Former Gundagai Tigers player Royce Tout has swapped one Tigers jersey for another after recently making his Holden Cup debut for the Wests Tigers.
Tout is the son of Tigers president David Tout and brother of Tigerettes star, Chelsea, and made the move to Sydney after signing a 2-year deal with the club.
Tigers Holden Cup coach Willie Peters handed Tout his debut on June 25, coming off the bench as the Tigers went down to the Melbourne Storm 38-12 on the Sunshine Coast and Tout is relishing the opportunities afforded him.
“It’s great, and has been a big learning curve for me with the training and it’s very competitive for spots in the Holden Cup. With the travelling away with the team, the training and things like that, you have to treat it as your job,” Tout said.
“I fulfilled a lifelong dream making my club debut against the Storm and it was pretty nerve racking on the bench waiting to get the call up into the game.”
“It’s a very fast, open competition, and very physical. At the moment I’m just trying to force my way into the top 17 and play consistently, I still have another year left on my contract.”
“All my best mates are in Gundagai and I still keep in touch with them and keep an eye on how the Tigers are going.”