Rugby league: Rockingham Sharks maul Kalamunda 88-0


Connor Hudson races away to score during the Sharks 88-0 thumping of Kalamunda.
Connor Hudson races away to score during the Sharks 88-0 thumping of Kalamunda.

ROCKINGHAM Sharks senior grades made it four from four in an eventful try-scoring spree at Ellenbrook in the Premiership last Saturday.

There were smiles all round as every team won with the women’s team opening its season with a thumping 54-0 win over Kalamunda Bulldogs, before the reserves came from behind to clinch a stunning 26-22 victory with a last minute try against Willagee Bears.

Thirds also saw a thriller, with the Sharks getting across the whitewash in the final seconds to down new club Ellenbrook Rabbitohs 16-14.

If coach Darren Shaw was looking for commitment from his team in the big game of the afternoon against the Bulldogs, he got it with a 15-try, 88-0 victory as the Sharks again ran all over the Kalamunda opposition.

Julian Wilson-Wyllie opened the scoring after five minutes before winger Hayden Dangen-Toby added another three minutes later.

Connor Hudson’s super 70m run added another after 17 minutes and two minutes later Papa New Guinea halfback Benny Leme Pyako waltzed through to take the tally to 24.

Caleb Reedy added the extras on a day that saw him kick an amazing 14 from 15 goals.

Englishman Anthony Bowman added the final try of the half, linking well with Wilson-Wyllie after clever build-up play from Reedy.

Within four minutes of the restart, Hudson finished off a move that began on the Sharks own 10m line with the ball going through several pairs of hands in a swift and decisive move that cut the Dogs to pieces.

Debut boy Josh Bransby’s introduction to first grade was a masterstroke from Shaw, as the teenager proved he was ready for the big time with a storming 55m run.

The reserves 26-22 win was thanks to tries from Matt Taylor, Jordan May, Tye Jager (2) and Ian Wood.

The ladies tryscorers were Rachel Toby (2), Aroha Taipeti, Taylor Hapeti (2), Faith Haimina-Moeke, Gabby Mouat (and seven goals), Lauren Lambert, Shaya Taiwhati and Olivia Pacyer-Black.

The under-18s had a bye.