Gropers’ fifth title in six years
The Margaret River Gropers smashed Dunsborough 44-15 at the weekend in the local rugby grand final.
Dunsborough had a slightly better scrum but that was where their dominance ended. The Gropers killed them at the line-out, led by Tristan Moore. The Gropers were physically superior and were aggressive in defence. Several huge tackles led by captain Sam Henry stunned the opposition and had them looking over their shoulders all game.
Dan Lee was hard to stop at full pace and began to break the defence.
Cory Bridge and Olly Chanin surgically sliced through the opposition, and Max Dickson was on the end of some great passing to score out wide.
Led by Jacob Nesbit, Margaret River’s defence cannoned into the enemy, faltering only once. Simon Earl had a blinder, with his only fault a misdirected place kick to end the game.
Despite the Dungbeetles never giving up, the Gropers ran away clear victors to win their fifth premiership in six years in their most impressive season to date — going undefeated.