2013 WARL Cash Converters Premiership Round 19 – Saturday 3rd August

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Saturday August 3, 2013 – Round 19


Lions Bounce Back

South Perth Lions showed they are very much in the premiership race with a solid 34 to nil win over Willagee Bears who are clinging on to fourth spot on the ladder. After a poor showing against North Beach last week, the Lions produced a class display, with sound defense and good set plays to control the match from the start.

Much of the first forty minutes was spent in the Bears half, with South Perth pushing over three tries. They were able to play on quickly at every opportunity with the Bears struggling to keep their defense tight.

The Bears had everything to play for in the game and could have secured their place in the four with a win, but were unable to convert their effort. At times Willagee did not have the discipline needed and gave away penalties at critical times, especially in the second half when they started to gain momentum.

Best players were Brandon Timlin and Wayde Kelly for South Perth and Joel Davis for the Bears.

The loss for Willagee and a big win for Rockingham Sharks who beat Kalamunda Bulldogs 94 to 6, keeps the race for fourth position on the ladder and a place in the finals open. Rockingham can jump into fourth place on aggregate points if they win next week, and the Bears who face the top two sides in the final rounds need just win just one of them to gain a historic first finals appearance for many years.

The Sharks seem to have gained some late season form and had a sound win against bottom of the table Bulldogs. It was not just the score but the way they won which was impressive. It was a good team effort with points being scored across the park. Rockingham come up against a big pre finals test when they meet Fremantle.

Duntaine Puna and halves John Weber and Kevin Brown played well for the Sharks with Ben Paki the best for the Bulldogs.

In the other game Fremantle Roosters came out after a half time score 16 to 6 to run over the top of Joondalup Giants to win 62 to 6. The Roosters have been under-performing of late and a spray by coach Andrew Korn at the break turned them around. They will need to get some players back and in form in the next two weeks to ensure they capitalize on their season.

Joondalup on the other hand have had a season from hell and while they will finish outside of the four, they have been encouraged with the form of some of their younger players.

Fremantle’s best were Brad Gibson and Ash Turner with Macey Howarth and Lachy Campbell playing well for Joondalup.


Game Results

First Grade

South Perth Lions 34 – Willagee Bears 0

Fremantle Roosters 62 – Joondalup Giants 6

Rockingham Sharks 94 – Kalamunda Bulldogs 6

BYE: North Beach Sea Eagles

Premier Grade

Willagee Bears 32 – South Perth Lions 22

Fremantle Roosters 68 – Joondalup Giants 12

Kalamunda Bulldogs 40 – Rockingham Sharks 24

North Beach Sea Eagles 68 – South West Warriors 0

Under 18

South Perth Lions 66 – Willagee Bears 18

Rockingham Sharks 24 – Kalamunda Bulldogs 24

North Beach Sea Eagles 46 – South West Warriors 28


South Perth Lions 18 – Willagee Bears 0

Fremantle Roosters 0 – Joondalup Giants 0

Rockingham Sharks 18 – Kalamunda Bulldogs 0

North Beach Sea Eagles 28 – South West Warriors 0

By Richard Campbell