After 5 rounds of Senior Rugby our Colts, Third, Reserve & Premier Grade all remain undefeated with just our Fourth Grade side not in the top 4.
With the Colts having the bye this week the thirds took their game to the main field for the first time this year. Lead by Shannan 'Shagga” McRae the theme of the day was strong hits on defence and patience on attack. Junior Greig once again directed the back line with precision as the men ran out to a 55-10 win to keep their undefeated season going. Telling carries by the forwards laid a consistent platform for the backs to launch from, with front rowers Petrie Burger, Jamon Tuavai'i and Hamiora Tioke all having strong games.
While the fours are the only senior team to be sitting outside the top four, they are undefeated at home this year picking up their second win of the season against a physical Kalamunda team. Strong performances from a number of back line veterans set the platform for a strong win. Man of the match honours went to fly half Tairi Noema, as he helped orchestrate a 43-17 win.
For the first time in four weeks the reserves failed to post a century, but they did manage to score a 58-0 win over their Kalamunda counterparts. Mike Fotu and JC Nel continued their strong form while Hayden Croghan picked up Man of the Match.
The ladies continued their strong season with a convincing win against Kalamunda. Claudia Foster lead a team effort that saw them prevail 28-12. The win moves the our girls into the top four!
The build up during the weak focused on the expected physicality that Kalamunda would bring and it was well founded. After allowing an early try to the Bulls Pally rebounded and slowly established their dominance. Dave Neilson showed his usual control from flyhalf with Manihera Eden, Chris Miller, and Tutere Waenga using their speed and footwork to constantly bother the Bulls defenders. Strong carries from Mees Erasmus and Pau Halifihi highlighted a forward pack effort that allowed the backs to sow their talent with Pally finishing the game as 46-26 victors.
From u11s up the Palms dropped just one match on the weekend!
This weekend we host Nedlands in what will be a massive test across the entire club throughout every grade. We are still a bit light on for numbers in our lower grades so all those former players who are floating around its about time you laced those boots up again!
Updated 01:47 - 2 May 2017 by Palmyra Media