Rebels in Dewar Shield: Round 4 Update
Round 4 of the BLK Dewar Shield continued over the weekend, with 10 Melbourne Rebels players action. Catch up on how they went below.
Henry Hutchinson (Melbourne Unicorns)
A very good performance, playing a hand in a number of tries, meanwhile scoring a brace himself. Provided some really strong on-field communication from fullback in what was his best game in a Melbourne Unicorns jersey.
Tom Moloney (Endeavour Hills)
Another very solid performance, particularly in defence. Moloney provided some really strong runs, despite being in a losing cause to Melbourne University.
Hunter Paisami (Harlequins)
Came back from having his match cut short by injury last week, and showed real grit in his defence; something that Hunter had really worked hard on this week. Coming off the bench, he made a number of crucial tackles at important latter parts of the game.
Sione Tuipolotu (Moorabbin)
Another very consistent performance, making a big impact with his ball running and leadership in the centres. Influential in a number of tries as Moorrabbin ran away with the game 37-17 over Footscray.
Tayler Adams (Moorabbin)
Another to continue some really good early-season form. Adams controlled the game from fly half and provided strong link-up play with backline. Goal kicking was great in a solid win for Moorabbin over Footscray.
Pone Faamausili (Moorabbin)
The big back-rower provided some great drive in attack and was strong in defence, in his first Dewar Shield match for the season.
Sefanaia Naivalu (Box Hill)
The centre struggled to have an impact on the match on limited game-time as Box Hill were on the end of a big loss against Melbourne Unicorns, 72-5.
Frank Lomani (Power House)
Started at full back and was pivotal in bring scores level just after half-time – strong output for his first game at Power House, as they eventually fell 31-10 to Harlequin.
Trevor Hosea (Harlequins)
It was an exciting day to see Trevor play his first senior game for Harlequins after being away in Queensland for two years. He clearly dominated in the air at set piece and around the park using his height and his ball skills to create space through the middle.
Emerson Tamura Paki (Harlequins)
Coming off the bench, Emerson did a great job with the time that was given to prepare for Saturday’s game and was very solid at scrum time and making an impact around the ground.
RESULTS – BLK Dewar Shield, Round 4
Footscray Rugby Club (17) def. by Moorabbin Rugby Club (37)
Harlequin Rugby Club (31) def. Power House Rugby Club (10)
Melbourne Unicorns Rugby Club (72) def. Box Hill Rugby Club (5)
Endeavour Hills Rugby Club (10) def. by Melbourne University Rugby Club (19)