Tigers no match for Cowboys

San Tapin was one of the better performed Tigers in the side's loss to Wellington Cowboys at Sid Kallas.

San Tapin was one of the better performed Tigers in the side's loss to Wellington Cowboys at Sid Kallas.

The Tigers are still in search of their first win in the Western junior rugby league competition after proving no match for the Wellington Cowboys at Sid Kallas in Cowra on Sunday.

The Cowboys overcame a slow start, which saw them trail 6-0 at the first break, to run out convincing winners 32-6.

Zac Pollard was the only try scorer for the young Tigers, crossing late in the first 15 minutes for a Harry Cummings converted try.

After the first break it was all Cowboys who dominated possession and field position.

The Tigers found themselves constantly kicking on the last tackle from well in their own half or unable to maintain possession for six tackles and were never able to mount any real pressure.

Cowboys hooker Elijah Collis was clearly relishing the wet conditions and crossed for three tries.

Lock Cooper Taylor picked up a double with centre Jayden Hyde also crossing for a four pointer.

Fullback Deahin Flick converted four of the Cowboys six tries.

After the match Tigers coach Cal Clyburn could only lament the amount of dropped ball and poor discipline from his side.

"We were our own worse enemy, giving them piggy backs (penalties) up and down the field allowing them to score off our mistakes," Clyburn said.

"We weren't helping ourselves, we basically just stuffed ourselves.

"The first quarter was good, we were matching them and then we started falling off tackles.

"Our line speed wasn't good, were were terrible."

From an individual performance Clyburn said he was happy with the performance from power forward Santiago Capin.

"He defending really well, especially with these quarters, he barely had a breather.

"He just wanted stay out there, he defended really well.

"And our number 13 Sam Frazer, he defended really well.

"But we stuffed ourselves today, last weekend we were a different team.

"It's a bit of a wake-up call, we'll have to knuckle down, there are no excuses."