AMY Barraclough is a Tiger through and through.
The Uralla Tiger is also captain of the Greater Northern Tigers women's side and leads them into an openong round Country Championships clash against Newcastle Maitland Region in in Cessnock on Saturday.
She's not the only Tiger "doubling up", as Tigers men's stars Mitch Doring (Manilla Tigers) and Daniel Hoogerwerf (Aberdeen Tigers) are also dual Tigers in 2021 - along with Greater Northern's 18th man Adam Swadling (Aberdeen Tigers).
Barraclough is a talented and smart five-eighth with a great kicking game. She is also a good goalkicker.
She is confident the Tigers women can upset Newcastle despite losing their trial at Dudley to Newcastle last Saturday week.
"It was a good trial," she said, adding that the side made mistakes but defended well.
"Everyone got a run too." she said.
"We do have a good mix (of youth and experience) - it's just a matter of getting our combinations right. We need to work together and start a bit better.
"Newcastle are a bit different side to last year. Their forwards are big and they have got some little, nippy quick girls on the edges."
The Tigers have plenty of talent too, with centre Shai Blackadder and lock Kate Brown impressive in the recent trial loss.
TIGERS: 1 Hannah Rando, 2 Tanika Darcy, 3 Shae Pemberton, 4 Shai Blackadder, 5 Sarah Byrne, 6 Amy Barraclough (c), 7 Lenikki Craigie, 8 Gaynor Blackadder, 9 Sarah Stewart, 10 Amelia Tunamena, 11 Brooke Davis, 12 Brooke O'Halloran, 13 Kate Brown, 14 Hannah Crisp, 15 Jess Baker, 16 Brooke Doyle, 17 Jess Morgan, 18 Nautica Eather. Coach: Mick Schmiedel. Assistant coach: Cody Tickle.
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