North Beach Sea Eagles were the victors in a repeat of last season’s Grand Final after winning an outstanding exhibition of Rugby League over rivals South Perth 29 – 20. It was the perfect start to the week when North Beach marked their 60 year anniversary and a large crowd of past and present players and members were there to witness it.

At the other end of the ladder Joondalup Giants got their first win of the season against the Willagee Bears taking them to 7th position. The Rockingham Sharks held off a spirited fight back from the Goldfields Titans after getting out to a 20 point lead at halftime finishing strongly to win 34 – 14. In the other game Fremantle continued with their good form with a convincing 44 – 22 victory over the Kalamunda Bulldogs taking the Roosters to the top of the Harvey Norman Premiership ladder.

North beach coach Jamie Rogers was satisfied with his team’s performance on a very important day for the club.
“It was a classic game against our rivals and the lead changed hands from start to finish. Our experienced players really put their hands up and I was very pleased with our ball control when the pressure was on”.
Cory Bush from South Perth added,“We were outmuscled it what was a very hard game today, I can’t wait for the rematch”
Best players for the game were Mick Kestel from the Sea Eagles and Scott Jones for the Lions

Ian Robinson from Willagee was disappointed with his side’s performance against the Joondalup Giants.
“As a team our defence was very poor today with far too many missed tackles. Joondalup played a smart brand of Rugby League for the whole 80 minutes and deserved the win”.
Daniel Sneddon and Joell Irvine were outstanding for the Giants and fullback Kyani Byron impressed for the Bears.

Rockingham Sharks coach Martyn Wood took some positives from the winning performance against a spirited Goldfields team. The first half display was very impressive and although the Titans were allowed to get back into the game the Sharks ran away with it in the last 10 minutes.
Sam Jacobson and Peter Worth were Rockingham’s best and Drew Hunt performed well for the Titans.

New leaders Fremantle Roosters coach Lee Toon-Poynton was happy with his sides continued success.
“The boys stuck to the game-plan well in the first half which set the platform for the win. We let in two soft tries in the second half but reacted well with a strong finish.”
Nathan Clarke was the Roosters best and Josh Benjamin continued his good form for the Bulldogs.


Game Results

First Grade
Kalamunda Bulldogs 22 – Fremantle Roosters 44
North Beach Sea Eagles 29 – South Perth Lions 20
Rockingham Sharks 34 – Goldfield Titans 14
Willagee Bears 16 – Joondalup Giants 42

Premier Grade
Kalamunda Bulldogs 30 – Fremantle Roosters 24
North Beach Sea Eagles 20 – South Perth Lions 18
Rockingham Sharks 20 – South West Warriors 10
Willagee Bears 16 – Joondalup Giants 32

Under 18
Rockingham Sharks 52 – South West Warriors 20
Willagee Bears 26 – Joondalup Giants 52

Kalamunda Bulldogs 6 – Fremantle Roosters 28
North Beach Sea Eagles 2 – South Perth Lions 4