Rugby union: torrid weekend for ARKS as club loses all three clashes with Nedlands


Regan King on the burst in ARKS’ Premier Grade clash.
Regan King on the burst in ARKS’ Premier Grade clash.

A STRONG second half showing from Nedlands allowed it to overrun ARKS Rugby Union Club in their Premier Grade clash at Charles Court Reserve.

Despite a good ARKS performance in the first half which gave them the lead at half-time, Nedlands came out flying in the second half to claim a 38-17 victory.

An early Adam Sutherland try gave ARKS the lead and despite a Nedlands fightback, Regan King’s try five minutes before the break allowed the visitors to lead 12-10 at the break.

However, a renewed effort from the hosts in the second half coupled with injuries to ARKS forwards allowed Nedlands to romp home and claim a big win.

ARKS Reserves faced a similarly ruthless Nedlands outfit, who made the visitors pay for their mistakes in a 45-12 win.

Two yellow cards and three tries against ARKS within the first 10 minutes set the tone for the rest of the game and the away side never really recovered.

Reon Wynyard and Sam Webby scored late first half tries to reduce the deficit to 31-12 at half time, but Nedlands overpowered them in the second half and added two unanswered converted tries to their tally.

Injuries throughout the first two teams meant ARKS third grade side had its depth tested and despite battling hard, slumped to a 32-3 loss to their Nedlands counterparts.

Tyson Lewis’ penalty just before half time kept the scores close at half time, but Nedlands ran over the top of their opponents with 22 unanswered points sealing the win.

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