Rugby: Armadale Arks sink in wet conditions


The Arks Chris Jensen, Basil Hoani and Ed Morton with Todd Feaver in the background.
The Under 10 team before their game.
Rugby: Armadale Arks sink in wet conditions
The Arks Chris Jensen, Basil Hoani and Ed Morton with Todd Feaver in the background. The Under 10 team before their game.

THE Armadale Arks A-grade went down to Curtin 35-5 in incredibly wet conditions over the weekend.

Last weekend was the Life-Members and Sponsors Day so the afternoon began with a exhibition game in the wet by the under 10s, with the men’s A-grade the only downside losing to Curtin.

Most of the players from the B-grade had to double up for the A-grade for this game as normal for this season as Curtin put out a fresh team.

With the lights switched on in the gloom, the Curtin A-grade team dominated much of the play but Arks defended well in the first half; but they were not able to sustain the effort after the previous game.

B-grade came out firing in the wet conditions and adapted better than the Curtin side to win 29-8.

Ball handling was difficult but Arks used their forwards smartly, scoring first and going into halftime 12 ahead.

The second half was dominated by the Arks forwards with the backs able to tie-up and allows the forwards to secure the ball and control.

Curtin did not score in the second half with Arks crossing the line three more times.

Conditions in the Arks women’s game were very dark even in the lights, but they managed to get over Palmyra 12-7.

The Arks women really started to show continuing improvement against a good Palmyra side scoring the first try in the corner with a great backline ball movement after the forwards had pressured Palmyra all the way up the field.

The next score came from an Arks error with the Palmyra winger sprinting 60 metres to score under the posts.

The final score was Arks 12 to Palmyra 7.