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Dunedin premier rugby wrap-up: round seven

Dunedin premier rugby wrap-up: round seven

Just when the pecking order of the top flight seems settled, the apple cart tumbles.

The university has handed Cinderella club Zingari-Richmond its first defeat of the season.

The Colors were defeated 54-26 at the University Oval. The students made eight attempts.

But in a bigger surprise, Harbor bounced back from a 77-19 thrashing of Southern last weekend to beat Dunedin 27-24 at Watson Park.

The Sharks trailed 22-5 at halftime and rallied with three tries in the second half. But Harbor held on and recorded their first victory of the campaign.

Kaikorai pumped Alhambra-Union 83-0 at Bishopscourt. The home side botched at least three tries, so they could easily have put a hundred on the beleaguered Broncos.

Experienced winger Jordan McEntee-Walters ran in four tries and fullback Ben Miller made nine conversions and scored two late tries in a haul of 28 points.

That was one-way traffic, but Taieri fought more against Southern at Peter Johnstone Park.

The defending champion won 38-10. Fullback Mackenzie Palmer proved slick. He crossed three tries and his kicking game was top notch.

But the Eels were brave and got a late reward with two tries of their own.