Arks Rugby Union Club overcomes shaky start to beat Swan Suburbs

ARKS are out of the semi-finals
ARKS are out of the semi-finals

ARKS Rugby Union Club overcame a slow start to beat Swan Suburbs 30-12 at Harrisdale Field in Round 4 of the Rugby WA Pindan Championship.

Testing out some new combinations in the backline ensured a shaky start for the hosts, although a second-half onslaught made it three wins from their opening four games.

After a slow start, ARKS worked their way into the game, only to waste several scoring opportunities which saw them enter the break locked at 5-5.

However, coach Josh Upson’s half-time team talk seemed to do the trick, as second-half tries to Corey Broughton, Joseph Kapua, Kayne Cassidy and Manaia Tukere Walker sealed victory.

ARKS’ B Grade side overcame a spirited Bunbury Barbarians side to claim victory 24-12, despite a host of absentees.

An early try to Troy Laurent was quickly matched by the Barbarians’ Jayden O’Dea, and an even first half saw the two sides enter the break level.

The hosts re-grouped at half time and an early try from Blair Gibbons sent them on their way, with Braydon Ryland-Birch and Sam Haira also crossing to seal the victory.

ARKS’ Under 20 Colts’ side suffered a crushing blow against a more experienced Joondalup outfit, going down 87-0 in a battling performance.

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