Another tough afternoon for Southern Beaches in Newcastle and Hunter Rugby, defeated by University.

Nelson Bay couldn’t hold out Wanderers and in the match of the round, Hamilton had a scare against the Greens at Passmore Oval.

It took Hamilton half an hour to break a first half arm wrestle.

Trailing 14-nil, two early second half tries locked the scores up at 14 all before the Hawks clawed back on top – 31-14 winners.

NHRU Round 14 Scores

Hamilton 31 v Merewether Carlton 14

Southern Beaches 18 v University 32

Nelson Bay 17 v Wanderers 34

Maitland 48 v Singleton 0

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