Updated: Nov 2, 2022
Bond University winners of the 2022 Uni Women's Sevens Series.
The University of Newcastle (UON) and reigning champions Bond University (BOND) gave the crowd a spectacular finish in an epic gold match at the third and final tournament of the 2022 Uni Women’s 7s Series in Canberra (Ngunnawal).
A penalty try was awarded to UON in the dying seconds, sending the match into golden point extra-time at 17-17.
The clock resetting with five minutes to play and BOND taking the field with only 6 players, it was going to be a challenge for BOND to overcome the fast-finishing UON team. Ella Carlisle (#4 UON) found space on the wing to break through the BOND team with Dianne Waight (#4 BOND) despite her speed, unable to catch Carlisle.
In the bronze match The University of Melbourne (MELB) were unable to push through the strong USYD defence. USYD taking the win 22-10 and finishing 3rd for tournament three.
There were some varied results throughout the third tournament, creating a lot of movement on the Series Ladder. UON finished with their best results of the Series and not a game lost this tournament.
There were some strong wins across the board for the home side University of Canberra (UC), and AU Roma’s improved on their results from the previous tournament in Newcastle notching 3 wins.
With multiple debutants taking the field, UWA Maali were also challenged with injuries reducing their player numbers. The team fought hard every game but were unable to overcome AU Roma’s in the plate match ending with AU Roma’s in front 17-0.
Final placings for the third tournament:
1. The University of Newcastle
2. Bond University Bull Sharks
3. The University of Sydney
4. The University of Melbourne
5. Adelaide University Roma’s
6. University of Western Australia Maali
7. University of Canberra
The results from this tournament were added to the Series Points Ladder to determine the overall champion of the 2022 Uni Women’s Sevens Series. BOND finished with two tournament wins and an impressive 58 points to be awarded the Champions trophy.
MELB were consistent across the Series, finishing 3rd, 2nd and 4th respectively to take 2nd place overall on 48 points.
UWA Maali had two strong tournaments in Adelaide and Newcastle, bringing them to an overall 44 points and tying 3rd place on the ladder with the winners of tournament three UON.
There was a lot of talent on display across the Series, and with all players having the potential to be selected for the Rugby Australia Rising Stars Team to play at the Queensland State Championships on the Sunshine Coast in November. Congratulations to the players who will be notified of their selection later this week.
The 2022 Player of the Series was awarded to Melanie Wilks (BOND) who was a pivotal player and always delivered in the critical moments of the game.
Final Series Points Ladder:
58pts Bond University Bull Sharks
48pts The University of Melbourne
44pts University of Western Australia Maali
44pts The University of Newcastle
42pts The University of Sydney
32pts Adelaide University Roma's
26pts University of Canberra
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