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AT GRIFFITH SWANS PAST AWAY MEETINGS WITH WAGGA TIGERS

IN 47 matches between the clubs since 1982, Wagga Tigers hold the upper hand with 28 wins to Griffith Swans nine. The only occasion Swans beat Tigers between 1987 and 2001 at Robertson Oval was on Saturday, July 27, 1991. Griffith went into the match without coach Les "Salty" Parish, serving out a four-week suspension and wingman Joey Agresta but still won 117-72.
Griffith: — Rick Burdett, Ian Geddes, Wayne Bottcher; Brendan Browne, Mick Murphy, Paul Biron; Peter Casey, Peter King, Damien Scott; Andrew Kerr, Darrell Collins, Shane Ruyg; Andrew Romagnolo, Mark O'Connor, Jamie Bennett; Gerard Toscan, Chris Conlan, Leon Stow; Greg Collins, Paul Young.
After Tigers returned home in 2007 from a five-year absence from RFL football, their home ground dominance continued until the Swans pulled off a surprise 95-89 win on April 16, 2011. Going into the game minus Darwin recruit Guy Orton, front-line ruckman Henry Delves and Michael Harris, lost veteran Jeff Mickan to an eye injury in the second quarter, forcing coach Damien Scott to reshuffle his side. But rather than let the disturbance upset their rhythm as it would have in recent seasons, the Swans kept their cool in the second half in the face of a determined Tigers’ fightback. Mick Duncan, Glen Snaidero, Matt Noonan and Beau Runnalls (five priceless first half goals) all starred for Swans, while John Anstee, Angus Durnan, Joshua Gaynor and Damien Papworth all tried hard to get Tigers over the line.
Griffith: — Jonathon Gastin, James Smith, Glen Snaidero; Dean Catanzariti, Matthew Noonan, Che Jenkins; Dean Crack, Michael Johns, Toby Blissett; Cameron Harrison, James Toscan, Tom Buckley; James Fallon, Beau Runnalls, Kris Duncan; Jeff Mickan, Michael Duncan, Mathew Crack; Casey Boye, Michael Tyndall, Jack Tyrell. 
Griffith's best away result against Tigers came in 2018, the first year Will Griggs coached the side. Matt Malone, in his report for 'The Daily Advertiser' wrote, "Key forward Jacob Conlan proved how valuable he is to Griffith's premiership charge after starring in the Swans' big win over Wagga Tigers on Saturday. It was the Conlan show as Jacob and his younger brother Lucas proved too much for Tigers to handle on the way to a 15.16 (106) to 7.9 (51) victory at Robertson Oval. The two siblings kicked six goals each as the Swans put Tigers to the sword in the second half."   
Wagga Tigers: — Mitchell Wadley, Campbell Lovell, Xavier Lyons; Jake Mascini, Will Morley, Matthew Griffin; Harry Bennett, Shaun Campbell (c-c), Trent Driscoll; Benjamin Kelly, Nathan Cooke, Lewis Gooden; Sam McGowan, Matthew Etchells, Scott Pearce; Louis Beard, Mitchell Castles, Nick Ryan; Matthew Noonan, Riley Green, Ashley Bennett, James McCoullough
Griffith: — Daniel Peruzzi, James Toscan, Dean Catanzariti; Michael Duncan, Guy Orton, Will Griggs (c-c); Jack Rowston, Jordan Iudica, Isaac Campbell; Sam Daniel, Charlie Cunial, Lucas Conlan; Toby Blissett, Jacob Conlan, Dean Bennett; Riley Irvin, Ben King, Sam Foley; Jonathon Gastin, Michael Agnew, Nick Witherspoon, Reece Matheson.
Swans record against Tigers at Wagga (Robertson Oval 36 & Maher Oval 1): Played 37, Won 9, Lost 28. 
Biggest Swans win: 15.16 (106) - 7.9 (51), R9, June 23, 2018.
Biggest Tigers win: 29.23 (197) - 9.7 (61), R15, August 4, 2001.
Most Swans goals: 9 - Matthew McGuirk, R9, June 27, 1992.
Most Tigers goals: 10 - Ray Colvin, R20, Sept. 8, 1990.

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