In an entertaining game of rugby, Melbourne has defeated Harlequins by a single point to claim their 18th Premier Grade title. The two teams dominated the season finishing first and second. Both teams lost only one game each and drew their second match in the regular season.
August 14, 2016
Melbourne have defeated three time defending champions Harlequins 20-19 to win the Dewar Shield grand final. Persistence paid off for the Unicorns as they pulled back a 6-19 deficit at half time to finally beat Harlequins after failing to do so in their first three meetings.
August 12, 2016
It has been 32 years since a team last won four Dewar Shield premierships in a row. Harlequins will get their chance to break the drought this Saturday when they face Melbourne in the grand final at RHL Sparks Reserve. Melbourne are no strangers to the situation Harlequins find themselves in – they were the last team to fall short of four premierships in a row.