A MAMMOTH task awaited an undermanned Leeton-Whitton A grade side on the week and the hill proved too steep to climb.
The young side had several key players out in the first match of the season as they went down fighting 73-37 on Saturday afternoon.
Leeton-Whitton had gone into the match expecting a tough encounter with the Tigers, who are always a formidable opponent each season.
While the Crows showed many positive signs, the Tigers were able to overrun them in the end.
Their next match is on April 27 against Narrandera, who also went down in round one.
- A reserve: Wagga Tigers 46 d Leeton-Whitton 27
- B grade: Wagga Tigers 46 d Leeton-Whitton 40
- C grade: Leeton-Whitton 31 d Wagga Tigers 21
- Under 17s: Leeton-Whitton 41 d Wagga Tigers 21
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