Dewar Shield Round Review: Round 7

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By VicRugby Media

After a wet and windy Round 7, Harlequin has maintained their undefeated status, beating Southern Districts at home, 58-22.
Lloyd Johansson starred for Harlequin in the ten try to three win, scoring a try and two conversions. James Api and Sione Taufa also featured amongst Harlequin’s best. Barry Tehiko, Ryan Lowrie and Rawiri Garmonsway were the best on ground for Southern Districts.
Box Hill hosted Endeavour Hills in this week’s match of the round. Both teams went into Round 7 yet to record a win, ensuring a high stakes match. Endeavour Hills came out victorious, scoring six tries to three and taking the match 38-17.
Elija Ah Chong scored three tries for the winning side, while Junior Paila, Lemi Faimona and Fineka Amataga also impressed for the home side. Tjaart Bosua and Chris Moran were best on ground for Box Hill.
Highlights from Box Hill’s win over Endeavour Hills can be seen on “Rugby Time”, this Friday at 8.30pm on Channel 31.
Footscray hosted Melbourne, beating the visiting side 17-8. Wallaby and Rebel Cooper Vuna lined up at 13 in his first match for Footscray. Vuna has an incredible family connection to the club, with four of his nephews playing in Footscray’s junior sides.
Both teams scored a try each, and the game was won on penalty goals, with Martin Naufahu kicking four for Footscray, compared to Melbourne’s one.
Along with Naufahu, Leon Tefuga and Siosiua Ngauamo were the best on ground for Footscray, while Ian Pahula, Bernie Reeves and Chris Ling shone for Melbourne.
Moorabin also hosted Power House over the weekend, beating the visiting side 27-16.
Eltham travelled to Bendigo in the Second Division A grade. Eltham were comprehensive in their win over an injury depleted Bendigo, beating the home side 0-37. Dan Hall and Ross Turner scored two tries each for the visiting side, while Norton Fenton scored two conversions and a penalty goal.
Johneen Fagavao, Riley Bain and Dan Dolan were the best on field for Bendigo.
Monash University travelled north to Shepparton this week, with the home side winning 66-15. Lee-Roy Huthmann-Grace was accurate in front of goal, with eight conversions along with a try.
Sonny James Tahuriorangi and Tui Tunumafona were also prominent for Shepparton. Fullback James Wood kicked all of Monash’s points, with four penalties and one drop goal.
Northern hosted Melbourne, beating the visitors 15-7. Miue Davis was the sole point scorer for Melbourne, scoring their only try and conversion. The Taisi family did all of the scoring for Northern, with Kirisimasi Taisi crossing the line twice for Northern’s two tries, with brother Meki, scored a conversion and a penalty goal.
Jackson Hill, Gareth Davies and Rich Fuller featured amongst the best players for Melbourne.
Border Army took on Geelong at home, going down to the visitors 74-5.
In the Second Division B grade, Northern beat Melbourne 27-7, Melton defeated Puckpunyal 79-17 and Ballarat were victorious over Eltham, beating the visitors 17-10.
Due to a high number of injuries and subsequent lack of players, Maroondah were forced to forfeit their scheduled match against Warnambool.
Harlequin Maroon hosted Southern Districts in their Round 7 Colts match. The home side were victorious, taking the match 26-7. Paris Dale, Jamie Wilson, Sereli Rarorg and Angus Arundel all scored tries for Harlequin, while Kemu Valetini scored three conversions.
Jubal Clarken and Jack Blair were the best on ground for Southern Districts.
Harlequin Blue also played at home, hosting Melbourne. They however, were less successful, losing to the Unicorns 0-32.
Power House hosted the Southern Fillies in Round 7 of the Women’s competition, beating the visitors 54-5.
Power House’s girls were comprehensive in their eight try to one win, with Michelle Witte crossing the line three times for the home side. Niki Code was accurate in front of goal for Power House, with three conversions and two penalty goals.
Veronica Taumoefolau scored Southern’s only try, while Jana Harris and Jenny Faiva were impressive for the visitors.
Melbourne travelled to Endeavour Hills, where they beat the home side 0-36. Stacey Kilmister scored four tries for the winning side, while Georgia Cormick also had two tries to her name. Annmarie Collins and Shannon Kay also had excellent games for Melbourne.
Jennifer James, Shantelle Moa and Katie Kapao were the best players for Endeavour Hills.
The Northern Panthers hosted Western Districts in a close match, with the visitors coming away with a one point win, 27-26.
IN FOCUS – Power House Rugby Club Ladies Day
Round 8 of the senior competition will also double as Ladies Day for Power House, in order to raise funds for a family of the club whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.
The players will wear pink socks on the day, while the club’s juniors will be passing around pink tins for the crowd to make their donations.
Along with this, partners and friends of players can be treated to a special brunch at the Bells Hotel to celebrate the ladies behind the players of Power House.
More information about the day can be found on P

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