Match Report Rd 3: Parramatta v West Harbour

by Paul Cook - Having pushed Randwick to the wire in round one, and racked up 36pts against last year’s runners-up Manly, in round two, Parramatta entered round three in search of the victory that would indicate their improvements as a side from 2015 will be no flash in the pan. West Harbour meanwhile, were still licking their wounds ahead of their trip to Merrylands RSL Rugby Park, after a second successive 50pt defeat the week before, consigned them to bottom place on the ladder after only two games of the new season. It was the home side who drew first blood, the game barely two minutes old when Wests’ centre David Minute was stripped in contact by Robbie Mate on halfway, and the Parra flyhalf put rampaging no.8 Tyrone Viiga through a gap and away for the opener, Kaleb Rech adding the extras. Wests settled and tried to work their way forward through the impressive halves pairing of Wayne Ngaluafe and Tayler Adams, while at the other end, the Two Blues’ sheer size was provin
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