A win in third grade and an impressive performance by the women’s team against Sydney Uni were the highlights of a disappointing day at the Campbelltown Showground on Saturday when the Harlequins hosted Avondale Wombats.
The much anticipated top of the table clash in first grade failed to live up to expectations and actually turned out to be a very one sided affair.
Both teams went into the game undefeated, but by the end of the match Avondale had handed out a seven try demolition to take the game and the top of the table.
The final score was 45-0.
Harlequins are struggling with a big injury toll with up to nine first graders unavailable, but nothing can be taken away from the Wombats.
The Harlequins best was hooker Vuna Lama, who continues to impress with his very high work ethic.
♦ In second grade, Avondale scored a 29-12 win over the Harlequins.
Halfback Rigot Varu and centre Aaron Teariki scored the two Harlequin tries, with Fale Seiuli converting one to make up the Harlequins 12 points.
Best on the paddock for the Harlequins was prop Ricky Seiuli.
In a sometimes spiteful match, an Avondale player was shown a red card for kicking.
This was the thirds’ first win of the season.
Next week the Harlequins are at home to Kiama.
♦ The Harlequins women’s team ran out for their first home game in front of the rest of the club to face the Sydney University team.
The Harlequins forward pack were a highlight as the girls went down to the University girls 12-0.
The Harlequin forward pack dominated for most of the game despite coming up against the Sydney Rep front row.
Number 8 Mele Kavapalu made a number of barnstorming runs during the game, earning her the Harlequins woman of the match award.
The women have the week off next week due to the women’s representative weekend.
• This Sunday, June 7, the Harlequins will host the 2015 NSW Women’s Representative tournament.
The order of play is:
10.30am NSW Country v ACT;
12.15pm ACT v Sydney;
2pm Sydney v NSW Country.
Any ladies interested in playing for the mighty Harlequins please call 0404 829 356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org