Bulls victorious in Dunsborough
KALAMUNDA downed Perth Bayswater 36-14 in the Premier Grade Match of the Round in Dunsborough at the weekend in what was a fantastic finish to the Dunsborough Dungbeetles’ 21st anniversary celebrations.
The match was a competition first with the Premier Grade and Reserve Grade travelling to the South West
Kalamunda came out of the blocks hard in the opening minutes, earning a number of penalties to put Perth Bayswater on the back foot. The Bulls quickly made the most of their dangerous attacking position with flyhalf Hamish Buick swinging a cut-out pass to find Sioeli Tupou in space for the try. Buick converted to give Kalamunda a 7-0 lead. Dominating possession and territory Kalamunda set up camp in the Bayswater half and good vision from Buick once again allowed winger Kiti Nairube to cruise down the right wing for Kalamunda’s second try in the first 10 minutes.
A penalty for incorrect entry allowed Buick to kick for the corner and the Kalamunda forward pack did the rest, executing a strong rolling maul from just five metres out for Taine Oakley to score.
Buick converted to push the margin out to 19points after 20 minutes.
A penalty at the breakdown against the Bulls handed Perth Bayswater their first real attacking chance and they made no mistake, with hooker Ben Buist crashing over after an attacking lineout.
Dylan Parsons slotted the conversion, bringing the score to 19-7.
Buick had no trouble adding extras to hand the Bulls a 31-14 lead.
Sensing the chance to put the game beyond doubt, the Bulls played through their forwards to march Perth Bayswater back eventually finding the try line through replacement front rower, Tawhiri Rewha.
Fighting right to the death Perth Bayswater went hunting for a consolation try but it wasn’t to be with the Bulls’ defence holding strong as Kalamunda ran out deserving 22-point victors.