Aon Uni 7s: UQ take gold in Canberra and overall Series title

Uni 7s
Beth Newman Profile
by Beth Newman

The University of Queensland have claimed the final Uni 7s leg and the overall series title after a dramatic final day in Canberra.

UQ came into the tournament six points clear of their nearest rival, giving second and third-placed sides Griffith Uni and Sydney Uni the chance to tie things up on day two.

A semi-final win over the University of Adelaide on Sunday guaranteed that UQ would claim the series title outright but still there was a job for the competition powerhouses to complete.

Griffith made a statement on Sunday morning with a win over UQ in their final pool match and it was those two teams up again in the gold medal match.

It took until the last play of the game but UQ clinched a 19-14 win in that last match to secure the gold medal to go along

UQ won two of the legs this season with Griffith and Sydney Uni the victors in the remaining two tournaments.

Their series title is also their second overall gong after winning the inaugural title back in 2017.

Griffith University finished second in Canberra and also in the overall series ladder.

Hosts, the University of Canberra, took the bronze on Sunday, edging out the University of Adelaide 31-26 with a last-gasp score.

Sydney Uni finished fifth, UWA claimed 7th and UNE took ninth.

STANDINGS

Series Standings

1. UQ -  76 pts

2. Griffith Uni - 68 pts

3. Sydney Uni - 62 pts

4. Uni of Canberra - 54 pts

5. University of Adelaide - 50 pts

6. UTS - 46 pts

7. Bond Uni - 28 pts

8. UWA - 22 pts

9. University of Melbourne - 20 pts

10. UNE - 14 pts

RESULTS

Finals

Gold medal match

UQ 21 -  Griffith Uni 14

Bronze medal match

University of Adelaide 26 - University of Canberra 31

Fifth place playoff

Sydney Uni 21 - UTS 17

Seventh place playoff

Bond Uni 21 - UWA 32

Ninth place playoff

University of Melbourne 12-  UNE 52

Semi-Finals

Minor semis

Sydney Uni 20 - Bond Uni 12

UTS 28 - UWA 19

Major semis

University of Adelaide 19 - UQ 22

Griffith Uni 26 -  University of Canberra 12

DAY ONE

Charlotte Caslick takes the ball up for Bond University. Photo: Karen Watson 

Round 1

University of Adelaide 26 - University of Canberra 7

University of Melbourne 0 -  University of Sydney 5

University of New England 17 - Bond University 26

University of Queensland 14 - University of Technology Sydney 12

Round 2

University of Western Australia 29 - University of Melbourne 10

University of Sydney 5 - University of Adelaide 28 

University of Technology Sydney 17 - Griffith University 17

Bond University 12 - University of Queensland 21 

Round 3

University of Sydney 19 - University of Western Australia 10

University of Canberra 29 - University of Melbourne 7

University of Queensland 17 - University of New England 10

Griffith University 33 - Bond University 12

Round 4

University of Melbourne 7 - University of Adelaide 42

University of Western Australia 12 - University of Canberra 31

Bond University 19  - University of Technology Sydney 45

University of New England v Griffith University

Lori Cramer's UQ have secured the series title. Photo: Karen WatsonSunday 27 October

Round 5

University of Canberra 19 - University of Sydney 17

University of Adelaide 24 - University of Western Australia 14

Griffith University 22 - University of Queensland 0

University of Technology Sydney 29 - University of New England 5

STANDINGS

After pool rounds

Pool A

1.  University of Adelaide - 12 pts

2. University of Canberra - 10 pts

3. Sydney Uni - 8 pts

4. UWA - 6 pts

5. University of Melbourne - 4 pts

Pool B

1. Griffith Uni- 11 pts

2. UQ - 10 pts

3. Bond Uni - 9 pts

4. UTS -  6 pts

5. UNE - 4 pts


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