UWA hand out a rugby lesson

Premier Colin Barnett tosses the coin before the Cottesloe vs Wests Scarborough match.
Premier Colin Barnett tosses the coin before the Cottesloe vs Wests Scarborough match.

There was plenty of action on the field with the sides scoring 14 tries between them on the day, with UWA crossing for 11 of the five-pointers.

UWA shared the workload with nine try-scorers in total, including a brace for James Wilson and Christian Joubert.

UWA’s chance of making the 2013 Premier Grade finals hangs by the slimmest of threads with the 2011 premiers needing a bonus point win and Wests Scarborough to lose the last game of the season to jump into the top four.

However, if the game between Wests Scarborough and Cottesloe is anything to go by, UWA will be hoping for a miracle.

Wests Scarborough defeated Cottesloe 26-25 courtesy of a sublime second-half defensive effort that was capped off by a gutsy charge down on the siren to prevent Cott’s conversion from sailing through.

Nedlands has again leapfrogged Cottesloe, which celebrated its 120th anniversary on the weekend, to take top spot on the Premier Grade ladder with just one game remaining before finals.

Neddies were the clear favourites in the match with bottom rung side Perth Bayswater and they didn’t disappoint, winning 45-3.

Palmyra extended its winning streak to six with a comfortable 33-19 victory over Rockingham and is guaranteed of a finals berth regardless of the outcome of the final round. Pally flyhalf Jared Trevathan was a standout on the field, scoring 23 of his side’s 33 points with a try, three conversions and four penalties.

Associates took home a four-try bonus point but missed out on the much-needed competition points in their 33-28 loss to Kalamunda to take them out of the running to defend their premiership title.