Rugby union: Perth-Bayswater slumps to 43-16 loss to Nedlands

Oh the pain: Cottesloe trounced Kalamunda 52-0.
Oh the pain: Cottesloe trounced Kalamunda 52-0.

PERTH-BAYSWATER Rugby Union Club’s disappointing start to the season in the seniors continued on the weekend with a 43-16 loss to Nedlands.

The Numbats were looking for an improved effort in their first home game of the season after round 1’s 20-point loss to Wanneroo but came up against a tough opponent at Pat O’Hara Reserve.

Nedlands, stung by their first-up 34-32 loss, came out firing and piled on the points with seven tries and four conversions.

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Brandon Olow and Nathan Hunt scored one try each for the home side.

Dylan Parsons made the most of his chances and converted two from two.

The seniors are at the bottom of the Premier Grade ladder and will make the trek to Dunsborough to play Kalamunda this weekend.

Kalamunda are 1-1 with a -1 points differential after two rounds.

The Perth-Bayswater reserves fared a little better, losing to Nedlands 37-21, leaving them on 1-1 for the season.

In the under-20 colts, the Numbats have got off to a cracking start with a huge 60-17 win over ARKs in round 1 and a hard-fought 21-19 win over a tough Nedlands side on the weekend.