Around the grounds: McDermott steps up for UQ

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by Beth Newman

Who stood out in club rugby last weekend? 


Waratahs squad flyhalf Mack Mason stepped up for Easts in a comfortable win over Randwick.

Mason engineered a host of attacking opportunities for the ‘Beasties’ and scored two of his own on the way to a 26-point haul.

Hooker Hugh Roach played for Eastwood in a tight one-point defeat at the hands of Warringah.

Tighthead prop Shambeckler Vui packed down for Souths against Sydney Uni, in a big loss at home.

New Aussie Sevens recruit Josh Turner was at 13 for Manly against Gordon but it was Manly lock Brad Hemopo stole the show with four tries for the northern beaches side.


Gordon 21 - Manly 45

Souths 21- Sydney Uni 62

Warringah 17 - Eastwood 16

West Harbour 31 - Norths 48

Easts 41 - Randwick 24 


There were plenty of internationals featuring for UQ and Souths. Photo: QRU Media/Brendan HertelThere were a host of internationals and Super Rugby players in action when Souths took on UQ.

Reds backrowers Adam Korczyk and Angus Scott-Young, scrumhalf Tate McDermott, lock Harry Hockings and former Ireland international Tom Court went up against former England international David Paice and Wallabies pair Karmichael Hunt and Quade Cooper.

McDermott stood up above the rest, taking man of the match honours.

Ruan and JP Smith anchored the GPS scrum against Easts, with Reds scrumhalf James Tuttle booting nine points for them up against Easts and Reds flanker Liam Wright.

Duncan Paiaaua and Nick Jooste both found the scoreboard for Norths, in a high-scoring affair against a Bond University side featuring Reds rookie Angus Blyth.

Prop Harry Hoopert crossed for Brothers against Wests in a win for the north Brisbane team.


GPS 39  - Easts 5

Souths 14 - UQ 33

Wests 16 - Brothers 26

Norths 33 - Bond Uni 38 


Brumbies flyhalf Wharenui Hawera had a field day for Gungahlin, with two tries and six conversions for the Eagles against Uni-Norths, while development back Mack Hansen notched a hat-trick.

Winger Lausii Taliauli scored a try for Royals against Wests.


Gungahlin 47 - Uni-Norths 5

Wests 22 - Royals 39

Easts 33 - Tuggeranong 57


Richard Hardwick was at openside flanker for Harlequin in a big win over Endeavour Hills.


Harlequin 36 - Endeavour Hills 19

Footscray 22 - Melbourne 71

Power House 34 - Melbourne Uni 5



Force skipper Ian Prior notched 13 points for Associates, playing alongside inside centre Rodney Iona against Wests Scarborough. 

Heath Tessmann ran out at hooker for Nedlands in a big win over Kalamunda in Perth club rugby last weekend.

Peter Grant steered Cottesloe to victory against Joondalup, playing alongside teammate and USA international Marcel Brache.

The pair took the bragging rights over Force and Joondalup backrower Brynard Stander.


Kalamunda 17 - Nedlands 37

Cottesloe 42 - Joondalup 17

Wests Scarborough 33 - Associates 23 


Force flanker Chris Alcock notched a hat-trick for UWA on the way to a 33-20 win over Perth Bayswater and teammate Issak Fines.

Chris Heiberg was in action for Palmyra against Waneroo Districts, while Cameron and Harrison Orr  both ran out for ARKs against the Coastal Cavaliers


Perth Bayswater 20 - UWA 33

Wanneroo Districts 36 - Palmyra 18

ARKs 64 - Coastal Cavaliers 21