They all had contrasting fortunes on the field, but Sydney University Women’s Rugby Club’s (SUWRC) past and present played their part in the IRB Women’s Seven’s World Series event held in Houston, USA.

SUWRC’s Iliseva Batibasaga was part of the Australian Pearls team that defeated rivals New Zealand 17-12 in the third versus fourth playoff, while former players Beatriz Futuro Muhlbauer (Brazil) and Marie Yamaguchi (Japan) came up against each other in the Bowl Final (9th v 10th). Muhlbauer and her Brazilian team prevailed, defeating Japan 12-7 to raise the Bowl.

Batibasaga, Muhlbauer and Yamaguchi were all part of SUWRC’s successful 2011 Premiership team.