Rd 3 Senior Report

2013 WARL Premiership

Saturday April 6, 2013 – Round 3

Sea Eagles Wings Clipped

Fremantle Roosters scored their first try within two minutes of the start of the game and never gave North Beach Sea Eagles an inch as they set about stamping their brand on the 2013 season with an emphatic 38 to 10 win.

The 2012 Grand Final replay never got close to the contest in September last year as the Roosters dominated the first half 22 to nil. They forced North Beach into handling errors and penalties and the Sea Eagles became more undisciplined as the game went on, not a characteristic of the proud club.

Fremantle who lost players during the week, worked on a simple game plan and stuck to it. Move the ball forward and put pressure on the kick. It worked well with 7 different try scorers and centre Keiran Anthony having 14 points for the game. North Beach on the other hand was well down on completed sets which limited their options to score.

Roosters coach Andrew Korn was happy with the win.

“Last week we were the same against South Perth with regard to completed sets, and I was happy that we turned it around. They stuck to the game plan”.

Ryan Gundry, coach of North Beach acknowledged they lacked their normal discipline.

“It was probably the loss we had to have. Our completion rate was well down and with respect to Fremantle they deserved to win it”.

Ironically, the only game 2012 premiers North Beach lost last year was the round 2 clash against Fremantle, but this year the win for the Roosters was far more impressive.

Best players were Josh Upton and Scott Sablowski for Fremantle and Beau White and Mick Bray for the Sea Eagles.

Joondalup Giants recorded their first win with a tightly fought 26 to 22 win over Kalamunda Bulldogs. After a 12 – 6 lead to the Giants at the break, the Bulldogs got to a 16 to 12 lead at the 48 minute mark. The Giants clawed their way back and got to a 10 point lead through a double to Nathan Searle with 9 minutes to go. A late try brought the score back to a 4 point difference.

Best payers for the Giants were Alistair Harris and Blake Sbana with Mac Heke and Levi Kissick the best for Kalamunda.

South Perth Lions followed up their win against Fremantle with a workmanlike performance against Rockingham Sharks winning 24 to 16.

They held the Sharks to a 14 – 4 half time lead, but it was Rockingham who came out stronger and turned the game around to get to a 16 to 14 lead. The Lions then settled and put on another two tries for the half with both sides having two players each in the sin bin at the end.

Best players were Josh Boyton and Ryan Wilson for the Lions and Peter Worth and Vincent Silulu for Rockingham

 

WARL Premiership Ladder

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Draw

+/-

Points

Fremantle Roosters

3

2

1

0

+64

4

South Perth Lions

2

2

0

0

+16

4

North Beach Sea Eagles

3

2

1

0

+4

4

Willagee Bears

2

1

1

0

+34

2

Rockingham Sharks

3

1

2

0

-22

2

Joondalup Giants

2

1

1

0

-40

2

Kalamunda Bulldogs

3

0

3

0

-56

0

Game Results

First Grade

Fremantle Roosters 38 – North Beach Sea Eagles 10

South Perth Lions 24 – Rockingham Sharks 16

Joondalup Giants 26 – Kalamunda Bulldogs 22

BYE Willagee Bears

Premier Grade

North Beach Sea Eagles 34 – Fremantle Roosters 24

Rockingham Sharks 38 – South Perth Lions 24

Joondalup Giants 36 – Kalamunda Bulldogs 12

Willagee Bears 52 – South West Warriors 18

Under 18

Rockingham Sharks 38 – South Perth Lions 28

Kalamunda Bulldogs 38 – Joondalup Giants 26

Willagee Bears 32 – South West Warriors 18

LeagueTag

Fremantle Roosters 14 – North Beach Sea Eagles 10

South Perth Lions 12 – Rockingham Sharks 6

Joondalup Giants 22 – Kalamunda Bulldogs 4

Willagee Bears 10 – South West Warriors 8