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Round 15 Recap and Around the Grounds

Mon, 01/08/2022, 3:06 am
Rugby WA Media
by Rugby WA Media

Upsets, close calls and dreams of finals fading away, Saturday's round of rugby provided all types of emotions.

Associates continued their winning streak with a convincing 40 -22 victory over Nedlands. Soak's Michael O'Gara had a dominating performance converting 5/6 attempts and even had a try of his own. Nedland's Finn O'Callaghan and Teegan Minkley tried to keep the win alive for the away side, scoring two tries each.

Cottesloe fell short to Wests Scarborough, losing a close one 28 - 21. Gio Leituala put on a show for Cottesloe with two tries and three penalty conversions, but it wasn't enough. Wests showed off their versatility with an all-rounded team performance with four different scorers. With the win, Wests have snuck their way into second place.

UWA remain on top of the table with a nail-biting victory over Perth Bayswater 27-26. A try in the 50th minute from Bayswater put the pressure on the away side, but UWA were too strong. The trusty boot of Caleb Young carrying UWA over the line in the thriller. Perth Bayswater is now sitting third on the ladder.

After a convincing victory, Palmyra retains the top spot in Division 2 of the FMG Premier Grade against ARKS 109 - 8. Cody Coe-Baker, Marcus Arrindell and Fraser Jones all came away with hattricks.

Southern Lions came away with a narrow victory against Kalamunda, with the home side winning 23 - 22. Dane Sawers' hattrick wasn't enough for the away side as the Lions sit third on the table.

Rockingham claimed their second victory of the year with a win over Joondalup 29 - 19.

As we approach the end of the 2022 season, teams are battling to make it into the top 4 in FMG Reserve Grade.

Palmyra continue their push towards the top spot with a 72 - 0 win over ARKS.

Southern Lions have a 4-point gap from Wests with a 48 -14 win over Kalamunda.

Nedlands suffered their first loss of the season to Associates 29 - 13. Both teams have only lost one match this season, with the losses coming from one another.

Finals are just around the corner for the FMG Championship Grade with the first round of the semi-finals kicking off this week!

The Mandurah Pirates have claimed a clean sheet going 15 - 0 for the season after a 31 - 7 win over the Bunbury Bulls. The Bulls just snuck into the top 4, with Perth Irish missing out by 2 points.

Kwinana got the better of the Bunbury Barbarians in a semi-final preview with a 14 - 7 victory. The win put the Wolves second on the ladder, with the Barbarians ending in third place.

Nedlands will take on Perth Bayswater in the 2022 Belt Up Colts Final at Nedlands this weekend.  

Finals fever is in the air, and we look forward to seeing you down at the ground for a fantastic week of Rugby!