Giants outdone by Lions

Joondalup lost its opening game of the season to South Perth.
Joondalup lost its opening game of the season to South Perth.

JOONDALUP Giants went down to reigning premiers South Perth last Saturday at Admiral Park in the opening round of the NRLWA rugby league competition.

The Lions, who won the match 34-22, put pressure on the Giants defence from the start, kicking deep, turning the Giants around forcing them to run into a heavy breeze.

South Perth scored the first try and converted after 14 minutes to lead 6-0.

The Lions kept the pressure on with their speed and clever kicking and took a 22-0 lead at the break.

The Giants started the second half strongly, taking advantage of the strong breeze, forcing the Lions into a few errors and running in two tries to Daniel Sneddon, both converted by Caleb Reedy.

In the other games, Giants ladies league tag won 12-10, under-18 42-28, 3rd grade lost 16-10, 2nd grade lost 24-6.