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By Evan Lappen | 03.01.16


San Jose Seahawks at Life West Gladiators

With approximately 25 players unavailable due Pro Rugby, the upcoming LVI 7s, injuries and personal commitments, the Life West reserves and second stringers stepped up and brought home the most lopsided victory in the NorCal this season at 112-10. The Gladiators won by 102 points with 18 tries by 12 different players and 11 conversions.
Life West head coach Adriaan Ferris said the key to the game was “our ability to maintain discipline to stick to our attack structure, even when things loosened up throughout the game. That was pleasing to see. The lads could have been selfish in try scoring opportunities, but we played for one another and followed our process. A number of boys dotted down, which I believe, is evidence of our team attack philosophy”.

Charlie Brennan (4), Tino Mafi (2), Will Ramanakiwai (2), Calvin Nell (2), Semisi Mailau, Huluholo Moungaloa, Maka Tameilau, Drake Vatuvei, Anthony Aranda, Leki Latu, Tevita Tonga, and Calvin Randleman each scored tries for Life West. Mailau made eight conversions, while Tyler Harrison added three more in the win.

According to Ferris, the standout forward was 19-year-old, 6’8″ lock Sisi (Siaosi) Mahoni. He was dynamic in phase play and dominated offensive and defensive lineouts. As for the backs, replacement halfback Semisi Mailau worked hard to get the ball out of strongly contested rucks.

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