Championship A Division - Match centre

Southern Lions
Mandurah
Sat 1 Apr 15:30 - Australian Rugby Union - Championship A Full time

Championship A Round 2 2017 vs Mandurah Pirates RUFC

Revenge mission for agonising semi-final loss

Mandurah Pirates RUFC travelled to Southern Lions for a Champ A semi-final rematch.

Mandurah had defeated Southern Lions last August to deny the home team a place in the 2016 Grand Final.

Southern Lions were plotting a revenge mission in 2017.

Round 2 2017 Champ A vs Mandurah Pirates
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It was a very open and high paced entertaining match with both sides having some success at different times in the match.
Southern Lions proved too strong in the forwards and their fast backs finished off some great team tries.

Southern Lions won 56-33 scoring 9 tries to 5 and with 4 successful conversions and 1 penalty.

Southern Lions coach Brett Fell provided the following summary of the game -

"The 1st team made it 2 from 2 with a convincing win 56 points to 33 over Mandurah. The team is showing some real qualities on attack with ball carriers looking to attack space to allow for excellent continuity through clear line breaks or off loads to their support players. This type of mindset is allowing for quick recycle ball and the ability to play the game at up-tempo speed. With the team scoring 9 tries in which majority were solid team tries the only real concern was the teams defence where we allowed 5 to be scored against us. It is only early days, but with more understanding of defensive structures and quality time spent in this area it is hoped that real improvements can be made. Again, all players worked hard with player of the day Vaka carrying the ball with real power and was supported very well by Mike Furze and Sam Toy. In the backs, midfield pairing of Beau Cassidy and Greg Jackson were solid and winger Joel Lamatoa played very well too"

Congratulations to the coach and players on continuing the great start to the season.

Team Selection

1 Dan Lee
2 Sione Takulua
3 Heamasi Akauola
4 Scott Turnbull
5 Sam Toy
6 Mike Furze
7 Dean Kingi
8 Craig Atthis
9 Kyle Fell
10 Mike Perkins
11 Dan Cassidy
12 Beau Cassidy
13 Greg Jackson
14 Joel Lamatoa
15 Dane Jobe
16 Nathan Lamatoa
17 Tom Cleary
18 Sheldon Willans
19 William Price
20 Rawiri Hinder
21 Irwin Swinny

Scorers
Greg Jackson 2 Tries
Craig Atthis 2 Tries
Dan Cassidy 1 Try
Beau Cassidy 1 Try
Sam Toy 1 Try
Dan Lee 1 Try
Heamasi Akauola 1 Try
Joel Lamatoa 4 Conv and 1 Pen

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Southern Lions 16 78
2. Rockingham 16 47
3. Mandurah 16 44
4. Curtin Uni 16 43
5. Arks 16 38
6. Kwinana 15 26
7. Perth Irish 15 16

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