Around the Grounds: Coleman in action for Manly, Tui in second grade

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by Beth Newman

Waratahs hooker Hugh Roach helped Eastwood to a shock win over Sydney Uni, with Waratahs’ Paddy Ryan and Lachie Swinton at tighthead and lock for the visitors.

Former Brumbies and Force back Robbie Coleman ran out for the Marlins, back in Australia after a loan stint in France, with Manly winning 45-17.

JP Sauni was in action for Norths, in a loss to Southern Districts,at Forshaw Park, while flanker Maclean Jones helped Warringah to a win over West Harbour.


Eastwood 32 - Sydney Uni 29

Manly 45 - Gordon 17

Souths 23 - Norths 10

West Harbour 11 - Warringah 24

Parramatta 7 - Randwick 35


Lukhan Tui made a successful return from injury this weekend. Photo: Twitter/Lukhan TuiPotential Wallabies starter Lukhan Tui was back in second grade for Souths last weekend, in his second match back from knee surgery.

Tui is a chance to start at blindside flanker for the Wallabies come Saturday's first Test against Ireland, but hasn't played Super Rugby since April, when he injured his knee.

Reece Hewat and Nick Jooste were part of a winning Norths team, with Jooste contributing seven points.

Reds winger Filipo Daugunu and squad back Lachlan Maranta both crossed for Wests in a loss to Bond Uni, while rising star Adam Korczyk was at blindside flanker for UQ against Easts.

James Tuttle booted six conversions for GPS in a win over Brothers, starting at scrumhalf for the side.


Easts 38 - UQ 27

GPS 42 - Brothers 19

Wests 21 - Bond 48

Norths 32 - Sunnybank 24


Rookie Brumbies lock Darcy Swain started for Tuggeranong, alongside inside centre Jordan Jackson-Hoper and flyhalf Isaac Thomspon in a 22-15 win over Queanbeyan.

James Dargaville found the try line for Gungahlin in a one-point loss to Uni-Norths.


Queanbeyan 15 - Tuggeranong 22

Wests 13 - Easts 42

Uni-Norths 25 - Gungahlin 24


The Melbourne Rising will take on the Fijian Drua on Saturday. Photo: WalmsleyRebels squad back Jack McGregor stood up for Melbourne against Footscray at fullback, with a try and five conversions, for a 15-point haul.

Rebels centre Hunter Paisami had a double and booted four conversions for Harlequin in a dominant win over Endeavour Hills.


Melbourne Uni 15 - Power House 15

Endeavour Hills 10 - Harlequin 50

Box Hill 35 - Moorabbin 39

Melbourne 40 - Footscray 25


WA club rugby had a week off last weekend.