New Look Melbourne Uni falls to Harlequins in GF rematch.

By James Wong Round three of the Dewar Shield saw a rematch of last year’s grand final as Melbourne University hosted Harlequins. Harlequins won 66-14 against a University side that returned just one starting player from last time the teams met. Harlequins now top the competition ladder after picking up the maximum 15 points with three bonus-point wins. They sit one point clear of Melbourne who had the bye last round. With three losses to start the season Melbourne University sit bottom. Described by their Head Coach Andrew Slyfield as “talented but raw” Melbourne University were unable to contain the well-drilled Harlequins attack. Slyfield identified University’s inability to shut down their opponent’s attack from the set-piece and Harlequin’s ability to stretch play to the edges of the field before exploiting gaps inside as key to the end result. “For half the match and in bits and pieces we were good, and in other parts we struggled. As soon as we dropped off the
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