Graham Croker

Sydney University Sports Scholarship holder Jeremy Davie helped NSW to an 11-9 penalty shoot-out win over Western Australia to claim the National 18 and Under Championship played at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre last week.
A Sports Science student at the University, Davie scored six goals, including five in regular time, as NSW and WA were locked at 7-all on full-time.
There was no score in two periods of extra time but NSW was more accurate from the penalty line, only missing one of five attempts while WA could only beat the keeper twice. Davie is the son of a former New Zealand international.
Queensland Maroon collected the bronze medal with an 11-2 margin over NSW Waratahs.
Meanwhile, Sydney University Lions have made the finals series in the men’s national league following an 11-6 win over Balmain and a loss to Drummoyne over the weekend.
Australian representative Sam McGregor has made a welcome return to the Lions in time for the finals.
Sydney University women’s team will miss the finals following a 9-8 loss to Balmain on Friday night and an 8-all draw with Drummoyne on Sunday afternoon.

National Men’s and Women’s Leagues

Men: Sydney University Lions 11 (Alistair Visch 3, Sam McGregor 3, Trent Franklin 2, Nathan Cargill, James Moar, Scott Nicholson goals) d Balmain Tigers 6 (Ian Calpin 2, Nick Falzon, Chris Dyson, Gavin Woods, Marin Lazic goals) at Ryde Aquatic Centre on Friday night.
Drummoyne d Sydney University (details to come) at Sydney University Sports and Fitness Centre on Sunday afternoon.
Women: Balmain Tigers 9 (Kayle Leathem 2,B Appel 2, Lexi Higlett, Rebecca Rippon, Elizabeth Simms, Lauren Varlow, Bronwyn Smith goals) d Sydney University Lions 8 (Fiona Hammond 2, Joanne Whitehorn 2, Melissa Hammond 2, Taniele Gofers goals) on Friday night.
Sydney University 8 drew with Drummoyne 8 on Sunday afternoon (details to come).