Rugby union: Palmyra claims 46-26 victory over Kalamunda

Rugby union: Palmyra claims 46-26 victory over Kalamunda

PALMYRA continued its winning Premier Grade run with a bruising 46-26 victory over Kalamunda Bulls at Tompkins Park on Saturday.

Following an intercept try to the Bulls in the first minute of play, the Palmyra forward pack took control of the first half with tries to lock Pat Moss, a fantastic solo effort from wing Chris Miller and finally opposite wing Panashe Kamhara to take a 24-7 advantage at the break.

Early in the second half Prop Mees Erasmus came out firing, breaking a number of tackles before offloading to Kamhara who scored his second try for the day.

Erasmus himself then scored a hard fought try of his own, barging through the Bulls defense to give Palmyra a commanding 34-7 lead midway through the second term.

Palmyra was reduced to 14 players in the second half when Manihera Eden was sent to the sin bin for an apparent high tackle, allowing the Bulls to hit back with a couple of tries of their own.

Centre Tutere Waenga crossed late in the game to secure the points for Palmyra, with the home side’s forward dominance too much at the breakdown for the Kalamunda pack.

In earlier games, Palmyra’s reserves won 58-0, thirds 55-10, fourths 43-17 and the women’s team 28-10.