SHARKS TOPPLE THE ROOSTERS

Rockingham Sharks finally showed what they are capable of, beating top of the table Fremantle Roosters 34 to 30. The Sharks recruited well this year but have had trouble getting the group to gel. Getting up over Fremantle is a sign of good things to come for the club.

Coach Martyn Wood was pleased his charges were able to string together sets and control the game and believes his side is starting to turn the corner. Caleb Reedy and Lee Gudor stood out.

The Roosters depth was tested as they lost players due to injury before and during the game including best player Nathan Clarke who injured his ribs in the first half with Dixie Harris also playing well.

With over 800 people packing Charles Riley Reserve on Friday night, North Beach Sea Eagles put on a great display of Rugby League beating Joondalup Giants 48 to 16. The win backed up their efforts the week before and was highlighted by a dominant performance from fullback Tyrone Cranston with 4 tries and 6 goals to be best on ground with 28 points.

While the score line appeared lop sided the Giants were very competitive for the better part of the game. Unfortunately, they paid dearly for lapses with 22 of the points against them scored in the last 10 minutes of each half.

Coach Jamie Rodgers was looking for a solid back up game from the team after a good win last week.

“We stuck solid when it was tough in the first part, and a few errors let Joondalup in, but otherwise it was all good. Defensively I was pretty pleased.

Byron Hutton from Joondalup knew his side’s task was big and acknowledged the Sea Eagles.

“They are the benchmark of the competition and we learnt a lot from the game. I thought we were still in the game with some solid defense and a try early in the second half”

The Sea Eagles’ Craig Phillis set up plays well and forward Mike Teao put in some strong runs to be in their side’s best. Matt Padrotta and Alistair Harris were the best for the Giants.

South Perth responded after being behind at half time and kept the Goldfields Titans scoreless in the second half to win 44 – 14. Best for South Perth were Isaac Thomas and Scott Jones with Drew Hunt the best for the Titans.

Kalamunda Bulldogs proved too strong for Willagee Bears to win 56 to 30. They got out to a 26 nil lead early in the game making it a tough challenge for the Bears who showed good form in the second half. Joel Davis and Kyani Byron played well for the Bears.

 

HARVEY NORMAN PREMIERSHIP LADDER

Team Played Won Lost Draw +/- Points
South Perth Lions 5 4 1 0 +102 8
North Beach Sea Eagles 5 4 1 0 +85 8
Fremantle Roosters 5 4 1 0 +68 8
Kalamunda Bulldogs 5 3 2 0 +12 6
Rockingham Sharks 5 3 2 0 -17 6
Joondalup Giants 5 1 4 0 -60 2
Goldfields Titans 5 1 4 0 -92 2
Willagee Bears 5 0 5 0 -98 0

 

OTHER RESULTS FROM ROUND FIVE
First Grade
North Beach Sea Eagles 48 – Joondalup Giants 12
South Perth Lions 44 – Goldfields Titans 14
Rockingham Sharks 34 – Fremantle Roosters 30
Kalamunda Bulldogs 56 – Willagee Bears 30

Premier Grade
North Beach Sea Eagles 44 – Joondalup Giants 10
South West Warriors 30 – South Perth Lions 26
Fremantle Roosters 28 – Rockingham Sharks 10
Willagee Bears 34 – Kalamunda Bulldogs 28

Under 18
Joondalup Giants 40 – North Beach Sea Eagles 36

LeagueTag
Joondalup Giants 30 – North Beach Sea Eagles 16
South West Warriors 14 – South Perth Lions 2
Fremantle Roosters 24 – Rockingham Sharks 0
Kalamunda Bulldogs 9 – Willagee Bears 8