The University of Queensland and Griffith Uni are both undefeated and on top of their pools after day one of the Uni 7s in Canberra.
Griffith was arguably the strongest side of the day, leaving both the University of Tasmania and the University of Melbourne tryless in their Pool B match-ups.
The Queensland uni just edged out fellow heavyweights Macquarie Uni for that top spot with a win in their round three clash at the University of Canberra.
Macquarie Uni Rays and UTas will battle it out in round five for second spot in the pool, after the Tasmanians surprised a few teams with strong performances on day one.
Hosts University of Canberra gave UQ a run for their money in round four, sitting second behind UQ in Pool A going into day two.
Here’s how the day unfolded.
4:30pm - Round four
Big scores were the theme in round four, as Griffith Uni and Macquarie Uni both piled on the points in their last matches of day one.
Tournament hosts University of Canberra made things difficult for UQ in the final round of the day, matching them in the first before the champions pulled away in the second.
It was a grind for the two sides in the lowest-scoring match of the day but the Queenslanders proved too strong in the end.
Sydney Uni’s Jakiya ‘Winx’ Whitfeld scored a double in the second match of round four helping her side to its first win of the day against Bond Uni.
Sophie Quirk scored a double for Griffith in just two minutes, and that became a first-half hat-trick in a big win over Melbourne Uni.
In what was the largest score of the day, Griffith Uni piled eight unanswered tries on tournament rookies Melbourne.
Layne Morgan was a stand out in Macquarie Uni’s final match of the day with a hat trick in their win over the Uni of Adelaide.
The Rays scored a massive 39 points against the South Australians, who finished with one win on day one.
UQ 14 vs UC 7
Bond Uni 10 vs Sydney Uni 21
Melbourne Uni 0 vs Griffith Uni 46
University of Adelaide 0 vs Macquarie Uni 39
2:20pm - Round three
Round three proved that UQ are still the ones to beat while powerhouses Macquarie Uni and Griffith Uni battled it out in what was called the match of the day.
UNE faced some tough competition coming into the first match of round three against UC not having won either of their first two games.
UC came out firing but UNE edged the home side out with a try and conversion on fulltime, the score 17-19.
Defending champions UQ were always going to be a handful for Sydney Uni, when they scored their first points within the first 20 seconds of play.
UQ lead at half time, with 24 unanswered points on the scoreboard but Sydney Uni managed to put two tries on the board with Emma Wade scoring on full time.
UTas recovered after their round two thrashing from Macquarie Uni, taking the lead against Melbourne Uni at half time 21-7.
Melbourne Uni were left winless for a third time as UTas took the win 28 – 12.
Macquarie Uni and Griffith Uni had a thrilling neck in neck battle that got underway just as the sun made its first appearance of the day.
The Rays lead at half time, but Griffith hung on to edge out Macquarie by two points in what was a thrilling final match of round three.
UC 17 vs UNE 19
UQ 36 vs Sydney Uni 10
UTas 28 vs Melbourne Uni 12
Macquarie 19 vs Griffith Uni 21
12:20 pm - Round two
Bond Uni opened up round two with a runaway try but UNE answered back a minute later with their own.
UNE went into the second half with a seven-point lead, but Bond Uni’s Eve Higgins was unstoppable when she secured her team the win with a hat trick and a successful conversion, the final score 21-19.
Impressive Uni 7s newcomers Sydney Uni snatched the first points in their first game of the day matchup against home side University of Canberra in round two.
However, it was UC who stole the lead and won their first match of the day, 22 -12.
A first-half double from Alice Gregory handed the University of Adelaide their first win of the day against the Uni of Melbourne, 21-5.
Wallaroos Samantha Treherne scored a spectacular five tries for Griffith University in a big win over the University of Tasmania, 42-0.
Treherne had a hat-trick by half-time before helping her team to a dominant victory.
Bond Uni 21 vs UNE 19
Sydney Uni 12 vs UC 22
University of Adelaide 21 vs Melbourne Uni 5
Griffith Uni 42 vs UTas 0
10:20 am - Round one
Home side UC came out strong in the first game of the day against Bond Uni but a last second try from the Queenslanders made it a 12-12 stalemate.
UQ vice-captain Mackenzie Sadler scored in the corner within the first minute for the competition leaders against UNE, setting the tone for a dominant 33-0 victory.
Uni Adelaide were first to score in game three but UTas immediately returned fire in a tight match up that finished in the Tasmania's favour, 24-22.
Adelaide scored twice more taking the lead just before the end of the first half 15 – 5.
The second half was a thrilling battle with UTas scoring twice in the opening stages but the Uni of Adelaide Romas matching pace.
Ultimately, it was UTas who edged out the Romas when Eilidh Sinclair scored the match winner and converted her own try, the final score 24 – 22.
The Macquarie Rays were too strong for Uni of Melbourne, as they piled 14 points on the scoreboard with both Mia Wood and Arabella McKenzie scoring doubles for their team.
Speedster Montana Walters scored a breakaway try just before the end of the first half for the Rays as they took the lead 19 – 5 and they ran away with the opening win.
UC 12 vs Bond Uni 12
UNE 0 vs UQ 33
UTas 24 vs University of Adelaide 22
Melbourne Uni 5 vs Macquarie Uni 33
Sunday September 9
9am - Bond Uni vs UQ
9:20am - Sydney Uni vs UNE
9:40am - Griffith Uni vs Uni of Adelaide
10am - Macquarie vs UTas
University of Queensland
University of Sydney
University of Canberra
University of New England
University of Tasmania
University of Adelaide
University of Melbourne
University of Canberra
IN: Georgia O’Neill, Tayla Stanford, Kasey Dragisic
OUT: Bree Toze, Darcy Read, Regan Hart
IN: Kiri Lingman, Samantha Treherne, Eliza Flynn, Yolanda Gittins
OUT: Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea, Ellen Field, Katie Curtis, Kahli Henwood
IN: Gemma Hauck
OUT: Erica Fowler
Marioulla Belessis (vc)
Jannicke lJdens (c)
Hagiga (Haj) Mosby
Mackenzie Sadler (vc)
Bodil Van Wijnbergen
Terri-Anne Egan (13th)
University of Sydney
IN: Kirrily Laws, Claudia McLaren, Anneliese Hughes
OUT: Kobe Dymock, Claudia Bell
Matilda Vaughan Fowler
Uni of Melbourne
IN: Emma Wunsch, Jessica Roberts, Amy Williams
OUT: Danielle Crosswell, Emily Wellings, Tamara Whiteside
Jordan Holloway Clarke
Lydia Quedley Turua
IN: Emily Chancellor
OUT: Katalina Amosa
Maddi Anderson ©
Emily Chancellor ©
IN: Mille Boyle, Madi Schuck, Tarni Peep
OUT: Lauren Brown (leg), Katie Grimmett, Bailey Marshall
Jess Elliston ©
Uni of Adelaide
IN: Joanna Hawke, Cindy Chang
OUT: Zakiya Kereopa, Maddy Smith, Rebekah Jones
Ellie Konopka ©
Lauren Potter ©
IN: Emily Adams Tenayah Woodward, Lauren Wilson
OUT: Cassie Staples, Ashleigh Walker, Ella Goldsmith
University of Tasmania
IN: Sydnee Watanabe
OUT: Alice Robinson