Rugby union: Palmyra hands Wanneroo 63-point spanking

Oh the pain: Cottesloe trounced Kalamunda 52-0.
Oh the pain: Cottesloe trounced Kalamunda 52-0.

PALMYRA travelled up the Mitchell Freeway to Kingsway Oval where it soundly thrashed Wanneroo 63-0 on Saturday.

The visitors started the game in red hot form scoring two quick tries to take an early 12-0 lead.

Despite the fact the Roo Dogs tried hard all game, they were never in it at any stage with the Palmyra forwards completely dominating their opponents in the first half exchanges and providing great attacking opportunities all game for the backs.

Representative fullback Mani Eden scored a superb individual try chipping the opposition from close to the halfway line, before regathering and stepping past the Wanneroo fullback to score near the posts.

Pau Halafihi was a constant menace at the breakdown, managing to consistently turn over Wanneroo ball.

Future Force foundation player Mees Erasmus was back to his barnstorming best with constant charges into the Wanneroo defensive line.

Palmyra scrum half Kieran Duffin ended the first half with a sniping try from a ruck close to the Wanneroo line, to take Pally out to a 28-0 halftime lead.

In the second half Palmyra were keen to keep the pressure on their opposition, with early tries to prop Erasmus and winger Trey Moloney to blow the score out to 42-0.

Palmyra rammed home its advantage, with fly half Dave Neilson ghosting through a gap from 25 metres out to score beside the posts.

In limited time, replacement outside back Kris Setu scored two fine tries out wide after great lead up work to complete the rout.

In reserve grade Palmyra outclassed Wanneroo 62-7, colts accounted for ARKs 79-5, thirds beat Wanneroo 71-24, fourths went down 48-7 and the Palmyra women went down to the top of the table Wanneroo 29-7.

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