Rugby Union: Arks women notch win but men’s sides battered


Asti Miller catches the ball with Blair Gibbons looking on during Arks’ clash with the Mandurah Pirates last Saturday.
Asti Miller catches the ball with Blair Gibbons looking on during Arks’ clash with the Mandurah Pirates last Saturday.

THE Arks women’s rugby team notched up a 25-point win against Curtin, scoring the first tree tries of the game.

The team started with 13 players, with 18 players from Curtin joining forces with Southern Lions.

Two late arrivals bolstered the Arks team to 15, which went on to score the first three tires before Curtin scored a try just before half time.

Arks’ forwards dominated the scrums and loose play giving the backline enough ball to try out new combinations, finishing with another three tries for the second half. The final score was 36-7.

The A and B grade men’s teams played the Mandurah Pirates.

The B grade clash was competitive for the first three quarters, with the score 6-14, but a lack of numbers on the Arks team allowed Mandurah to get ahead with fresh players, winning 40-6.

The A grade team comprised mostly tired B grade players and the result was a foregone conclusion.

The Pirates over-ran the tired Arks players who battle hard during the game, but finished with 14 players on the field, with several of them carrying injuries. The final score was 93-0.

The courage of those players can only be applauded but with the number of registered players in the club there should have been enough available to field two full teams.