For the Premier League boys it was a tale of contrasting halves. Forward Kyle Arnold devastated his opponents in defence, showing enormous courage and Michael Harper showed skill with the offload and power with his hit ups. Former North Sydney Junior (now on loan from the Storm) Alex Chan also met the challenge equalling his team mates passion and talking up the team from the side line when not on the field. Lester Salonoa was successful in attack contributing to one try and scoring one himself. In the second half the Tigers ran away with the match as the Bears were unable to maintain ball control and took some wrong options in attack. The final score 40-12 to Balmain. Pictured: Tevita Metuisela.
The Bears Premier League team next take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium on Saturday 4th June at 5:30pm.
TEAM LISTS FOR SATURDAY 4TH JUNE V THE DRAGONS
1. John Russell 2. Joseph Swamy 3. Namila Davui 4. Chris Tuatara 5. Lester Salanoa 6. Stephen Hales 7. Jason Dorahy 8. Kyle Arnold 9. Billy Ngawini 10. Ian Donnelly 11. Jamie Feeney 12. Anthony Kiro (c) 13. Matt Thurston 14. Wayne McDade 15. Rhian Gerard 16. Aaron Heremaia 17. Luke Fatnowna 18. Andrew Moodie 19. Richard Retimana 20. Michael Harper
Coach - Gary Freeman