Fortescue Premier Grade Preview - Round 2

· WA Premier
by Rugby WA Media

Match of the Round

Cottesloe v Kalamunda, 3:30pm, Harvey Field, Cottesloe

The crunch match for round two is set to be a clash of the titans as the reigning champs host Kalamunda at Harvey Field. The ‘Gulls’ comfortably fended off Wanneroo last weekend with a 44-12 victory while Kalamunda settled for a draw with Perth Bayswater. Kalamunda had three players in the Fortescue Premier Grade team of the week including no.8 Auega Seumanutafa who’s ferocity will keep Cottesloe on their toes. Cottesloe Front rower Reginald Churchward will be looking to contain the Kalamunda forwards on Saturday following a strong hit out against Wanneroo.

The Match of the Round will be streamed live on the RugbyWA website and Youtube page and replayed on NITV on Sunday July 19 at. 11:30am

Perth Bayswater v Associates, 3:30pm, Pat O’Hara Reserve, Morley

Perth Bayswater captain Jacob Buist will be hoping his side can regroup and clinch a win on Saturday following a 24-24 draw with Kalamunda. They will have staunch opposition in Associates who have a leap in their stride following a 55-0 win over ARKS. The Associates halves pairing of Lachlan Phillips and Harry Webster will once again be on show this weekend as they look to orchestrate a second win for the season.

Wanneroo v UWA, 3:30pm, Kingsway Sporting Complex, Madeley

UWA pulled off one of the most memorable comebacks in Premier Grade history late on Saturday afternoon, rallying from 32-9 down to storm home and seal a famous victory over Wests Scarborough in front of an elated home crowd. The work horse Corey Thomas was a menacing figure for the ‘Students’ up front and can cause a world of pain for opposition breakdowns. After a disappointing loss Wanneroo will be looking to set things straight, and with an elusive backline at their disposal they have the potential to ambush the goal line at any moment.

Coastal Cavaliers v Southern Lions, 3:30pm, Lark Hill Sporting Complex, Port Kennedy

Despite an agonising defeat, the Coastal Cavaliers left a positive impression on the premier grade competition in round one. With a commanding scrum and healthy platform in attack, the ‘Cavs’ will be eager to showcase their wardrobe of skills as the Southern Lions head to Lark Hill Sports Complex. Cavaliers Second rower Liam van der Heyden will be on the watchlist for round two following his selection in the Fortescue Premier Grade team of the week.

Palmyra v Wests Scarborough, 3:30pm, Tompkins Park, Applecross

Crafty Fullback Manihera Eden will lead the charge for Palmyra against Wests Scarborough hoping to ignite his backline. The ‘Boars’ harbour some potency of their own in Louie David who’s lethal running lines consistently provide front foot ball. Redemption will be on the cards for West’s who fell into a trap in the final minutes against UWA in round one.

Nedlands v ARKS, 3:30pm, Sir Charles Court Reserve, Nedlands

The Great Escape sequel came to fruition at Meadow Springs in round one as Nedlands narrowly edged out a rampaging Coastal Cavaliers outfit. They will have to improve ten-fold if they are to contain ARKS who will travel to the Foreshore thirsty for a scalp in 2020. Aidan Laxton came to the ‘Neddies’ rescue on Saturday, dashing his way under the uprights for the clutch try that sealed the deal in Match of the Round.

Curtin University v Joondalup Brothers, 3:30pm, Edinburgh Oval, Bentley

The ‘Goat’s proved no match for an admirable Palmyra outfit last week but did display glimpses of what is to come this season. Entering round two with a win, Joondalup’s unrelenting style of play will serve them well this week if they can establish themselves early in the match. Adding to the ‘Brother’s armour is Maikali Rabaro who will provide a physical edge in the forward pack

Starting XVs



1. JP Sauni, 2. Nick Hyde, 3. Paasi Fine, 4. Mike Tafili, 5. Afa Manukia, 6. Michael Hardwick, 7. Joel Brown, 8. Alex Rovira, 9. Lachie Phillips, 10. Harry Webster, 11.Ross Palframan, 12.Tevita Sifa, 13.Christian Vainerere, 14.Facundo Aguirre, 15.Sam Healy


Coastal Cavaliers

1.Russell Egan, 2. TBC . 3. Paul Nu'u 4. Ratu Barry, 5. Liam Van Der Heyden, 6. TeRangiamoa Rapatini 7. TBC 8. Ashib Leota 9. Mathew Griffths 10. Kaea Hohaia 11. Brandon Steel, 12. Blayke Taiwhati, James Petherick 14. Toby Mead, 15. Bodie Etheredge


1. Moses Waqa, 2. Terrell Shortland-Berryman, 3. Reginald Churchward, 4. Rian Murphy, 5. Hugh Huppatz, 6. Robin O'Sullivan, 7. Cohen Masson, 8. Ethan Cayless, 9. Rory Edwards, 10. Caleb Young, 11. James Blackburn 12. Gregory Jackson (VC), 13. Alistair Haining (C) 14. Simione Vuetiverata 15. Jack McDermott


Curtin Uni

1. Thompson Cross 2. Caeleb Simkin 3. Quentin Hay 4. Tomoki Ogawa 5. Zek Wain 6. Tomas Chadwick, 7. Sebastian Thogersen, 8. Vauea Sialavai 9. Russell Keegan (VC) 10. Nikki Suckling 11. Nicholas Chadwick 12. Liam Becker, 13. Robert Fulton (C), 14. Nicholas Eve, 15. Alexander Klewinghaus


1. TBC , 2. Ford. Hemi, 3. Jean-Pierre. Mostert, 4. Michael Cromie 5. Travel Tuaputa 6. Samuel Long 7. TBC, 8. TBC, 9. Brendan Vorster, 10. Sheldon Tarawa (C), 11. George Peters, 12. Glen Potoi, 13. Clay Uyen, 14. Porikapa Tukaki, 15. Connor Allen


1. Rangikino Paul, 2. Tawhiri Rewha, 3. Mac Heke, 4. Caleb Marr 5. Henare Houklamau 6. Jacob Rumble 7. Linton Horsburgh 8. Auega Seumanutafa 9. Jack Weir 10. Blake Hignett-Stephans 11. Usaia Ralulu 12. Te Aroa Koiatu 13. Conan Alai 14. Ruawharo Rarere 15.  Joseph Simpkins 


1. Jamie Hawgood , 2. Joe Ritchie, 3. Mark Davies, 4. Kenny McPherson , 5. Ryan James, 6. Jeremiah King, 7. David Bailey, 8. Aiden Laxton, 9. Mike Botes, 10. Dylan Loversidge, 11. Callum Thomas, 12. Ammon Matuauto, 13. Maia King, 14. Steven Nolson, 15. Kauri Cudd


1. Ethan Poi, 2. Sioeli Vaituulala 3. Piersen Kennington, 4. Hendrik De Wet, 5. Hayden Croghan 6. Jackson Pugh, 7. Max Bailey, 8. Dylan Cunningham (C) 9. Reece Anapu 10. Samuel Jurisich, 11. Adam Marshall, 12. Leighton Short, 13. Marcus Arrindell, 14. Chris Miller, 15. Manihera Eden 

Perth Bayswater

1. Max Veech, 2. Ben Buist, 3. Chris Kidd, 4. Keisuke Yagishita, 5. Jacob Buist (C), 6. Craig Smith, 7. Zac Branca, 8. Faamanu Kalolo, 9. Joshua Stops, 10. Santana Payne, 11. Adam Wharerau, 12. Kolia Konelio, 13. Shane Parkinson, 14. Darcy Grealish, 15. Simon Hrbek

Southern Lions

1. Vidar Topou. 2. Jordan Shelford, 3. Victor Yong, 4. Alex Hales, 5. Sese Malai Tuifagalele 6. Brody Eastwood 7. William Burroughs, 8. Dean Kingi, 9. Mitchell Kingsmill, 10. Kyle Fell, 11. Petero Taitusi, 12. Vereti Tupou 13. Joel Lamatoa 14. Jonah Naborisi 15. Sisa Waqa


1. Luke Oosthuizen, 2.D'Arcy Wilson, 3. Lawrence Petrus, 4. Corey Thomas 5. Jack Bromley, 6. Ben Taylor 7. Connor O'Sullivan 8. Brad Howe 9. Rory O'Sullivan, 10. Charl Nieuwenhuis, 11. TBC 12. Nicholas Wolman (C) 13. Kurt Penney 14. Oscar Anderson 15. Aidan Shortail 

Wanneroo -TBC

Wests Scarborough

1. Dominic Hardman, 2. Dylan Hutchins, 3. Nick Mclennan (C) 4. Paul Hamber, 5. Connor Seve, 6. Luke Jelicich 7. Simon Parsons 8. Liam Clews, 9. Rory Walker, 10. Walter Koteka, 11. TBC 12. Louie David, 13. Joshua Tinomana 14. Zachary Barrett 15. Lachlan Hardy 

*Teams can also be found on the. Rugby Xplorer app, if clubs have submitted full team lists prior to the Friday 12:00pm deadline they will earn healthy clubs points contributing to a cash prize in the healthy club competition.