Championship B (Team 2) Round 1 2017 vs Arks RUFC
By Ronan OShea
Unlucky loss to start the season
Southern Lions Champ B2 side travelled to Thomas Oval to take on Arks RUFC.
It was the first game in the 2017 Season.
Southern Lions 3rds are playing in the Champ B competition in 2017. Kwinana did not enter a Champ B team so Southern Lions 3rds entered in the draw in the Kwinana Champ B slot.
Southern Lions were expecting a very tough game and it turned out that way.
Southern Lions lost 7-19 scoring 1 Try to 3 Tries and with 1 successful conversions.
Southern Lions coach Ashley Peel provided the following summary of the game
"First game of the season the boys started strong with an unstoppable forward pack, with a special mention to our player of the day, Kunnal Kishore, for his fast pace on the wing to score the first try of the game and the season.
Unfortunately, Arks hit back in the second half to win 19 - 7, but our boys showed good heart and never gave up. Good promise for a great season ahead shown by all players."
Commiserations to the coach and players on a tough start to the season.
1 Luke Napier
2 Vern Brockway
3 Stephen Charlwood
4 Hayden Smith
5 Brad Papagna
6 Ken Rankin
7 Jordan Ranapia
8 Tipene Tuhakaraina
9 James Harris
10 Mark Carmichael
11 Kunal Kishore
12 Sarron Clark
13 Matt Turnbull
14 Charlie Hill
15 Ashley Peel
16 Ronald Atkin
17 Kane Napier
18 Dean Griesel
19 Joe Claes
Kunnal Kishore 1 Try
Mark Carmichael 1 Conv