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Sat 29 Apr 15:30 - Australian Rugby Union - Championship A Full time

Round 5 Champ A 2017 vs Arks RUFC

Southern Lions too strong for Arks

Arks RUFC travelled to Southern Lions looking to knock Lions of the Top of the Table.

Southern Lions proved too strong for Arks and except for a 10min period in the second half they dominated proceedings. Arks worked hard throughout and put Lions under pressure for a time scoring two tries. The shock spurred the Lions on to add 10 more points and end up clear winners.

Southern Lions winning 41-20 scoring 7 tries with 3 successful conversions to 2 tries, 2 conversion & 2 penalties.

Round 5 2017 Champ A vs Arks
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Southern Lions coach Brett Fell provided the following summary of the game -

"Southern Lions 1st grade side played Arks at home last Saturday and won 41 20.
It was a game where the boys started really well and seemed ready to produce a quality performance but unfortunately the team's performance lacked consistency. With clearly a lot of things happening off the ball that was not necessary, it made for a stop start affair. Throughout the match the boys played to much rugby off static ball being caught behind the gain line which stopped quick ruck ball and the ability to apply pressure.Leading 19-6 at halftime, the boys stretched there lead out to 31-6 early in the 2nd half only to let Arks come back to 31-20 with 2 quick tries. The boys then regrouped to finish with 2 more tries of the own. Greg Jackson and Joel Lamatoa impressed in the backs and the loose trio of Mike Furze, Sam Price and Dean Kingi toiled hard. Still looking to produce more flow to their game, the team just need to keep working hard and keep ahead of the bunch."

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

Team Selection

1 Rawiri Hinder
2 Sione Takulua
3 Vaka Akauola
4 Scott Turnbull
5 Sam Toy
6 Mike Furze
7 Sam Price
8 Dean Kingi
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 Dan Lee
19 Reon Wynard
20 Bruce Meyer
21 Craig Atthis

Greg Jackson 2 Tries
Scott Turnbull 1 Try
Jared Lamatoa 1 Try
Dean Kingi 1 Try
Beau Cassidy 1 Try
Sione Takulua 1 Try
Joel Lamatoa 3 Conv

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Round 5 2017 Champ A vs Arks
51 photos

Team selection

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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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