THE Mandurah Pirates marked the club’s 20th anniversary at the weekend with quality rugby and festivities.
The junior teams played great rugby throughout the day and showed off some exciting new talent in the making.
Children enjoyed a bouncy castle, petting zoo, fairy floss and face painting to mark the occasion.
Later in the day the two senior teams played a crucial game to cement their position in the upcoming finals.
B grade ran on to the field first taking on top of the ladder team, ARKS.
A slow start put ARKS ahead by ten points early in the game.
A huge effort from Mandurah turned the score around to get a lead – going into the second half.
Some great runs from Martin Kendrick helped Mandurah push towards the try line and keep their lead.
With ARKS rallying in the last few minutes of the game, Andrew Taitoko scored a penalty goal to secure Mandurah’s lead and gave them a 31-26 win.
The A grade ran on second, fielding a strong team against the big ARKS team.
An incredible start by Mandurah put them ahead 18-0 in the first half.
Another solid game by Zac Nicolson gave Mandurah an opportunity to show off their skills on the field, slicing through the opposition’s defence.
With Mandurah pushing ahead with their lead, Russ Egan led the forward pack to stop ARKS’ chances of scoring.
An incredible game from Mandurah gave them a 46-7 win.
The under 19s travelled to take on Perth Bayswater.
Unable to field a team for the whole game, Mandurah had an unfortunate 73-24 loss.
Mandurah’s senior teams will travel to Larkhill sports complex.
The under 19s team versus the Associates at 12:30.
B grade take on Rockingham at 1:50 and the A grade take on Rockingham at 3:15.