With our Colts, Third, Reserve & Premier Grade all undefeated plus NZ Sevens Legend - Lote Raikabula makes his debut for the Palms!
Round 3 Wrap Up
Another disrupted prematch and a team pulled together at the last minute again did nothing to slow the 3rd grades season as the recorded their third win on the trot downing Wanneroo 71-33. The game was a close fought affair up until the last 15 minutes as Pally piled on the points with Wanneroo tiring. Adam Marshall capped a Man of the Match performance with a hat-trick with club stalwart Jone Vasu also bagging three tries. Jason Andrews added 14 points wit the boot while Richard Cameron put in a big shift at ruck time to help set the backs away with clean ball.
The young men took care of a seriously outmatched Arks side as they piled on the points scoring 95 and conceding none. Fly Half Leighton Short scored a hat-trick with midfielder Sanchez Horo and Pearson Kennington both grabbing doubles. Kale Bissett scored his first try of the season in a man of the match effort.
Towering forwards Rob Turner and Neil Montgomery lead a forward pack effort to help set up the 4's first win of the season. Mike Marshall made several telling runs in the first 10 minutes and Rueben Feaver lead a defensive effort from Fly Half. Man of the Match went to Brett Limpus as the 4ths won 33-7 against UWA.
The one for the records books the Reserves scored back to back tons this time dismantling Wanneroo 103-0. Captain Dylan “Quokka” Cunningham lead from the front as Man of the match. The club welcomed former NZ Sevens International Legend Lote Raikabula to the fold with a brace while Panashe Kamhara and Tuhoe Mahaki also scored doubles. There's not really much more to be said about this team. With three wins in the bag to open the season the team already boasts an impressive 252-17 for and against margin. Isaac Marriner took over the kicking duties with Sam Jursich absent and added a try to talley 21 points for the day.
The women kicked off at 5:30 to close the day against a dominant Wanneroo side who have been the benchmark for womens rugby in WA This was always going to pose a huge ask and the Pally team will be happy with a lot of their play, indeed holding Wanneroo to a close margin at the break. Our own Walleroos Madeline Putz and Vesinia Schaaf-Taufa attacked strongly with wing Birdy providing multiple strong counter attacking efforts. Best on field went to Katherine Outred. The final score was Wanneroo 34 Pally 7.
The Prems looked to lift their game yet again as they rolled out to a 74-7 win against Wanneroo and in the process they retained the RugbyWA Cup. Mike McMillian returned to the top side in style being awarded Man of the Match in a strong team display. Regular performers Tutere Waenga and Manihera Eden also performed strongly as Pally raced out to a 50 point margin by half time. Fly Half Dave 'Duck' Neilson closed the day with 20 points to himself with Chris Miller scoring a hat trick on debut.
Our Reserve Grade side reset their record last week with the highest ever winning margin (103 points)
In all it was a very successful return to the Oasis at Tompkins with the club celebrating our first home game of the year in style. The teams take a break now but will return to the field on Saturday the 22nd of April against Perth Bayswater (Away).
Updated 15:15 - 10 Apr 2017 by Palmyra Media