Cash Converters Premiership Rd9 Senior Review

WARL_3C_Flat Pos2013 WARL Premiership

Saturday May 25, 2013 – Round 9


Sharks in the Hunt

After a disappointing second half last week Rockingham Sharks put in a full 80 minutes to roll form side Willagee Bears 48 to 14. They scored consistently throughout the game to answer every challenge thrown at them by the Bears.

The Sharks jumped at the start with 6 points on the board in the first 3 minutes set up by a Keelyn Tuuta- Edwards break through the middle. For the next 30 minutes Willagee gradually worked their way back into the game, but could not finish off their sets.

In the last ten minutes of the half the Sharks piled on another 14 points led by Cameron Walters who picked up a loose ball in the try zone and went 95 metres before being run down. They scored on the next tackle and went into the break 20 nil up.

SG Ball representative Tuuta-Edwards showed class well beyond his years breaking lines to set up scoring opportunities and going over the line three times himself. He was supported by Eddie Palelei with two tries and full back Elliot Hassell.

Rhys Peakman had some individual brilliance, but could not get the support around him to build any momentum for the Bears.

Both coaches claimed injuries going into the game affected line-ups, but it was the Sharks who settled best.

“The individual persistence both in defense and attack by players was the feature of the win”, claimed coach of Rockingham, Jamie Papa. “It was pleasing to get the win and our season back on track”.

Fremantle Roosters who led at half time 14 to 12, just got over the line against South Perth. They were overrun at the start of the second half to go 8 points behind, but despite losing most of their bench fought back for a 24 to 22 win. The Lions almost stole the game but had a try disallowed in the dying minutes.

players were Josh Essex and Ryan Foster for Fremantle and Taka Peneha and Brandon Timlin for South Perth.

As expected North Beach Sea Eagles were too good for Kalamunda Bulldogs winning 46 to 12. They were never headed and have forced their way back into second spot on the table.

The Sea Eagles are starting to have their best 17 available and have set up a top of the table clash with Fremantle Roosters next week.

The season so far has seen many clubs suffering long injury lists, but most are starting to play some good football. The blooding of some of the younger players coming through will be good for the clubs later in the year and also future years as they build depth into their playing lists.

Game Results

First Grade

Rockingham Sharks 48 – Willagee Bears 14

Fremantle Roosters 24 – South Perth Lions 22

North Beach Sea Eagles 46 – Kalamunda Bulldogs 12

BYE: Joondalup Giants

Premier Grade

Rockingham Sharks 40 – Willagee Bears 26

Fremantle Roosters 40 – South Perth Lions 30

North Beach Sea Eagles 36 – Kalamunda Bulldogs 30

Joondalup Giants 20 – South West Warriors 16

Under 18

Willagee Bears 24 – Rockingham Sharks 22

North Beach Sea Eagles 34 – Kalamunda Bulldogs 26

Joondalup Giants 70 – South West Warriors 16


Willagee Bears 4 – Rockingham Sharks 32

South Perth Lions 18 – Fremantle Roosters 0

North Beach Sea Eagles 26 – Kalamunda Bulldogs 12

Joondalup Giants 30 – South West Warriors 4