Wests Scarborough Rugby Union star AJ Alatimu selected in Perth Spirit squad

Wests Scarborough Rugby Union star AJ Alatimu selected in Perth Spirit squad

WESTS Scarborough Rugby Union Club star AJ Alatimu has been selected in the Perth Spirit squad ahead of its round two clash against Sydney Rays in the NRC competition.

Alatimu was the highest point scorer in the Premier Grade competition.

Spirit coach Dwayne Nestor said the team was aiming to build on last week’s win against the Rays.

“In terms of things to work on the scrum is one thing and hopefully a few changes we have made this week will help us improve there and we will just focus on the things we can control and work towards our goals,” he said.

“From watching the Rays last week they seem to play a similar style to us. They try to use the ball and the width of the field really well so I think we could be in for a really exciting game.”

He said he was impressed with his backline hence there being no changes.

“I think a lot of the backs had really good games. Billy Meakes was awesome, Ryan Louwrens and Jono Lance both had good games, Ben Tapuai is really excited to be playing good rugby and then the club guys, Eric Vasukicakau and Manihera Eden were really good on debut,” he said.

Spirit play the Rays on September 2 at North Sydney Oval.