desperate for a win made it a difficult start for Prince Edward. The kicking for goal from both sides was disappointing to say the least, something that both kickers will attribute to the winds experienced on Honey on Saturday.
Prince Edward took their sweet time to get their heads into the game and looked vulnerable for most of the first half. A well-worked counter attack that was finished superbly by T. Sora gave the Tigers the boost they needed to wake up, and it was all Prince Edward from that moment onwards. Sora was easily SSN’s Man Of The Match, scoring three tries, a feat not too common for flanks.
The Tigers did not look that convincing in the pre-season at the Dairibord Schools Rugby festival. However, with the reintroduction of Head Boy and captain Russell Dinha, who was out with an ankle injury sustained on the Tigers’ tour of Namibia and South Africa, they are a force to be reckoned with this season.