Club Hub: Uelese makes successful rugby return

Super Rugby
by RUGBY.com.au staff

Wallabies hooker Jordan Uelese made a successful return to rugby for Gordon in the Shute Shield last weekend.

Uelese had not played rugby since injuring his knee in June last year, an affliction that ended his season. 

The 22-year-old is expected to take his recovery one step further this weekend with likely inclusion in a Rising clash against Japanese reserve side the Wolfpack.

Waratahs lock Ryan McCauley started for Easts in a tight 29-27 win over Eastwood, while halfback Mitch Short played for Randwick in a loss to Warringah.

Sevens star John Porch started for Norths for the third week in a row but the side fell five points short in the clash.

Waratahs squad hooker JP Sauni had a rollercoaster afternoon, red-carded for striking but scoring a try in West Harbour's first win of the year.

Sauni's send off was one of four cards handed out in the match, while his NSW teammate John Folau notched a try on the way to the drought-breaking win.

RESULTS

Eastwood 27 - Easts 29

Warringah 35 - Randwick 27

West Harbour 23 - Gordon 23

Northern Suburbs 24 - Sydney Uni 29

Southern Districts 24 - Western Sydney Two Blues 25

QUEENSLAND PREMIER RUGBY

Norths flyhalf Matt McGahan had 15 points in his side's Queensland Premier Rugby upset of Easts. Photo: QRU/Brendan HertelBrothers has maintained its unbeaten record in Queensland Premier Rugby after beating the University of Queensland 48-20 in the match of the round at Crosby Park.

Despite being without Junior Wallabies representative Fraser McReight, Harry Wilson and Michael Wood, all rested after helping Australia to the Oceania U20 title a week earlier, the Brethren dominated the clash against Uni, who were also without Junior Wallabies Josh Nasser and Kye Oates.

Brothers scrumhalf Reuben Wall was a standout, scoring two tries, while Reds-contracted flyer Seb Wileman also crossed.

In other games, Reds centre Duncan Paia'aua scored a double for Norths to help them to a 47-13 upset of Easts, with flyhalf Matt McGahan, with Eagles flyhalf Matt McGahan finishing with a personal haul of 15 points in the victory.

Bond University continues to struggle, going down 40-37 to Wests, who were led by a double from Reds scrumhalf Moses Sorovi.

Defending premiers GPS beat Sunnybank 33-21.

RESULTS

Brothers 48 - UQ 20

GPS 33 - Sunnybank 21

Wests 40 - Bond Uni 27

Norths 47 - Easts 13

JOHN I DENT CUP

The bulk of the Brumbies' fringe players featured for the Brumbies runners last weekend against Japan A.

Uni-Norths pulled off the biggest club win of the weekend with a 48-12 win over Easts.

Queanbeyan edged out Wests while Gungahlin beat out a severely undermanned Vikings outift

RESULTS

Gungahlin 26 - Vikings 25

Queanbeyan 34 - Wests 26

Uni-Norths 48 - Easts 12

DEWAR SHIELD

There were some big wins in the Victorian competition on the weekend.

Power House, Box Hill, Harlequins and Melbourne all finished on the winner's list.

RESULTS

Endeavour Hills 19 - Power House 53

Footscray 22 - Box Hill 50

Harlequins 69 - Moorabbin 14

Melbourne Uni 13 - Melbourne 38

FMG PREMIER GRADE

With the Force in their Asia Showcase tour, there were few squad members inFMG action this weekend.

Cottesloe edged out Kalamunda, Nedlands bested UWA and Associates, Lions and Wests all enjoyed big wins.

RESULTS

Kalamunda 25 - Cottesloe 29

Perth Bayswater 0 - Wests 68

UWA 26 - Nedlands 29

Wanneroo 13 - Palmyra 10

ARKs 18 - Coastal Cavaliers 8

Joondalup 0 - Associates 42

Southern Lions 65 - Curtin Uni 5