Fortescue Premier Grade Team of the Week: Round 4

· WA Premier
by Rugby WA Media

Coming into round 4 and the teams are starting to make some serious statements, not to mention the clinic that was put on by the Wests Scarborough backline.

1. Nicholas Mclennan – Wests Scarborough


It’s no surprise seeing Wests Scarborough captain Nick Mclennan back on the list this week for TOTW, the consistent prop was vital throughout the match in the Boars 84 drumming of Curtin University.

 

2. Harrison Scoble – UWA

It wasn’t going to be long until UWA hooker and captain Harry ‘Rusty’ Scoble made his way onto the team of the week list playing phenomenal up against Southern Lions. He was able to walk his way onto the highlight reel this week manhandling the poor Southern Lions defence to set his side up with an easy try. 

 

 

3. Reginald Churchward – Cottesloe 

The Battle of Broome Street definitely didn’t disappoint on the weekend and neither did Cottesloe prop Reggie Churchward. Now his second time on the RugbyWA TOTW Churchward is becoming one of the most dominant prop in the competition and certainly shouldn’t be overlooked. 


4. Arthur Manukia – Associates

Despite going down to Cottesloe over the weekend, Associates stayed physical throughout the tussle all thanks to lock Arthur ‘Afa’ Manukia. Manukia wasn’t afraid to show the defending champions real physical rugby laying big hits all around the field.

5. Benjamin Grant – Cottesloe 

Coming from the Force squad former RugbyWA Senior Academy athlete Ben Grant had a quiet start to the Premier Grade season, only coming into his own this week. Being a huge presence around the field last Saturday, Grant has certainly added another level of strength to Cottesloe’s already devastating lineout. 

 

6. Ben Taylor – UWA

UWA’s Ben Taylor week in week out is always a pest around the breakdown for his team, however this week his performance was a key factor in UWA scraping by the Southern Lions. In and all-around physical matchup Taylor was able to get good go forward off strong hitups all day creating ample space around the field. 

 

7. Kane Koteka – Wests Scarborough

Another Western Force squad member Kane Koteka has been itching to get back to competitive rugby again ever since returning from Japan where he was playing with the Kaimashi Seawaves. Koteka didn’t disappoint in his first game back physically dominating in every part of his game shifting momentum heavily in Wests favour.

 

8. Patrick Tuialii – Joondalup Brothers

In a classy win over Kalamunda, Joondalup’s Patrick Tuialii was a key factor bagging himself two tries both from big runs down the centre of the field. It was almost impossible to bring Tuialii over the weekend earning himself this selection.

 

9. Rory Edwards – Cottesloe 

Halfback Rory Edwards made the ‘Battle of Broom Street’ look easy over the weekend scoring two tries with ease off the side of the ruck. Quick to exploit Associates defence around the fringes, it was Edward’s ability to scoot into the in goal area that was the most valuable in the ‘Gulls’ win. 

 

10. Sheldon Tarawa – Joondalup Brothers

Now his second TOTW selection in a row, Sheldon Tarawa is dominating his competition at fly-half with ease. Tarawa has been making the game looks simple, darting through defences and scoring points with ease. If he keeps this level of play up he will be a real competitor for this year’s PG Hampshire award.

11. Jordan Grattan – Wanneroo

Wanneroo winger Jordan Grattan had a breakout game this weekend scoring a hat full of points all around the field. Particularly strong with the boot Grattan was able to push his side ahead through successful conversions and a penalty, that combined with a sneaky try early in the match definitely has resulted in his performance in the 2020 season so far. 

 

12. Jamie Walker – Wests Scarborough 

With Wests Scarborough scoring so many points over Curtin University it was expected we’d have a lot of ‘Boars’ selected in this week’s TOTW. Playing with his brothers Rory and Lewis in first grade for the first-time young Jaimie didn’t disappoint. Last year’s star colt was controlled around the field and executed well at set piece to put his teammates into space.

 

13. Pama Fou – Wanneroo

Western Force player Pama Fou nothing but a difference maker for the ‘Roo-Dogs’ in their victory over the Coastal Cavaliers. Finishing off all of Wanneroo’s set plays, Fou walked through defence and was able to be disruptive on the defensive end as well. The competition was tight at outside centre this week with Fou just slipping past Wests’ Louie David who scored an amazing four tries for his side over the weekend.

 

14. Joshua Timonana – Wests Scarborough 

Another player who wasn’t shy about putting up points was Wests’ winger Josh Timonana. Finishing off all of the ‘Boars’ slick team tries, Timonana proved he is one of the best try finishers in the competition. Another consistent asset for his team he might be a key factor in the club’s return to Premier Grade dominance.


15. Lewis Walker – Wests Scarborough

Debuting in Premier Grade this weekend young Lewis Walker came into top level competition with a bang. Brother of halfback Rory and inside centre Jaimie, Lewis came through strong from the fullback position showing some slick skills with ball in hand. Coming into the attacking line, Walker added the extra position Wests needed putting his wingers into space. Although only scoring one try in the thrashing of Curtin Uni it was Walkers teamplay that made him stand-out from the rest.



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