Rugby Union: Palmyra falls to Wests Scarborough’s second half tenacity


Palmyra’s Pau Halafihi scores in the corner.
Palmyra’s Pau Halafihi scores in the corner.

WESTS Scarborough beat Palmyra 35-15 to hand Pally its first defeat of the season in a bruising encounter at Bennett Park on Saturday.

Palmyra held well until halftime when the West Scarborough forwards started to dominate at the set piece putting the visitors on the back foot and allowing Wests to create opportunities through the backs.

Levi Auvae and Pau Halafihi scored Palmyra’s tries with flyhalf Jared Trevarthan adding a penalty and a conversion.

Best on ground for Palmyra was Mees Erasmus with strong scrummaging and movement around the field.

The result means Palmyra slips to third on the ladder ahead of a vital clash with top-placed Nedlands at The Foreshore this weekend.

Palmyra Colts remain on top of the ladder after a 33-3 win over Wests Scarborough.