The 2015 Dewar Shield fixture has been released, and with it an exciting array of clashes that are highlighted by a full fixture of clashes on a Friday night.
Round One of the Dewar Shield kicks off on Saturday March 21st, with the highlight looking to be a clash between 2014 finalists Box Hill and Moorabbin. Defending champions Harlequin host Melbourne Uni, Footscray host the Melbourne Unicorns and Power House travel to Endeavour Hills, while Southern Districts have the bye.
The Pirates travel to Endeavour Hills to begin their season in Round Two, while Box Hill’s first home game in the same round is a Grand Final replay against two-time defending champions Harlequin.
Queen’s Birthday weekend sees three matches played under lights on Friday June 5th, with the second Grand Final replay of the season between Box Hill and Harlequin to be played at AAMI Park on Saturday June 6th, before the RaboDirect Rebels host the Bulls at 3:30pm on the same afternoon.
Melbourne Uni will host Power House on University Oval, the first time in the Club’s history that they have played on the main oval on campus, while Moorabbin host Footscray under lights and Southern Districts will play under their new match quality lights for the first time as they host Endeavour Hills. There will be no other competitions scheduled on Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Other highlights of the fixture include matches between Moorabbin and Foostcray in Rounds Two and Eleven, after each Club won one narrow encounter apiece in 2014, and Power House and Harlequin clashing in Rounds Four and Thirteen after they shared the spoils last season with each claiming a two-point victory.
Melbourne will be hoping their good form continues against Southern Districts from 2014, where they won both clashes, continues as they will face off against the Pirates in Rounds Nine and Eighteen, the final round before finals. Endeavour Hills lost a number of nail biters in 2014, but they did manage a draw against Melbourne Uni and will be hoping to go one better when those sides clash in Rounds Eight and Sixteen, while the Box Hill Broncos conclude the regular season with a trip to Melbourne Uni.
A three week finals series, the same in format as in 2014 and featuring the top four sides, will take place between August 1st and August 15th.
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Source: Rebels Media Unit