Day one of the Brisbane Uni 7s has been the tightest competition yet going into the final round of the pool stages on Sunday morning.
Defending champions Macquarie Uni were toppled by both Sydney Uni and UC, and didn't secure their first win until round four against Bond.
Sydney Uni, UC and University of Adelaide are all on top of the Pool A ladder with UC and Sydney Uni facing off tomorrow morning in round five.
Powerhouses UQ and Griffith rounded out the day with the tightest game yet.
Griffith crept ahead of UQ, but home side UQ sits just one point in front on the Pool B ladder.
Here's how the the day unfolded.
4:30 pm - Round four
In another Pool A upset the Uni of Adelaide left Sydney Uni try less until the last minute in their round four matchup, the final score 24 – 5.
Sydney Uni, the Uni of Adelaide and UC now all sit in equal first place on the Pool A ladder.
Defending champions Macquarie Uni won their first match of the Brisbane series in the last round of day one against Bond Uni.
Bond and Macquarie Uni were the bottom two teams going into their round four match up.
While Macquarie snagged the win over Bond 21 - 10, Macquarie still remains on the bottom of Pool A going into round five on day two.
Both UTas and Uni of Melbourne had two losses going into their last match of the day and sat at the bottom of Pool B.
UTas stole the win from Melbourne, finishing up in equal third position with UNE in Pool B.
The two heavy hitters Griffith and UQ rounded out day one at the Brisbane 7s in what was the tightest match of the day.
Griffith had only five points on UQ at half time, and despite UQ giving it their all, Griffith wouldn’t budge an inch.
Griffith won 10 - 7, but UQ sit just one point ahead of them on the Pool B ladder.
University of Adelaide 24 vs Sydney Uni 5
Macquarie 21 vs Bond Uni 10
UTas 19 vs 5 University of Melbourne
UQ 7 vs Griffith 10
2:30pm - Round three
At the end of round three the pool toppers are starting to take shape, with UC taking out the top position in Pool A and UQ the top spot in Pool B.
Mahalia Murphy was straight off the bat to score for her side the Uni of Adelaide against UC.
However, a first half yellow card to the Uni of Adelaide gave UC the upper hand as they ran away with the win 24 – 7.
Bond Uni came into the third round ahead of Sydney Uni on the Pool A ladder but the Sydney-siders crept ahead to secure their spot just under UC.
Speedster Jakiya Whitfield scored a hat trick in the first half securing Sydney Uni a 24 – 12 win over Bond.
Heading into their round three matchup UNE was in second position on the Pool B ladder with Griffith just one point behind.
Griffith scored three tries in the first half and maintained a solid lead over UNE, the final score 36 - 5.
UTas went into their round three matchup against home side UQ sitting at the bottom of Pool B.
UTas were first to score against and held off UQ late into the second half but UQ buckled down and ran away with three tries in the last minutes of the game.
UC 24 vs University of Adelaide 7
Sydney Uni 24 vs Bond Uni 12
Griffith 36 vs UNE 5
UTas 5 vs UQ 24
12:30 pm - Round two
Round two saw another upset in Pool A to defending champions Macquarie Uni as well as massive scores from UQ and Griffith in Pool B.
The second round kicked off with UC and Macquarie Uni playing their first matchup of the entire 2018 Uni 7s series.
In another upset against the defending champions Macquarie Uni, UC fought their way to a 24 -14 win.
Bond Uni and the Uni of Adelaide Romas had a tit for tat battle, with Bond sneaking ahead by three points at halftime.
Wallaroo and Aussie Sevens player Mahalia Murphy was crucial for the Uni of Adelaide when she scored a to edge out Bond Uni 19 – 17.
Home side UQ had a very comfortable win in round two, piling six unanswered tries and a total of 40 points on UNE.
Canberra 7s Silver medallists Griffith set the bar high in their first hit out of the day, up 24 – 0 at half time.
Kahli Henwood and Charlotte Kennington both scored doubles for Griffith who took the win 41 – 0.
UC 24 vs Macquarie Uni 14
University of Adelaide 19 vs Bond Uni 17
UQ 40 vs UNE 0
Uni of Melbourne 0 vs Griffith 41
10:30 am - Round one
Round one was off to a firing at the University of Queensland with a competition upset kicking off the day.
It was a battle of the Sydney sides that saw Sydney Uni defeat the Canberra 7s champions Macquarie Uni Rays.
Sydney Uni finished the Canberra leg in ninth place but have shown a lot of improvement in their strong start against Macquarie, the score 19 – 7.
In a replay of their round one matchup in Canberra, Bond Uni and Uni of Canberra sagain started their Uni 7s campaigns against each other.
Two weeks ago the sides drew 12 – 12 in Canberra, but it was Bond Uni who stole the win, the final score 12 – 5.
Home side UQ proved exactly why they’re Uni 7s powerhouse and scored within the first 10 seconds of their round one match up against Uni of Melbourne.
UQ were too strong piling 24 unanswered points on the Uni of Melbourne at half time and another 12 on by the final whistle.
UNE and UTas had a neck in neck battle, with UNE leading by just two points at half time.
Ultimately, it was UNE who nabbed the win 22 – 15.
Sydney Uni 19 vs Macquarie Uni 7
Bond Uni 12 vs UC 5
UQ 36 vs Uni of Melbourne 0
UNE 22 vs UTas 15
Sunday September 23
9am - Macquarie vs University of Adelaide
9:20am - UC vs Sydney Uni
9:40am - Griffith vs UTas
10am - UNE vs University of Melbourne
11am - 3rd Pool A vs 4th Pool B
11:20am - 3rd Pool B vs 4th Pool A
11:40am - 1st Pool A vs 2nd Pool B
12pm - 1st Pool B vs 2nd Pool A
1pm - 5th Pool A vs 5th Pool B
1:25pm - Loser 3rd Pool A/4th Pool B vs Loser 3rd Pool B/4th Pool A
1:50pm - Winner 3rd Pool A/4th Pool B vs Winner 3rd Pool B/4th Pool A
Bronze medal match
2:15pm - Loser 1st Pool A/2nd Pool B vs Loser 1st Pool B/2nd Pool A
Gold medal match
2:40pm - Winner 1st Pool B/2nd Pool A vs Winner
Macquarie Uni Rays
IN: Sarah Halvorsen
OUT: Page McGregor
Maddi Anderson (cc)
Emily Chancellor (cc)
13th: Katarina Amosa
IN: Gemma Walker, Tyler Birch
OUT: Taylor Fenton, Stephanie Rutherford
Jessika Elliston ©
University of Canberra
IN: Kiara Meredith-Brown, Darcy Read
OUT: Yasmin Meakes, Tsania Afamasaga
Sammie Wood ©
University of Adelaide
IN: Brianna Nathan, Lauren Meyer, Mahalia Murphy, Rebekah Jones, Zakiya Kereopa, Zara Lee
OUT: Maddy Smith, Joanna Hawke, Lauren Kildare, Gemma Monaghan, Cindy Chang, Zahn Anthony
University of Sydney
IN: Kim Davey, Tiarne Cavanah, Ash Quinlan, Iliseva Batibasaga
OUT: Emma Wade, Jordan Parsonage, Barbara Waddell, Anneliese Hughes
Tilly Vaughan Fowler
IN: Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea, Kahli Henwood, Anthea Moodie, Rhiannon Revell-Blair, Alana Elisaia
OUT: Samantha Treherne, Lily Dick, Georgie Friedrichs, Kirby Sefo, Sophie Bell,
University of Queensland
IN: Shenae Ciesiolka, Erica Fowler, Gemma Huack, Katie Muscat
OUT: Jannicke Ijdens, Sarafina Vosuqa, Haj Mosby
Marioulla Belessis (co-captain)
Mackenzie Sadler (co-captain)
Bodil Van Wijnbergen
Meg Gemmell (13th player)
Team not supplied
University of Tasmania
IN: Courtney Cook, Rebecca Hyland
OUT: Molly Baxter, Emma Sykes
University of Melbourne
IN: Reni Hicks, Karin Gunatilake,Tamara Whiteside, Emily Wellings
OUT: Jessica Anderson, Sophia Power, Sophie McDonald, Jessica Roberts
1. Macquarie Uni- 38
2. UQ - 36
3. Griffith - 34
4. UC - 24
5. Bond Uni - 20
6. Uni of Tasmania - 18
7. University of Sydney - 18
8. UNE - 14
9. University of Adelaide - 14
10. University of Melbourne - 4