Rugby union: ARKS go down to Kalamunda in Premier Grade

Joe Kapua and Harvey Swayne ready to dive in following a tackle.
Joe Kapua and Harvey Swayne ready to dive in following a tackle.

ARKS Rugby Union Club has fallen to a heavy Premier Grade defeat at the hands of long-time rivals Kalamunda, going down 43-26 at Harrisdale Field.

Despite running in four tries, ARKS was never able to recover from the visitors’ strong start and could not stop their offensive assault.

The away side scored inside the opening three minutes and it was downhill from there, as Kalamunda flew out to a 19-0 lead.

Regan King’s converted try late in the half restored some parity, before Willtz Teheke’s try early in the second half further reduced the margin and gave ARKS a glimmer of hope.

Kalamunda returned fire and ran in another two quick tries, before Hamish Buick kept the hosts in the game with a five-pointer.

However, another two tires to Kalamunda all but sealed the win, despite Joe Kapua’s late effort reducing the final margin slightly.

It was not much better news for the reserves side, who went down 64-14 to their Kalamunda counterparts, while third grade went down 21-7.

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