Rugby Union: Palmyra claims John Taylor Cup with 40-5 win over Perth Bayswater


Palmyra captain Shane Manu prepares to fend off a Perth Bayswater opponent.
Palmyra captain Shane Manu prepares to fend off a Perth Bayswater opponent.

PALMYRA regained the John Taylor Cup with a comprehensive 40-5 wet weather victory over Perth Bayswater at Pat O’Hara Reserve last Saturday.

The game was hotly contested in the forwards, where Palmyra’s ascendancy provided front foot ball to a slick back line that scored the majority of its tries through the centres and wing.

Man of the match Joel Winterburn put in an excellent offensive and defensive game from the flank, leading the Pally forwards to a dominant day in the engine room.

Palmyra scored six tries through Winterburn, Mani Eden, Onehunga Havili, Jackson Neilson, Michael Fotu and Tutere Waenga.

Neilson added four conversions, with Eden also slotting one.

Pally remains third on the ladder with a four-point buffer over fourth-placed Kalamunda.

The Palmyra Reserves maintained their undefeated record with a 26-0 win over Perth Bayswater and the fourth grade team also extended its lead at the top of the ladder.