Pindan Premier Grade Preview - Round Four

Pindan Premier Grade Match of the Round

Cottesloe (9th) v Associates (6th) at Harvey Field, Cottesloe. 3:00Pm Kick off.

The ‘Battle of Broome Street’ highlights Round Four of the Pindan Premier Grade Season, with the fierce rivalry set to reignite on ‘Ladies Day’ at Harvey Field on Saturday in the Match of the Round.

Both sides are yet to hit their straps this season, each recording just one victory so far this season with Associates sitting in sixth while Cottesloe are languishing in ninth. After regrouping over the bye last week ladder position will mean little when these traditional rivals meet and win this weekend for either side could spark their season.

‘Cott’ will be looking to rebound after a 39-point loss to Wests Scarborough before the bye. The Gulls have struggled for consistency and will be taking a defensive focus into the clash after conceding more than 40 point twice this season.

Associates will take plenty of confidence into Saturday’s contest after putting in a strong performance against Nedlands at the Foreshore in Round Three with Michael Ninkov’s 80th minute try allowing the Swanbourne side to claim a 14-all draw.

Pindan Premier Grade LIVE Match of the Round:
Kalamunda (3rd) v Nedlands (4th) at Hartfield Park, 
Forrestfield. 3:00PM Kick off. The Match will be LIVE streamed HERE

A top four crunch clash looms for Kalamunda and Nedlands at Hartfield Park on Saturday, with both sides looking to solidify their dominant starts to the season.

‘Kala’ put Perth Bayswater to the sword in Dunsborough in Round Three to take a dominant 36-14 win. It will be a special occasion for the Bulls with stalwart front rower, Aaron Minett, to lead the team out in his 150th Pindan Premier Grade match.

Nedlands had a disappointing draw with Associates before the Easter Break conceding a try on the stroke of full time to deny themselves a third win of the season. After dropping points against ‘Soaks’, Nedlands will be keen to get back on the winners list and keep the pressure on Palmyra. Look for James Verity-Amm to again threaten with ball in hand from fullback.

Pindan Championship A Grade Match of the Round:

Southern Lions (1) v Curtin Uni (2) at Success Field, Success. 3:00PM Kick off.

A top of the table clash between Southern lions and Curtin Uni headlines Round Four of the Pindan Championship A Grade, with both sides unbeaten going into the exciting clash.

Southern Lions have been dominant over the first three rounds, putting sides to the sword averaging more than 30 points a game.

Curtin Uni are also three from three highlighted by a dominant 61-14 win over Kwinana last weekend.

Both teams were cruelly dumped in the semi-finals last season, with redemption clearly on their mind going into the much-anticipated fixture. With Premiers Rockingham sitting at the foot of the ladder, this fixture looms as one that could shape the season.

Turning back to the Pindan Premier Grade we have plenty of exciting match ups around the grounds.

Perth Bayswater (10th) v Palmyra (1st) at Pat O'Hara Reserve, Morley. 3:00PM Kick off.

Top plays bottom at Pat O’Hara Reserve on Saturday, with the in-form Palmyra looking to flex their muscle against a Perth Bayswater outfit still looking for their first win of the season.

‘Pally’ put 74 points onto Wanneroo in Round Three and look in ominous form heading into the clash. Palmyra have inform players all over the park with Future Force prop Mees Erasmus, Perth Spirit fullback Manihera Eden and Western Force U20s outside back Trey Moloney all standouts.

Defence will be key for the Numbats if they want to put themselves in the hunt to cause the upset of the season so far. ‘Baysie’ were in the contest for most of the match against Kalamunda in Round Three but they will need to put in an 80-minute performance this weekend to be a chance.

Wanneroo (7th) v Joondalup (5th) at Kingsway Reserve, Madeley. 3:00PM Kick off.

Wanneroo and Joondalup enter their fixture in similar form with both teams stuck on one win for the season and sitting mid-table both clubs will look to notch up number two in the battle of the north.

The ‘Brothers’ responded from two tight losses to start the season to overpower UWA 30-12 in Round Three to record their first win of the season. The potent backline duo of Johan Louw and James Wepener will again look to fire and will be joined by Road Safety Western Force back Robbie Coleman who makes his run on debut at No.10.

Wanneroo had a rough day the office in the Round Three going down 74-7 to Palmyra away from home. The Roodogs will be bitterly disappointed in their last performance after a promising start to the season. Future Force Foundation outside back Will Latu has been a handy addition to the Wanneroo backline and could be key to the result in this intriguing contest.

Wests Scarborough (2nd)  v UWA (8th) at Bennett Park, Doubleview. 3:00PM Kick off.

UWA will have their work cut out when they travel to Bennett Park on Saturday to face the high flying Boars.

Wests look every bit the premiership side of last season remaining unbeaten after three round and sitting second on the ladder due to points difference. A 53-14 dismantling of a Cottesloe further enhanced their back-to-back credentials. Eru Smith-Wano has been one of the Wests’ best in his first season with the Boars and the aggressive backrower will look to take the fight to the young UWA outfit.

UWA will look to cause an upset to snap a two-game losing streak in enemy territory. Losses to Palmyra and Joondalup sees the Students sit eighth on the ladder. Fielding a young side UWA have been outmuscled so far this year but with plenty of talent they can’t be written off. Outside back Clay Uyen was recently named in the Australian U20s squad and his game breaking ability could be key.

TEAMS:

Kalamunda:
1. Aaron Minnet,  2. Taine Oakley, 3. Beau King, 4. Nikau Rangiwhetu, 5. Dale Foden, 6. Russell Burges, 7. Sioeli Tupou, 8. Norman Tapara, 9. Jack Weir, 10. Hamish Buick, 11. Jacob Kohinga, 12. Shaun Baker, 13. Jordan Holgate, 14. Kiti Nairube, 15 Aiden Shortall

Nedlands:
1. Kenneth Macaulay, 2. Anaru Rangi, 3. George Stuffins, 4. Tui Williams, 5. Grayson Knapp, 6. Mike Egan, 7. Shane Hemi, 8. Tevin Ferris, 9. Kauri Cudd, 10. Dillion Loversidge, 11. Jake Wilson, 12. Ryan McLeod, 13. Ammon Matuauto, 14. Zach Makavilitogia, 15. James Verity Amm

Palmyra:

1. Mees Erasmus, 2. Shane Manu, 3. Joe Simeon, 4. Michael McMillan, 5. Josh Everett, 6. Levi Auvae, 7. Auega Seumanutafa, 8. Joel Winterburn, 9. Kieran Duffin,10. David Neilson, 11. Trey Moloney, 12. Michael Fotu, 13. Tutere Waenga, 14. Chris Miller, 15. Manihera Eden

Perth Bayswater:
1. Max Veech, 2. Ben Buist, 3. Julian Masse, 4. Rhys O-Connor-Hale, 5. Eru Naivukedrau, 6. Jacob Buist,   7. Aisake Meo, 8. Brandon Olow, 9. Thomas Hontebeyrie, 10. Dylan Parsons, 11. Carlos Flutey-Clarke,   12. Benji Keenan, 13.  Jedd Trevana, 14. Nathan Hunt, 15.  Jonah Chase

Joondalup:
1. Jovan Areviga, 2. Ford Hemi, 3. Toro Reedy, 4. Taine Timoko 5. Connor Mcdougall, 6. Tom Howard, 7. Chase Watson, 8. Mannasseh Gudgeon, 9. Johann Lowu, 10. Robbie Coleman, 11. Ngatokorua Joseph, 12. James Wepner, 13. Jarek Goebel, 14. Jean Willis Britts, 15. Lui Guivalu

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