Harlequins women turn it on against Parramatta – and Fiji

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The weather, which has not been kind to community sport, struck again, forcing local councils to close their grounds over the weekend. The Campbelltown Harlequins were also affected, but as our rugby correspondent ANDREW CHOICE reports, one of their teams did play their scheduled match:

With this week’s much awaited game against Kiama being washed out, all the attention turned to the ladies who played Parramatta Two Blues at Parramatta.

And if you were a Harlequin supporter, it did not disappoint. 

In a game where all this season’s hard work seemed to come together, Harlequin dominated Parramatta in all facets of the game before going on to win 50-0.

It was definitely the girls’ best performance of the season so far.  

All games are won in the forwards – and this was no exception.

Locks Teresa Shepperd and Meg Webster were tireless, and along with number 8 Arwen Patric laid the foundation for the win.

With the return of Wallaroo Sally Fuesaina to the front row the scrum dominated, allowing the forward lead Mercy Tuitupou to get big metres from their carries . 

On the back of that platform the Harlequin backs had space and used it.

Centres Drey Leiatua and Viviana Sorovi were dangerous all day and scored three tries between them, while winger Kelli Brown impressed with her great speed.

Meanwhile, at Allianz Stadium our own Harlequin, Atasi Lafai, pictured above, played a leading role in the Wallaroos record breaking win over Fiji – all round a great day for women’s rugby in Campbelltown.

Next week sees the Quins travel to Camden where the men will bake on the Rams in what will be a critical game for both clubs.

Prior to the men’s game the ladies will play Gordon at 12 noon.

It promises to be a great day of rugby.


Camden 28 Defeated Shamrocks 20

Tech Waratahs 38 Defeated Vikings 14

Campbelltown Harlequins V Kiama           washout

Shoalhaven Bye


Camden 10 Defeated Shamrocks 7

Tech Waratahs 19 Defeated Vikings 10

Campbelltown Harlequins v Kiama            washout

Bowral v University washout

Shoalhaven Bye

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