Uni 7s: Macquarie, Griffith on top in Hobart after day one

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by Beth Newman

Macquarie Uni and Griffith Uni sit on top of their pools after day one in Hobart.

The two unis are the only undefeated sides in the competition after the opening four rounds and have sent a big message to the rest of the competition.

Macquarie inflicted UQ's first defeat in the history of the Uni 7s competition in their final game of the day, stamping themselves as the team to beat.

Griffith cruised through the first Pool B matches with wins over the University of Canberra and Sydney Uni.

Here's how the day unfolded.

For the full ladders and scoring detail, click here.

4:35pm - Round four

Macquarie Uni has sprung the surprise of the tournament, ending UQ's undefeated run through the entire history of the Uni 7s.

UQ won every 2017 tournament undefeated and looked like continuing that run this season until they hit Macquarie in round four, losing 21-7.

UTas earned its first win of the day in round four as well, beating Melbourne Uni 26-12.

Griffith Uni will finish the day on top of Pool B after a win over UNE in round four.

Bond Uni finished the day with a win over UC to round out the opening fixtures in Hobart.

Round five kicks off at 9am AEST Sunday, with every game LIVE and FREE on RUGBY.com.au.


Pool A

Melbourne Uni 12 - UTas 26

Macquarie Uni 21 - UQ 7

Pool B

UNE 17 - Griffith 20

Bond Uni 22 - UC 10

2:26pm - Round three


The University of Adelaide is a surprise leader in Pool A after three matches.

South Australia's side claimed its second win of the day, cruising past hosts the University of Tasmania 26-12 after beating Melbourne Uni earlier.

Defending champions UQ are also on two wins sitting in second in the pool but have a game in hand after their bye in round two.

Sydney Uni notched a second straight victory in pool B and Griffith turned around a slow start to beat UC easily.


Pool A

University of Adelaide 26 - UTas 12

Melbourne Uni 0 - UQ 46

Pool B

UNE 10 - Sydney Uni 22

Griffith 30 - UC 0

12:25pm - Round two

Round two in Tasmania threw up some surprises and some nail biters. 

Sydney Uni notched a maiden Uni 7s win in round two of the Hobart leg, surprising Bond Uni 32-0.

Jakiya Whitfield has been a standout for the Sydneysiders and she scored a spectacular hat-trick on the way to their first win.

Macquarie Uni sits on top of pool A with a perfect record so far, though UQ has a game in hand after a round two bye.

It took UC until after full-time to snatch a thrilling 24-19 win over UNE in the final match of the round.

The Canberrans took a turnover in the final minute and peppered the UNE line until they finally dotted down in the 15th minute.


Pool A

UTas 0 - Macquarie Uni 25

Melbourne Uni 5 - University of Adelaide 31

Pool B

Sydney Uni 32 - Bond Uni 0

UC 24 - UNE 19

10:30am - Round one 

UQ and Macquarie Uni picked up where they left off in the opening round of 2018, with both competition heavyweights posting first-up wins.

Uni of Adelaide showed signs of a much-improved team in their tight loss to Macquarie.

Griffith Uni have quickly established themselves as the team to beat in Pool B after a 26-12 win over competition debutants Sydney Uni.

Bond Uni edged out UNE in the other Pool B match, winning 15-12.


Pool A

Macquarie Uni 17 - Uni of Adelaide 7

UTas 5 - UQ 39

Pool B

Bond Uni 15 - UNE 12

Sydney Uni 12 - Griffith Uni 26


Round five

Sunday August 26

Pool A

9am - Macquarie Uni vs Melbourne Uni

9:20am - UQ vs University of Adelaide

Pool B

9:40am - Griffith vs Bond Uni

10am - UC vs Sydney Uni


Macquarie Uni Rays

Maddison Anderson ©

Katalina Amosa

Madison Ashby

Olivia Brooks

Kennedy Cherrington

Katie Harrison

Page McGregor

Arabella McKenzie

Layne Morgan

Sariah Paki

Montana Walters

Mia Wood

University of Adelaide Romas 

Ellie Konopka ©

Rebekah Jones

Taj Heald

Kelly Rowe

Lauren Potter ©

Alice Gregory

Lauren Kildare

Zahn Anthony

Gemma Monaghan

Maddy Smith

Olivia Bernadel-Huey

Zakiya Kereopa 

University of Canberra

Tanya Afamasa

Ngawai Eyles

Jane Garraway

Abby Gustaitis

Regan Hart

Michaela Leonard

Paremo Marsh

Yasmin Meakes

Claudia Obst

Darcy Read

Bree Toze

Sammie Wood (c) 

University of Melbourne

Casey Homewood

Annie Buntine ©

Danielle Crosswell

Emily  Wellings

Jessica Anderson

Jordan Holloway-Clarke

Lydia Quedley

Ryan Carlyle

Sophia Power

Sophie McDonald

Tamara Whiteside

Tangata Tupou © 

Bond Uni

Lauren Brown

Sophie Holyman

Gabrielle Senft

Kathy Baker

Trinity Mamoe

Katie Grimmett

Taylor Fenton

Georgina Page

Jessika Elliston (Captain)

Eve Higgins

Bailey Marshall

Stephanie Rutherford 

University of Tasmania

Lauryn Cooper (C)

Molly Baxter (VC)

Meesa Albert

Michaelyne Arumbi

Wynonah Conway

Viivi Kokkinen

Kiki Morgan

Alice Robinson

Caitlyn Ryan

Eilidh Sinclair

Georgia Stewart

Emma Sykes 

Griffith University

Kirby Sefo

Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea

Laura Waldie

Ivania Wong

Lily Dick

Ellen Field

Georgina Friedrichs

Sophie Quirk

Katie Curtis

Charlotte Kennington

Kahli Henwood

Sophie Bell 


Marioulla Belessis (vc)

Shenae Ciesiolka

Erica Fowler

Georgia Hannaway

Samantha Hopkins

Jannicke lJdens (c)

Grace Kaihau

Pleuni Kievit

Hagiga (Haj) Mosby

Mackenzie Sadler (vc)

Bodil Van Wijnbergen

Sarafina Vosuqa

Terri-Anne Egan (13th) 

University of New England

Rhiannon Buyers

Ashlee Knight

Cassie Staples

Tahlia goldsmith (c)

Ashleigh Walker

Shany Povey-Hyatt

Maya Stewart

Bobbi Law

Lillyan Spice

Lauren Nott

Isabella Tisch-Lienert

Ella Goldsmith

University of Sydney

Tilly Vaughan Fowler

Barbara Waddell (VC)

Jordan Parsonage

Liv White (C)

Claudia Bell

Chantelle Meill

Sydney Gregson

Freya Clayhill (VC)

Kobe Dymock

Ash Quinlan

Jakiya Whitfeld

Emma Wade