Rugby union: Wests Scarborough goes down 22-10 to Palmyra

Rugby union: Wests Scarborough goes down 22-10 to Palmyra

PALMYRA stamped its authority on the Premier Grade with a 22-10 win over Wests Scarborough in slippery conditions at Tompkins Park on Saturday afternoon, in a performance that honoured the life of former head coach John Taylor.

The rain held off for the first half of an intense clash but with the rain came disappointment for the Boars, whose ball handling errors cost them a redemption win, going down 22-10 at the final whistle.

Palmyra coach Donny Stevenson attributed Palmyra’s success this season to its depth of talent.

“The first thing is that we’ve retained a lot of last year’s players and the additions that have come in have really added to the team,” Stevenson said.

“But I think the biggest thing about Pally is the depth, our seconds came in undefeated last year and they’re undefeated this year, so we’ve got the luxury of covering injuries with guys that can step up and fill the roll and I know a lot of the other clubs struggle with that.

“We played well but we struggled last week against Joondalup and the week before we lost to Neddies so we’ve got some key areas to work on, defence is probably the biggest thing.

“We have no problem scoring points but we’ve just got to keep tightening up on our defence.”

The win was special for Pally as it remembered life member Taylor who passed away this week after a long and brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

“And today was really special because the boys were playing in memory of a guy that’s coached here, JT, so it’s been a special day today,” Stevenson said.