Tigers continue hunt for a victory in meeting with Rugby Union

THEY’VE done it once before, but can ORC bring down Rugby Union Cricket Club in this Saturday’s BDCA match at Brooke Moore Oval?

TOUGH TASK: Dave Sellers and ORC hope to bring down Rugby Union. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

TOUGH TASK: Dave Sellers and ORC hope to bring down Rugby Union. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

The Tigers are chasing their first win since that victory over the Bulldogs back in November.

ORC badly need points to lift themselves out of the wooden spoon position but they’ve got an in-form squad standing in the way.

“That last game against Rugby was just a one-day game. They’re probably more of a two-day team than a one-day team, plus they’ll be playing at home this time so they’ll be prepared for us,” ORC’s Clint Bryant said.

“Rugby are coming in off a big win and we’re coming off a rough loss. There was no excuses from our game either, we just weren’t good enough.”

Tigers are currently 17 points outside the top four and 3.3 away from the fifth-placed Centennials Bulls.

Rugby come in off the only outright victory thus far in the season.

Bryant said the Tigers shouldn’t be too disheartened by their run of results in a close competition.

“We’ve just got to keep backing ourselves,” he said.

“Against Colts we came close to victory but we dropped a catch off Stevo [Matt Stephen] and that one got away from us. Then against Pat’s we were in a good position, and probably should have won that game as well.

“Hopefully we get that victory soon because it feels like we’re due for one.”