The visitors began ambitiously with an expansive move in their own half but a loose ball was snapped up by Kendal's Springbok centre Chris Malherbe
who scorched over without a hand being laid on him.
Men's 400m final - Hills: 2-5 I Thomas, 5-2 M Richardson, 8 J Baulch, 14 S Thilakaratne, 33 A Malherbe
, 50 D Clarke, 66 G Haughton, 66 K Ochieng.
Voiture completed his education in Paris and early made the acquaintance of the aged poet Francois de Malherbe
and of Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, whose zeal for reforming the French language he shared.
Their centre, Chris Malherbe
, is highly regarded, generally, and will be especially by one of his opponents this week.
Kendal had scored a try by flanker Billie Coxon in the opening minute but Walsall led 14 - 8 at halime after Luis Criscuolo converted tries by Richard Coleman and Richard Marsh while Connie Malherbe
kicked one penalty for Kendal.
Viau defended spontaneity and inspiration against the set of literary rules laid down by the influential poet Francois de Malherbe
Kendal, doughty performers on their own heavy pitch, were given a dream start when alert centre Chris Malherbe
pounced on a carelessly flipped Stourbridge pass and scorched to the line without a hand being laid on him.
French poet, leading disciple of Francois de Malherbe
and, like him, concerned with the clarification of the French language.
kicked a penalty for Kendal but, on the stroke of halime, Walsall introduced fulack Richard Marsh alongside a forward drive near halfway for a try which Criscuolo converted for a 14-8 interval lead.
It is reported that a note of protest was handed over to Michel Malherbe
, Ambassador to Belgium in Ankara.