Wests Scarborough and Nedlands to meet in rugby union grand final again

Wests Scarborough and Nedlands to meet in rugby union grand final again

WESTS Scarborough and Nedlands will face off in the Pindan Premier Grade grand final for the second consecutive season after semi-final victories over the weekend.

A second half surge saw Wests Scarborough book their spot in the decider with a 26-9 win over Cottesloe at Bennett Park on Saturday afternoon.

The first half was a back-and-forth physical affair with Cottesloe scrumhalf Charl Nieuwenhuis and Wests’ flyhalf AJ Alatimu trading three penalty goals apiece to head into half time locked at 9-9 after 40 minutes.

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In the second half, the Wests gained advantage through the set piece but neither side got a decisive edge. The minor premiers then opened the floodgates however, with two tries in quick succession coming from Jordan Luke and Angus Taylor to book a place in the 2016 decider with a 17-point victory.

Nedlands secured their place in the 2016 Pindan Premier Grade grand final with an authoritative 47-9 win over Palmyra at The Foreshore on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts started strongly shooting out to an early 13-point lead but Palmyra fought and headed into half time with the score at 18-9. However, Nedlands rallied in the second stanza and walked away with a 38-point win.

The grand final will be played on Sunday at 3:20pm at McGillivray Oval.