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Southern Lions
Curtin Uni
Sat 22 Apr 15:00 - Australian Rugby Union - Championship A Full time

Round 4 Champ A 2017 vs Curtin Uni RUFC

Top of Table Clash

Curtin Uni RUFC travelled to Southern Lions for a Top of the Table clash in round 4. Both teams were looking to continue their fine start to the 2017 season.

Southern Lions dominated the first half scoring 4 tries & 3 conversions to 2 penalties. The 4th try came from a length of the field run from athletic lock Sam Toy and brilliantly supported & finished off by open-side Sam Price. Lions led 26-6 at the half.

The second half was a much tighter affair with Curtin Uni coming right back into it with two well worked tries. With 15mins to go the gap was reduced to 8 pts, 26-18. Southern Lions dug deep and repelled the Uni attacks. Southern Lions weren't happy without the bonus point and finished off strongly to score with the last play of the game.

Round 4 2017 Champ A/B1 vs Curtin Uni
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Southern Lions winning 31-18 scoring 5 tries with 5 successful conversions to 2 tries, 1 conversion & 2 penalties.

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

"Southern Lions 1st grade continued on their winning way last Saturday with a hard fought 31 points to 18 win over other unbeaten team Curtin Uni. Leading 26-6 at halftime laid a good foundation to push on in the 2nd half, but this unfortunately did not occur. Throughout the match the boys were unable to hold on to the the ball for long periods and apply pressure. This created a stop start affair with plenty of restarts and penalties throughout the match.
It was a game that will do the team no harm having to really dig deep right through to the 80th minute where they were able to score a 5th try and secure a bonus point. Moving forward there is plenty to work on if we wish to improve. Though all this Player of the Day Sam Toy produced an excellent performance especially with ball in and as was supported by fellow forwards Sione Takaula and Sam Price. In the backs, fullback Dane Jobe was solid and Mike Perkins was sound at 10.
This weeks game against Arks is an opportunity again to be better and to keep growing as a team."

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

Team Selection

1 Rawiri Hinder
2 Sione Takulua
3 Dean Kingi
4 Scott Turnbull
5 Sam Toy
6 Mike Furze
7 Sam Price
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 Irwin Swinny
19 Hammi Henry
20 Bruce Meyer
21 Some old guy (aka Brad Woodford)
22 Sheldon Willan

Greg Jackson 1 Try
Scott Turnbull 1 Try
Sam Price 1 Try
Sam Toy 1 Try
Kyle Fell 1 Try
Joel Lamatoa 3 Conv

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Round 4 2017 Champ A/B1 vs Curtin Uni
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Southern Lions 20 96
2. Mandurah 20 56
3. Rockingham 19 49
4. Curtin Uni 19 48
5. Arks 18 43
6. Kwinana 18 36
7. Perth Irish 18 21

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