25 April, 2021
Players remember Raudonikis
A MOMENT of silence was had at McIndoe Park last weekend, as the local football teams remembered a great of the game.
The CQ Tyres and Mechanical Tigers hosted the Dysart Bulls and the Blackwater/ Bluff Devils.
Tigers co-captain Jay Edwards said it was important to honour Tommy Raudonikis as he had such an impact on the history of rugby league.
Raudonikis passed away last week at the age of 70 after battling with cancer.
“He’s someone that had a big standing in our game,” he said.
“It’s just the right thing to do, have a moment for the cattle dog.
“It was to honour his passing; I know he had been doing it tough a number of years now.”
The Emerald Tigers went on to win 30 to 12 against the Dysart Bulls, and the Mountain Tigers won 28 to 14 over the Blackwater/ Bluff Devils.
Mr Edwards said he was proud of the players.
“Like every club will have the same reaction at the moment,” he said.
“Everyone is a bit clunky; no one has really played football in over 12 months — 14 months. “You can’t put too many expectations on the first game.
“We have things we have to work on, but there is a lot of promise in that side.”
A moment silence for rugby league great Tommy Raudonikis. PHOTO: Supplied.