Junior Grand Final Wrap Up

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Under 11’s
Fremantle defeated Joondalup
A tough game between the two top teams all season, both sides played well and are sure to have a number of players pushing for state selection next year. The best players for Fremantle were Ethan Doubikin and Ratu Naleba.

GLT
South Perth defeated Kalamunda Bulldogs
In an entertaining game, both teams showed tremendous skills and spirit. Turiti Galiki made a number of breaks for the Kalamunda Bulldogs, but was stopped on most occasions by South Perth’s Player of the Match Macey Simpkins, who along with June Marshall and Caylee Wallis, lead the Lions well. 

Under 12’s
South Perth defeated Kalamunda Bulldogs
The Kalamunda Bulldogs came into the game full of confidence after defeating the South Perth Lions in the major Semi-Final. The Bulldogs started the game well, opening the scoring through Giovanni Leituala. However, South Perth struck straight back, with tries to Jayden Soloman and Jarhys Jensen before half-time. In the second half, the under 12’s player of the year Tamaho Teirney showed glimpses of what he has done week-in week-out this season. He was well contained by Jackson Bond-Hansen. The cool head of Tetuai Raoren guided the Lions home.

Under 13’s
Rockingham Sharks defeated South Perth
WA’s only undefeated junior team, South Perth, started strongly with a first half double to Trent Manihera-Paul. This seemed to spark the Rockingham Sharks into life, who produced a dominant second half, with Tyrin Wyllie doing the damage up front. These runs were finished off by the great work from Tyler Hunt and Man Of the Match Leevai Sutton.

Under 14’s
Joondalup defeated Rockingham Sharks
The Joondalup Giants came into the grand-final on the back of a loss to the Rockingham Sharks Blue team in the first semi final and looked like they were out for revenge from the start. Rockingham had the better of the first half with Sam Clarke, Connor Sattler and Rakheem Tuuta-Edwards doing most of the damage. A smart chip and chase from Christian Smith seemed to be the spark that Joondalup needed, with the great solo try, the Giants started to take the initiative. With their forwards laying a great platform, Nika Morehu and Manaia Stockman both capitalised to seal the victory for the Giants.

Under 16’s
South Perth defeated Rockingham Sharks
Arguably the match of the day was the u16s Grand Final, as James ‘Sully’ Sullivan said, “you could pay money to watch games like this”. From the outset Siailaoa Faafua, Josh Egan and Kiam Fletcherr’ made their presence felt in the through some bone rattling defence. This was matched by Rockingham’s Pongia Biddle and Harlem Laing who laid the platform for a very close opening half. The game was going to be decided late in the second half after set upon set, Tamba Lebbie crossed to put the lions ahead but this was matched almost immediately by Sam Hutchenson’s effort from dummy half. Man of the Match, Charm Rameka scored what proved to be the match winner to give South Perth a 14-10 victory.