Club Hub: Feao makes mark for Sunnybank on return from Europe

Super Rugby
by RUGBY.com.au staff

Sunnybank has capitalised on the return of prop Dave Feao from Europe, posting their first back-to-back win of the season to rise from the bottom of the Queensland Premier Rugby ladder.

After a slow start to the year, the Dragons upset Wests last week before hanging on for a 32-31 win over Norths on Saturday, with Feao in the thick of the action after his return from playing professionally in Europe, most recently with the Leicester Tigers in the English Premiership.

Sevens speedster Liam McNamara had a double for Sunnybank in the clash.

In other games, Bond University caused one of the upsets of the season, handing defending premiers GPS just their second loss this year. 

Fullback Joey Fittock scored two tries for Bond in the 37-26 victory which also gave the students the Bunter Bowl. 

In another upset result, the University of Queensland beat Souths 42-14, with TJ Siakisini scoring a double, while Brothers beat Wests 36-31 in a tight game at Toowong, with Reds squad back Seb Wileman crossing for the Brethren.

RESULTS

Sunnybank 32 – Norths 31

Bond Uni 37  -GPS 36

UQ 42 – Souths 14

Brothers 36 – Wests 31

SHUTE SHIELD

West Harbour shocked powerhouses Norths in a 40-37 upset at Lidcombe Oval on Saturday afternoon.

Brumbies squad member Bayley Kuenzle was at flyhalf for Souths in a tight loss to Easts, a side that included Waratahs prop Cody Walker and squad second rower BJ Edwards.

Randwick fullback Fred Dorrough missed a last-gasp penalty goal as the Wicks went down to an ever-improving Gordon side.

Waratahs halfback Mitch Short started for the Galloping Greens while Sevens star Dylan Pietsch came off the bench.

Rising backrowers Maclean Jones and Luke Reimer scored three tries between them as Warringah notched a comfortable win over John Folau's Western Sydney side.

Manly ended Sydney Uni's run of consecutive wins with a 27-21 victory at Uni's home ground.

RESULT

Easts 34 - Souths 26

Gordon 19 - Randwick 17

Western Sydney 24 - Warringah 49

Sydney Uni 21 - Manly 27

West Harbour 40 - Norths 37

FMG PREMIER GRADE

Force squad member Harrison Orr nabbed a double for ARKs in a comfortable win over Joondalup.

The Coastal Cavaliers edged out Wests, while Wanneroo beat Associates by a solitary point and Cottesloe, Arks, Nedlands, Palmyra and UWA all recorded victories.

RESULTS

Wests 33 - Coastal Cavaliers 34

Cottesloe 52 - Perth Bayswater 5

ARKs 51 - Joondalup 26

Nedlands 59 - Southern Lions 17

Associates 15 - Wanneroo 16

Palmyra 88 - Curtin Uni 3

Kalamunda 25 - UWA 49

JOHN I DENT CUP

Royals enjoyed a dominant outing over rivals, Wests, in the John I Dent Cup while the Vikings edged Uni-Norths and Gungahlin got the better of Queanbeyan.

RESULT

Royals 54 - Wests 14

Vikings 29 - Uni-Norths 20

Queanbeyan 24 - Gungahlin 40

DEWAR SHIELD

Box Hill took a big win over competition heavyweights Harlequins in last weekend's Dewar Shield action.

Melbourne beat out Power House, Melbourne Uni topped Moorabbin and Endeavour Hills bested Footscray.

RESULTS

Box HIll 40 - Harlequins 14

Power House 17 - Melbourne 36

Moorabbin 20 - Melbourne Uni 38

Endeavour Hills 46 - Footscray 12

COOPERS PREMIER GRADE

There were some big winners in last weekend's SA Premier Grade.

Old Collegians tallied 164 against Elizabeth while Burnside, Onkaparinga and Brighton all recorded comfortable victories.

RESULTS

Woodsville 24 - Brighton 81

Adelaide Uni 0 - Onkaparinga 62

Burnside 90 - Port Adelaide 24

Elizabeth 0 - Old Collegians 164