Top three showdown emerges, as UTAS crack top four

University of Tasmania will play off for the gold medal in round four of the Aon Women's Uni 7s Series on the Gold Coast, after winning two of its pool matches on Friday.

University of Tasmania joins esteemed company in the hosts, Bond University as well as the in-form Macquarie University and The University of Queensland in the battle for the gold medal.

In the battle to finish in fifth position the University of New England will play Griffith University with University of Canberra to take on The University of Adelaide.

Aussie 7s and The University of Queensland player, Emilee Cherry said: “That last game was not as clinical as what we wanted it to be, we had a scrappy win against Canberra. We went three from three again and are still undefeated so really looking forward to semi finals tomorrow."

“We need to go back to what we are good at. The last few tournaments, what we have been good at is working for each other and our defensive line has been a bit disconnected this tournament."

“Tomorrow we want to come out and do ourselves justice."

“We are a very competitive team and as individuals we want to be our best and we know that we want to win this competition. We know it’s going to be the toughest game yet, each tournament has been building and the semi finals tomorrow are going to be red hot.”

University of Tasmania head coach, Luke Burgess said: “I’m really proud of my team’s development across the whole series and to make the top four in the final round is a credit to how hard the girls have worked."

“Today we really scrapped hard for our results and played with belief, showing the potential I have known this team to have."

“We’re going to continue to play the Tasmanian style of rugby and go into tomorrow’s match against Macquarie University knowing that if we back ourselves and play with conviction we can get the win.”

Photo credit: ARU Media/Sportography

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