TOP EFFORT: Jordan Brooker in the ruck against the Toowoomba Tigers.
TOP EFFORT: Jordan Brooker in the ruck against the Toowoomba Tigers. Claudia Williams

Tigers roar but Saints march on

THE effort and intensity the South Burnett Saints men's side showed in Saturday's loss against the Toowoomba Tigers is a positive sign for the season.

The Toowoomba side recorded their first win of the season at Lyle Vidler Oval, winning 14.8-92 to 7.11-53.

"We spoke after the game and were disappointed we didn't get the win, but there were encouraging signs,” South Burnett coach Clinton Brown said.

"We are continuing to build the way we want to play, to move the ball quickly and to use the width of the ground.”

The Saints gave Toowoomba the licence to score multiple goals at the start of the third quarter and were unable to claw back the margin.

The teams faced wet conditions on Saturday and Brown said while this meant the ball stayed on the ground more often it didn't change the way the Saints approached the game with good ball movement from both sides.

The Saints women also went down to the Tigers, 25.21-171 to 1.1-7, with the South Burnett side suffering multiple injuries throughout the game.

The men will now look towards their biggest road trip to Goondiwindi to take on the undefeated Hawks, their biggest challenge yet this season.

Meanwhile, the women will travel to Toowoomba to take on University.