When it comes to the Tigers, I am very much a negative nelly when to comes to our teams chances for the season. However, that first nines game had some great signs. I know it is only a game of nines. But, I took some great things out of that. *Our defence. We have certainly built on where we left off last year. Intensity and the greatest sign that a team is together is when they cover defend well....that showed up in spades. *Life after Benji. Billy Walters was full of enthusiasm and looks to have some ability to go with it. *Mikaele and Leilua.....both look fit and most importantly...hungry. Im tipping that Mikaele is someone we will have to lock up longterm very soon. I think he'll break out this year. Im not going to call us a top 8 side yet. But, for the first time in many years, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.