Rugby Union: Palmyra fight back to defeat Joondalup 26-18


Palmyra winger Panashe Kamhara solid in defence
Palmyra winger Panashe Kamhara solid in defence

PALMYRA remains third on the Premier Grade ladder after a hard-fought 26-18 victory over Joondalup Brothers at HBF Arena on Saturday.

Trailing for most of the game, Pally fought back in the second half through a match winning performance by Jared Trewarthan who managed two tries, one conversion and three penalties to seal the eighth win of the season for the Palms.

Palmyra, missing key players selected for the Western Force World Cup 10’s side, was on the back foot for most of the day and had to rely on solid defence to keep Joondalup away from the try line

Panashe Kamhara used his blistering pace on the wing to put Palmyra back in contention in the last 10 minutes of the game before two quick tries from Trewarthan gave Palmyra the lead, which it would hold for the eventual win.

Pally’s reserve grade continued its undefeated dominance, sealing the 10th win of the year with a strong 31-12 victory.

Heinrich Van Der Merwe, Alex Beacham, Chris Fini and Jackson Webster all crossed for tries with Chris Fini converting three.

Thirds and fourths both recorded strong wins leaving Palmyra a serious contender for Club of the Year for 2016