Rugby Union: Arks women clip depleted Swans’ wings in 29-point win


Kaneti Pita on the charge with Ed Morton in support for Arks against Bunbury on Saturday.
Kaneti Pita on the charge with Ed Morton in support for Arks against Bunbury on Saturday.

TWO tries each by Tawhri Webster and Jazzmin Stevenson helped the Arks women rugby team defeat Swan Suburbs by 29 points at John Dunn Reserve on Saturday.

Expectations were high, with Arks having a full team and Swans short of players.

The Arks forwards started to dominate the set plays early in the game and kept the forward momentum in the loose, with the front row breaking through the packs and running free at times.

The first try came from the forwards within 10 minutes and they were a feature from then on, with the forwards scoring five tries.

Arks continued the hard work in the second half and were well ahead before Swans posted their first score.

The Arks coach then asked Swans if they wanted to even the sides and the reserve players all went on for the last 10 minutes.

The final score was Arks 41 to Swan Suburbs 12.

In the men’s game against Bunbury, several opportunities went begging for Arks during the first half, with long passes going astray instead of the ball going through the hands to the wingers.

A spectacular 70m run from full-back Sean Davis near half- time was a highlight of their clash.

The full bench got a run out during the second half and the lineout finally settled down to win their own ball.

Blair Gibbons and Davis both scored run-away tries, with Sean Davis kicking the conversions in the 31-12 win.