Championship B Division (Team 1) - Match centre

Curtin Uni
Southern Lions A
Sat 20 May 13:40 - Australian Rugby Union - Championship B Full time

Round 8 Champ B1 vs Curtin Uni

Lions too strong for Uni

Southern Lions travelled to take on Curtin Uni RUFC for the Champ B Round 8 clash.

Southern Lions continued their excellent form and were too good for Curtin Uni.
Lions dominated from the start and scored 6 tries to zero. The final score was 40-0.

Southern Lions co-coach Dan King provided the following summary of the game -

2017 Round 8 Champ A/B1 vs Curtin Uni
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"It was pleasing to see the lads really be clinical today and not concede any points, our defence was pretty solid most of the game but they almost scored in the opening minutes when one of their backs made a decent break and was clear, luckily Nathan chased him and brought him down with a lovely tap tackle which saved us. There was a few moments when they challenged us on our line but again some aggressive defence kept them scoreless. We need to work more at training on our defensive systems.

We factored in that it was going to be a wet and miserable day but lucky for us it held off and we could play our game. I am pleased the lads kept their cool as we had 3 changes to the starting line-up and we didn’t warm up or prepare as well as we needed, its showed in the opening moments off the game but we showed our class and pedigree to get the win. We scored some outstanding tries today by TC, Reon, Konnor, Dean and Captain fantastic PJ, also the man of the match and had his best game I have ever seen in a Southern Lions shirt, he was awesome and kept us going forward all day. The scrum was dominant and this gave us a good platform to work from, line-out was OK as well.

The backs were superb again with solid performances by Matt, Nathan and Konnor but they all were fantastic and continue to grow each week. We need to train hard this week and prepare as we have a difficult assignment at home vs Mandurah. It will be a good challenge for both teams and we will be up for it.

Special mention to Jayden and his family who had a bereavement recently in the family and our thoughts are with him and his family."

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

Team Selection

1 Jason King
2 Dean Kingi 1 Try
3 Irwin Swinny
4 Tim Coffey 1 Try
5 Thomas Cleary
6 Branden Niemann
7 Jesse Toala
8 Peter Jackson 2 Tries
9 Michael Clifton
10 Nathan Lamatoa 5 Conv
11 Jayden Jacques
12 Haami Henry
13 Matt Riches 1 Try
14 Blake Rigby
15 Konnor Day 1 Try
16 Ben Olislaegers
17 Reon Wynard 1 Try
18 Junior Tairea
19 Craig Halliday
20 Dawid Van Sittert
21 Bruce Meyer
22 Murray Jackson
23 Kurt Delome

C Daniel King and Junior Tairea

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2017 Round 8 Champ A/B1 vs Curtin Uni
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Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Championship B results

Bunbury
18
13
5
39
Mandurah
13
11
Arks

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Mandurah 12 55
2. Southern Lions A 12 55
3. Bunbury 12 30
4. Arks 12 25
5. Rockingham 12 19
6. Southern Lions B 12 18
7. Curtin Uni 12 17

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