RugbyWA Grand Final Recap

Mon, Sep 12, 2022, 5:28 AM
Rugby WA Media
by Rugby WA Media

The 2022 RugbyWA season is done and dusted after a successful Grand Final weekend

Wests Scarborough are your 2022 Fortescue Premier Grade Champions!

A 45 - 37 win over the Minor Premiers UWA capped off an impressive eight-game winning streak, with Wests Scarborough completing the perfect run after the split.

Both sides played exciting passages of play in the thrilling final, which can only be described as a "Try Fest".

UWA's Caleb Young showed why he's one of the best kickers in the league, converting three penalties and field goals, but unfortunately wasn't enough. Wests Scarborough Liam Clews left with a couple of tries as his team secured the victory late in the game.

Wests Scarborough's coach Dan Whiston was humble in his team's victory.

"It was a tough game, and you have to give a lot of credit to UWA."

"They've been the benchmark, and we have been trying to chase them down all year."

"At stages, it wasn't champagne rugby, but that's ok. At the end of the day, we got the win."

In Division 2 of the FMG Premier Grade, Wanneroo faced off against the Minor Premiers Palmyra, who were undefeated after the split. Wanneroo took home the glory in a tight bout 35 - 31.

It was a battle of the kickers, with Palmyra's Rewita Biddle converting 5/5 kicks and getting a try of his own. However, Wanneroo's Jordan Grattan, stole the show capping off a fantastic game with 6/6 and a try.

Nedlands took home the Reserve Grade trophy with a 28 - 5 victory over Palmyra. Nedlands Hugo Welborn led the way ending the game with a couple of tries.

Nedlands Captain Dylan Loversidge was proud of his team's performance.

"Our squad have put in a lot of hard work over the season, we're really happy to come away with a result this year."

"We have a younger squad this year, it's great to see the younger boys getting amongst it."

Despite not beating them in the regular season, the Cottesloe Shegulls won the Alcohol Think Again Women's Final with a 13 - 12 over Kalamunda Kweens.

Two tries from Kalamunda's Trilleen Pomare wasn't enough, as the Sue Roberts Trophy Winner Kendra Fell's boot proved vital in Cottesloe's win.

After the match, Kendra had this to say.

"It was such a great fight and it was really good to get the win in the end."

It was a fantastic weekend out at Kingsway Sporting Complex.

Here are the winners from the weekend:

Junior Girls

Under 14s - North Coast

Under 17s - Wanneroo

Senior Women's

Alcohol Think Again - Cottesloe Shegulls

Junior Boys

Under 12s Swan- Wanneroo

Under 12s Gold- Joondalup

Under13s- Kalamunda

Under 14s- Southern Lions

Under 15s- Wests Scarborough

Under 16s- Wanneroo

Under 18s- Joondalup

Senior Men's

Fourth Grade - Nedlands

Third Grade - Wanneroo

Reserves - Nedlands

Premier Grade Division 2 - Wanneroo

Premier Grade - Wests Scarborough

A huge thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and players for making this season so special.

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