Roost­ers crow in big WA win

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

FIVE mem­bers of the Fre­man­tle Roost­ers Rugby League Club have helped WA se­cure its eighth straight Af­fil­i­ated States Cham­pi­onships crown.

The team went un­de­feated in its three matches against South Aus­tralia, the North­ern Ter­ri­tory and Vic­to­ria, with SA the only team able to score points off the strong WA side.

Roost­ers’ Bradley Gib­son, Jar­rod Thomp­son, James Asp­den, Ta­iapa Gra­ham and De­lane Edwards all played their part across the three games, Gra­ham and Edwards scor­ing tries against SA and NT re­spec­tively.

In recog­ni­tion of their dom­i­nance across the com­pe­ti­tion, Thomp­son, Gib­son and Edwards were se­lected to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia in the Na­tional Com­bined As­so­ci­ate States open mens’ team that will take on Eng­land just be­fore the Rugby League World Cup later this year.

WA also took out the U16 girls ti­tle.

The Roost­ers had five play­ers in WA’s cham­pi­onship-win­ning side

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