Things soon clouded over in the sky and on the pitch however, as Madras succumbed to an early try by Kirkcaldy, whose speed appears to have trebled over the summer. Waking up, the home team contained the Wee Blues until half time by exhibiting some good tackling and closing gaps. Things were looking up when Alexander Samuel loped over the line after half time to even things up but a lapse in concentration allowed Kirkcaldy the winning try, score ending 1 - 2. Madras were straight back on the pitch to play Mackie and showed less commitment to tackling and counter rucking and allowed Mackie to score three times before the break. There was marked improvement in the second half though and Toby Bishop scored his trademark pushover try and the team only lost one more try to concede a 1- 4 defeat. Madras enjoyed a two game break during which the heavens opened and non-playing teams and spectators scarpered towards the clubhouse and returned to the pitch to play Perth in their final match. The cold rain certainly woke the guys up and they put in a good performance, Craig Sloan taking control of proceedings and tackling decisively and making space for others to score. Madras were 5 - 0 up by half time and didn't allow Perth a chance in the second half, scoring 7 more tries to end up 12 - 0 winners. Scores came from Craig, Alexander, Toby, Ellen Caton, Matthew Brown, Jack Headon, Kim Pearson and Griffin Levy. It was a mixed performance from Madras who are still getting used to the longer pitch and have much to work on.