Happy trip to old home for Seagull-turned-Tiger Horne
LEAGUE: Former Hervey Bay captain Clinton Horne's return to Stafford Park went to plan for the Waves Tigers halfback, as the 2016 Bundaberg Rugby League premiership winner continued his stellar season.
Horne scored 20 points and fellow former Seagulls winger Billy Stefaniuk scored three tries as the Tigers won 68-12.
For Horne, who had previously played all of his rugby league at the Seagulls, it was a great opportunity to grace his junior field at a club that looks to be his present and future.
"If I knew it was like this I probably would've come across last year,” Horne said. "It felt a little bit weird but it was good to play at the old home ground.
"Waves is a family-oriented club. If you need anything they're onto it and there's a lot of little things they do that makes it so professional.”
Horne is the BRL's leading pointscorer with four tries and 38 goals for 92 points.
He could become the first player to score 100 points this season when Waves, who have scored 400 points in 10 games, the most by any team, face Isis Devils at Bundaberg's Salter Oval on Saturday.
For Horne, the personal milestone is an afterthought as he chases a second title in three years, and a premiership the Tigers are desperate to win.
"We've got so much talent at the club,” Horne said. "Tyrell Howard's in his second year of A-grade, Trent (Seeds, BRL leading try-scorer) is killing it, Dan (McLennan) is young and developing,, and they've got a heap of young players coming through the under-18s.
"We have a great side.”