WATERLOO were unable to repeat their tremendous win last week over previously unbeaten Percy Park going down 37-10 away to Penrith, who now leap-frog over them in National Three North.
Unable to travel with a full complement due to injury Waterloo began well and took a 0-10 lead with a try from Jack Weir following up his own charge down after the home side had attempted to kick their way out of trouble. Reeve who had hit an early penalty added the conversion.
Although Waterloo managed to keep the pressure on and with some good approach work kept the opposition pinned in their own 22.
Unfortunately mistakes at crucial moments handed the initiative back to the home side who took a 17-10 lead in at the interval through two converted tries and a penalty.
It was more of the same in the second period, Waterloo working their way into the Penrith 22 by effective approach work only to cough up the ball to the Cumbrians who took their chances running in two further converted tries to take the bonus point.
Waterloo, who have now slipped below Penrith in National Three North into seventh spot, welcome Sandal to Blundellsands this Saturday, kick off 3pm.
EIGHTEEN players from Waterloo Ladies have been selected to play for Lancashire and will form the majority of the County senior squad.
Following a series of trials Lancashire have announced their final 30- player squad and have representatives from a range of North West teams with the majority coming from Firwood Waterloo.
Selection for the Lancashire County is the first and necessary step for any women’s rugby player who hopes to be selected for the England North team and, eventually, England.
The first game will be away to Cumbria on November 4 when Waterloo takes a break from the Championship League.