2017 Round 14 Champ A vs Swan Suburbs RUFC
By Ronan OShea
Swan no match for free flowing Lions rugby
Coach Brett Fell provided the following summary of the match -
"Southern lions 1st side kept their winning ways on Saturday defeating Swans 63 points to 5.
The Swans side was really struggling for numbers and made it a game where the boys were never in trouble of defeat. With excellent conditions the team just went out and enjoyed itself scoring 9 tries which were all converted by Sheldon Willan who had an excellent day with the boot.
Through out the game Dean Kingi continued on his great form with another stand out performance which included some damaging tackles and ball carries earning him the player of the day for the second week running.
He was supported well by Scott Turnbull and Sam Price.
In the backs Joel Lamatoa impressed with some timely runs and Greg Jackson was solid all round. A big thanks goes out to Murray Jackson who played the whole game at tight head prop.
As the team head towards finals if the boys can tidy up their ruck work, have more patience and minimise penalties they will be able to take their game to new heights."
1. Loose head prop Jackson, Murray P
2. Hooker Takulua, Sione
3. Tight head prop Akauola, Heamasi V
4. Left lock Turnbull, Scott L
5. Right lock Toy, Sam
6. Left flanker Kingi, Dean
7. Right flanker Price, Samuel
8. Number eight Atthis, Craig J
9. Scrum half Perkins, Michael E
10. Fly half Fell, Kyle
11. Left wing Willan, Sheldon R
12. Left centre Cassidy, Beau A
13. Right centre Jackson, Gregory (c)
14. Right wing Cassidy, Daniel
15. Full back Jobe, Dane T
16. Reserve Lamatoa, Joel A
17. Reserve Furze, Micheal
18. Reserve Hinder, Rawiri M
19. Reserve Smith, Mairere
Willan, Sheldon R x 2;
Lamatoa, Joel A x 2;
Takulua, Sione x 1;
Turnbull, Scott L x 1;
Price, Samuel x 1;
Atthis, Craig J x 1;
Jackson, Gregory x 1
Willan, Sheldon R x 9