The game, a commemoration of the bonds between Australia and New Zealand, was also the major hit-out for places in the WA representative rugby league side which will defend its three consecutive titles at the national championships for state leagues in Adelaide in June.
The selectors will announce the final squad next week and they will have some good options for the team, which has lost eight players from last year’s state side.
From the start, the Kiwis’ passion was more obvious as they jumped out to a 10-nil lead before City settled and controlled the middle part of the first half.
With a 20-6 half-time lead, the Kiwis’ run through the middle was more aggressive and they quickly blew out the lead to 30-6 early in the second half. City had trouble protecting the ball under the continuous pressure and as a result spent too much time defending their line. The player of the game was the Kiwi’s Taurean Sheehan.
The annual game is one of the major fixtures for the year and it was good to see 1800 people turn out to watch.
In other results:
Under 18 – Perth City 36 d Perth Kiwi 8
Women – Perth City 6 d Perth Kiwi 4
Under 15 – Perth North 20 d Perth South 4
Under 12 – Perth South 20 d Perth North 10